Contribution to Darfur Community Peace and Stability Fund (DCPSF)

Project completed

The DCPSF is a UNDP administered Multi Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) for Darfur and it has been established at the end of 2007 with focus on the root causes of the protracted humanitarian crisis which is mainly due to the multi-facetted conflict situation. The DCPSF funded projects provide humanitarian assistance combined with activities for community stabilisation and peace promotion. The DCPSF projects are part of the overall Humanitarian Work Plan and of the Darfur Development Strategy. The SCO Khartoum since 2007 is member of the DCPSF steering committee and can meaningfully influence the strategic approach of the fund.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Conflict & fragility
Human rights
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Conflict prevention
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
01.04.2014 - 31.12.2015
CHF  500’000

Over 10 years of armed conflict in Darfur Region have had unprecedented and lasting violations of human rights, causing massive displacement and the creation of a huge IDP community in the region.


Restoration of trust and confidence amongst diverse communities through processes of dialogue and consultation coupled with well targeted humanitarian assistance.

Target groups

IDPs and host communities in very high socio- economic stress due to longstanding and multi-facetted conflict situations.

Medium-term outcomes

Economic and livelihoods initiatives and better access to basic services lead to improved interactions among various groups.


Expected results:  

Better access to basic services and infrastructure allow at the same time an effective community level conflict resolution.

Results from previous phases:  

The combination of humanitarian assistance and consensus building proofed to be promising. It is the only feasible approach for stabilization in the long-lasting and complex conflict situation in Darfur.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • United Nations Development Programme

Other partners

Denmark; DFID; Germany; Italy; Netherlands; Norway; Sida; USAID.

Coordination with other projects and actors

Government authorities and local institutions; (I)NGO’s; UN Country Team; Humanitarian Country Team; UNAMID ; Bilateral and multilateral funding partners; Common Humanitarian Fund CHF and CERF; Darfur Development Strategy.  

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    500’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    500’000
Project phases Phase 3 01.11.2018 - 31.12.2019   (Completed) Phase 2 01.08.2016 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.04.2014 - 31.12.2015   (Completed)