Darfur Community Peace and Stability Fund (DCPSF)

Project completed

The Darfur Community Peace and Stability Fund (DCPSF) is a UNDP managed trust fund for Darfur since 2007. It supports peacebuilding activities and fosters social cohesion in conflict affected communities. It synergizes the undertakings with other multilateral humanitarian funding tools and operations of other partners. DCPSF paves the way to recovery and furthermore to development. It accelerates transition from relief to recovery and stability. In the present phase it will enhance its focus on women and youth and links with institutional law institutions.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Conflict & fragility
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Conflict prevention
Protection, access & security
01.11.2018 - 31.12.2019
CHF  1’160’000
Background 13 years of conflict in Darfur have had severe and lasting consequences on local communities. Civilians have been subjected to widespread violence. The deterioration of confidence in governance and rule of law are further compounded by the destruction of infrastructure and livelihoods, and the near absence of basic social services.
Objectives In 2021 , security and stabilization of communities affected by conflict are improved through utilization of effective conflict management mechanisms, peace dividends and support to peace infrastructures and durable solutions that augment peaceful coexistence and social cohesion.
Target groups
  • Communities affected by conflict in Darfur. Gender issues will be activiely pursued by the DCPSF to empower women; the project also enhnces its focus on youth
  • In 2017 over 84'000 persons have directely benefitted from the project; more than 940'000 indirectly.
Medium-term outcomes
  • Community-based conflict resolution and reconciliation mechanisms are in use and working effectively to resolve conflict
  • Peace dividends for community interdependence and co-existence delivered
  • Women's organisations, including those representing pastoralist women, empowered to meaningfully participate in local and State-level peacebuilding platforms
  • Improved networking, coordination, and learning between local and state level peace building institutions.

Expected results:  

  • By end of 2019 332 community based conflict mechanisms are put in place
  • 148 initiatives provide livelihood opportunities
  • 174 social service infrastructures are established, e.g class rooms, clinics, etc.
  • 30 migration routes are demarcated and 24 areas of communal pasture/land are agreed on

Results from previous phases:  

  • 85% of almost 2000 conflicts were solved (in 2017)
  • 75% of community members stated that trust and confidence had increased (in 2017)
  • 82% of community members stated that community conflicts have decreased due to DCPSF conflict resolution mechanisms (in 2017)
  • 66% of community members stated that economic interventions among communities have increased (in 2017)

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

Coordination with other projects and actors
  • The DCPSF Steering Committee provides the strategic guidance. It is co-chaired by the UN RC/HC. The Steering Committee includes contributing donors, representatives of Participating UN agencies and an appointed INGO representative.
  • DCPSF partners closely works with local authorities and traditional leaders
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    1’160’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    1’160’000 Total project since first phase Swiss budget CHF   1’500’000 Budget inclusive project partner CHF   2’660’000
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)