The picture shows a training for midwives in the El Srief Community in North Darfur. The training is supported by UNDP Sudan as part of its community security interventions in the Darfur region. The initiative aims to respond to the security concerns that the communities themselves have identified, thereby strengthening the social cohesion between groups as well as bolstering the relationship between communities and state authorities. The community security project is one way through which UNDP and national partners, help create an enabling environment for the future reintegration of ex-combatants in Darfur, while controlling the proliferation and use of small arms.
This project has been made possible through the generous support of the Government of Canada/Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade(DFAIT) and UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR).