|Approval Date||12 Nov 2003|
|Signature Date||26 May 2004|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2010|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2010|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||11330|
Since the signing of the Luena Peace Accords, on 22 April 2002, Angola has embarked on an extensive programme of reconstruction and socioeconomic reintegration of displaced persons, demobilized groups and refugees, with the aim of consolidating stability and reviving production in the country. The Project to Support the Socio-economic Reintegration of Vulnerable Groups and Refugees (PARG) is part of the post-conflict rehabilitation and reconstruction effort, towards the goals set out in the interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (I-PRSP) issued by the Government. The project is designed to contribute to poverty reduction by providing vocational training for the segments most affected by the war. It focuses on municipalities and rural communes situated in the northern part of Huambo Province, which have been ravaged by war for long periods and also host large numbers of displaced persons (DP), demobilized combatants and vulnerable persons. In that regard, the project activities are such as would appreciably improve the living conditions of these populations, build the capacities of the communities and services managing reintegration programmes and thereby aid rapid socio-economic re-settlement of the various segments in their home communities.
Sector Goal and Project Objectives The sector goal is to help improve the living conditions of the vulnerable populations that have been affected by the conflict. More specifically, the project has the following objectives: i) improving the professional skills of ex-combatants, youths and adults, ii) building the institutional capacities of the public agencies and NGOs involved in reintegration efforts and iii) informing and sensitizing the communities.
The beneficiary population is made up of: i) young children who are uneducated, having spent so many years out of school, ii) young jobless people between 15 and 35 years, including young soldiers who know nothing other than combat, iii) previously demobilized combatants and their dependents in difficult socioeconomic situations, owing to the lack of jobs iv) adult populations that have been for a long time displaced and whose solidarity networks within the community have thus been disorganized, and iv) single women heading households, whose responsibilities have greatly increased, with the high number of children turned orphans in the region. The principal characteristics of the main beneficiaries are that they are poor, illiterate, supported by their families and have been constantly on the move for a long time, owing to the war situation.
African Development Fund
Government Of Angola
Project Implementation Unit Huambo, Angola
|Last Update||16 Jan 2020|