Strengthening community resilience to violence in DRC

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The latest in our series of learning summaries, this summary highlights the main challenges, successes and lessons learned during a project to strengthen community resilience to violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The project was implemented by our local partner Fondation Chirezi (FOCHI) who work on the Ruzizi plain in the province of South Kivu, in eastern DRC. This is a volatile area where divisions between ethnic groups have created a cycle of armed conflict and poverty that has eroded the social fabric and cohesion of communities.

This learning summary is based on an independent evaluation conducted in August 2017, to assess the impact, efficiency and sustainability of the project conducted in 10 communities in South Kivu. In addition, this summary also provides key recommendations of how to enhance the capacity of local organisations to build community resilience.

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