This report provides an overview of the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention in 2015. First launched in 2004, the programme has been instrumental in supporting the engagement of UN Country Teams with national stakeholders to develop, accompany, and sustain nationally-led initiatives aimed at preventing and resolving conflict.
In 2015, the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme provided support to close to 50 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors.
The reports highlights the variety of contexts in which the Joint Programme has engaged in this year, with notable results achieved supporting local level dialogue and infrastructures for peace in Burundi and Malawi; political transitions in Ukraine, Nigeria, and Sri Lanka; formal and local dialogue processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Comoros, Papua New Guinea and the South Caucasus; as well as addressing cross-border conflict dynamics in Central Asia and at the border of Kenya and Ethiopia, and Tunisia. The report also examines the perspectives of the UNDP-DPA partnership in light of the recent UN Peace and Security review.