DRC: Rehabilitation, reconstruction and cohabitation in North Kivu

In collaboration with the Groupe d’Études et d’Actions pour un Développement bien défini (GEAD), Campagne Pour la Paix (CPP) and the Centre de Formation et de Promotion de Droits de l’Homme (CFPDH).

Context:

It is easy to say that the situation in the DRC has not evolved at all levels since 2 August 1998, when the country was occupied by armed Rwandan, Ugandan, Burundian on behalf of the rebel Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD).

The socio-economic situation in the occupied territories remains dire. The country's partition into two blocks (part controlled by the government of Khinsaha and the one occupied by the aggressors and the RCD) promotes the systematic looting of mineral resources, natural and even agricultural products to the point where the population is living victim of this theft in indescribable misery.

To date, the DRC cannot claim to control all of the occupied provinces. We are seeing attacks perpetrated of vehicles by unidentified armed men on the roads linking Goma-Sake, Sake-Kitshanga Kitshanga-Pinga and Goma-Rutshuru. The lack of social projects for the well-being of people is pushing non-governmental organizations (NGOs) foreign, national or local to meet fully or partially some of the needs expressed by local residents.

It is within this context that Alternatives and the Groupe d’Études et d’Actions pour un Développement bien défini (GEAD), submitted to the Canadian International Development a second project on the rehabilitation of social infrastructure (46 schools and 46 health centers), the construction of a community interest that can facilitate the holding of meetings for the reconciliation of ethnic groups, the drinking water supply to Nyasi, the extension of water supply Nyabiondo to Bushani and peace activities. These latter activities were carried out in collaboration with two local NGOs, namely Campaign for Peace (CCP) and the Training Centre and the Centre for Training and Promotion of Human Rights (CFPDH).

The direct beneficiaries of this project totaled approximately 1,296,440 people.

Objectives:

  • Rehabilitation of social and community infrastructure;
  • Construction of a community center;
  • Drinking water supply in rural areas;
  • Strengthening the work of pacification;
  • Capacity building interventions of our partners.

Achievements:

  • 46 schools rehabilitated;
  • 46 health centers rehabilitated;
  • Rehabilitation of 30 water sources to fight water-borne diseases thanks to drinking water;
  • Construction of a community center;
  • Production of radio and tracts on peaceful coexistence;
  • Meetings with community leaders;
  • Work planning and monitoring of GEAD in collaboration with several other local NGOs;
  • Monitoring and evaluation by the project Do No Harm;
  • Monitoring and evaluation by Alternatives.

 

Year: 
1999 - 2000
Locations: 
Congo (Kinshasa)