Assignment: Abyei Internally Displaced People Return and Rehabilitation Program
Period: March 2003 – May 2005 | Missions: resident in Sudan
On behalf of: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Project leader for a UNDP programma in one of the conflict-prone areas of Sudan. Managing an international team to provide a programme to facilitate the return of internally displaced people to their home areas after decades of conflict. The programme focused on peacebuilding and conflict transformation, creating enabling conditions for people to return, and socio-economic livelihood projects. Also acted as area coordinator for Abyei and Blue Nile regions for the UN Resident Coordinator. Frequently traveled to Kenya to meet partners from Abyei South Sudan.