In December 2009 the British Government approved a £100 million five year grant, under the Department for International Development (DFID), for a post-conflict development programme (PCDP) in northern Uganda. This programme seeks to contribute to the comprehensive post-conflict recovery and development process in northern Uganda, under the over-arching framework of the Ugandan Government’s Peace Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP). In this regard, the UK government has established a post-conflict programme for Northern Uganda (PCDP) that is aligned to PRDP.
Subsequently, the UK department for International Development approved a proposal from International Alert, Refugee Law Project and Saferworld, requesting support for a project to form an Advisory Consortium on Conflict Sensitivity (ACCS), with the overall aim of assisting DFID and partners in strengthening the potential of the PRDP and recovery process to address the causes of conflict and contribute to sustainable peace and stability.
By its mandate, ACCS seeks to particularly strengthen the ability of key stakeholders in the UK government’s Post Conflict Development Programme (PCDP) for Northern Uganda to effectively address the drivers of conflict and contribute to building peace through their interventions.