This report was commissioned by the Danish Demining Group (DDG) to examine the lessons learned from their Borderlands Conflict Prevention and Management in the Mandera Triangle and Karamoja Cluster project. The Borderlands project was funded as a six months pilot by the United Kingdom (UK) Government’s newly established Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (CSSF).
The report examines the conflict prevention and management activities that DDG have implemented over the pilot period of September 2015 to March 2016 and draws upon their previous experiences of conflict prevention related work in northern Kenyan and Horn of Africa. It focuses on what has worked well and less well in terms of initiatives to improve the management of conflict and insecurity in the borderland areas of Uganda (Karamoja Region), Kenya (North Pokot, Turkana and Mandera) and Somalia (Gedo Region).
The report assesses the relevance and effectiveness of DDG’s approach and the different project activities. It concludes with a set of recommendations for the next phase of the project.