End of evaluation for Saferworld addressing root causes of conflict (ARC) programme in Sudan

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. We work with civil society, local authorities and organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through programming, advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others.

Saferworld has been working on conflict prevention and peacebuilding issues in Sudan since 2011. With an office in Khartoum, we work in partnership across a number of states in Sudan, including in Khartoum, Darfur, Eastern Sudan, South Kordofan and Blue Nile. With partners, we support women, youth and community groups in their efforts to build peace, and help to provide space and opportunities for civil society to come together to discuss how to further peace and democracy. We also help civil society organisations to raise public awareness of conflict and governance issues and promote debate.

Our work with the regional and international community (such as the European Union and the African Union) increases understanding of the complex challenges faced in Sudan. This ensures that projects and approaches to Sudan support Sudanese-led efforts toward peace rather than exacerbate conflict.

Saferworld in partnership with SUDIA is implementing 5-years programme titled Building Constituencies for Peaceful Change in Sudan and is running from December 2016 to November 2021. This programme contributes towards the achievement of the overarching goal of Addressing Root Causes of Conflict (ARC) - to address the political and socio-economic root causes of armed conflict and instability and irregular migration in Sudan. It primarily focuses on civil society at the local and national levels as proactive participants in improving human security and social cohesion.

The programme aims to bridge the divides between groups (including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities) through inclusive local-level action for peace and conflict transformation. By providing communities and civil society with increased capacity and skill to examine critically the local cycles of violence, and implement action plans to address the locally-identified root causes of violence. The programme enables communities and civil society to explore how the drivers of conflict affect communities and provide a base from which these actors can begin to build solidarity and trust on key issues. The programme is being implemented in Khartoum, North and South Darfur; Kassala, Gedaref and Red Sea in Eastern Sudan.

Saferworld invites expressions of interest from teams or individuals with the required skills and experience. More information and details on how to submit expressions of interest in attached Sudan ARC End of Programme Evaluation ToR document.