Focuses on the restoration of trade linkages between communities impacted by conflict through peacebuilding, economic capacity building and access to tools and supports;
A 3-year $3.5 million USD initiative to develop targeted economic clusters and provide peacebuilding support to overcome barriers to security and regional trade.
Rebuilding Farms, Rebuilding Trust
HDC’s locally designed agricultural initiative to rebuild capacity within the agricultural community in collaboration with international partners for technical support, capacity building and farmer-focused financing;
A multi-year agriculture development strategy that builds from incremental international funding support to full sustainability for the creation of an integrated capacity-building initiative with global funding and technical partners;
A focus on targeted crop development, farmer training, and livestock and fisheries development, all of which ties to the Market Access & Linking Initiative;
By Year 4 this is a self-sustaining program with the capacity to spread to a national initiative.
Seeds for the Future
HDC’s youth-led social enterprise initiative brings together an international mentorship program with locally delivered hands-on skills development, providing youth with new skills, a sustainable income, and a direct link to the local marketplace.
Building Skills, Building Hope
Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET);
Asking combatants to lay down their arms and resume life, with no skills, no employment, no financial security, is a next to impossible task;
As part of the deep connection to community, HDC will create a long-term TVET strategy through a 10-year national partnership with the GoSS and international technical and funding partners to begin targeted implementation of TVET Centres, coupled with Employment Centres, throughout South Sudan in priority areas.
HDC believes in the right and the need for women and girls to play strong roles in their communities. To this end, a series of programming initiatives has been established to drive an agenda of empowerment, economic security and access to education and leadership for all women in HDC’s geographic service delivery areas;
Tomorrow Now: HDC’s targeted investment in Girls Education through a scholarship fund that follows the participant all the way through their education. Girls can rely on the long-term financial, emotional and living supports from HDC under this program as they transition from conflict and displacement into the safety and security of a supportive educational environment. HDC is already delivering on this commitment in Kenya and will expand it to South Sudan and Somalia in 2018;
Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative: An HDC initiative to increase financial autonomy and self determination in women-led households in South Sudan through skill-building and market access;
Through a three-year series of financial commitments from international partners, HDC will develop a Women’s Economic Empowerment project based on social enterprise principals, including a requirement that the project be financially self-sustaining in Year 3;
The project will bring together 240 participants in the first three years to develop a strong “Made in South Sudan” series of crafting projects that will focus on Fair Trade sales of goods into key international markets through an integrated linkage from HDC’s Development Division in North America, Europe and Asia.