UNHCR, donors, NGOs and UN open PFRR meeting

By Wek Atak Kacjang

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and partners has opened up a partnership meeting for Recovery and Resilience (PFRR) in South Sudan.

This is because the caucus is committed to a new way of working that shifts the focus from meeting needs to reducing needs risks and vulnerability.

Partnership for Recovery and Resilience will focus on seven areas including Yambio, Torit, Aweil, Wau, Rumbek, Bor and Yei.

This is because currently the partnership is being implemented in Yambio and Aweil and under development in Torit and Wau as the PFRR develops and strengthens itself to expand further to other areas.

Speaking to Press during the meeting, Global Practice and Specialist of DAI Centre for Safe and Stable States, Daniel Deng said the conference was organized for people to come together and reflect on the impact of partnership resilience over the last two years.

“The purpose of partnership is for donors, UN agencies and NGOS but most important for local communities to begin working together for affected people so the resource we brought to South Sudan impact on people’s life because we want to move forward with better awareness, ”Deng said.

“We definitely we have mechanism put in places to help community response with any disaster because we have big partnership to make sure that peoples can see things coming from events and prepare, Deng added.

The meeting highlights how to bring together community leaders from the areas visited by the partners and how to learn of partnership progress.

The most critical pre-requisite of partnership engagement is local commitment and ownership through joint plans for shared outcomes reflecting community aspirations, Deng said.

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