Community Development Project for Refugees (CDPR)
Location: Basateen, Aden Governorate + Kharaz Refugee Camp, Lahij Governorate
Project Duration: January 1 – December 31, 2011 (implemented since 2006)
Target beneficiaries: Refugees
The Community Development for Project for Refugees (CDPR) is funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This one-year program, effective January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011 has been implemented in southern Yemen on an annual cycle since 2006. It is complemented by other ongoing projects in Aden and Lahij, including the Joint Economic and Social Support Project in Basateen, funded by the Dutch Government and the Self Reliance III project for in Basateen and Kharaz camp, funded by ADRA Norway.
CDPR employs a community-based approach to create, promote and sustain community ownership of activities concerning refugees. Within this framework, the project has five key aims: 1) Promote Community Development and Participation; 2) Provide Psychosocial Support and Assistance to Refugees with Special Needs; 3) Prevent and respond to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV); 4) Promote Vocational Training and Labor Insertion; and 5) Promote Peace building, Reconciliation and Community Environment Security and Protection. The project is being implemented in both Kharaz refugee camp and Basateen, Aden.
• Vocational Training
• Leadership, Management, Self-Reliance & Business Training
• Market & Employment Surveys
• English, Sign Language & Arabic Literacy Classes
• Computer Courses & Internet Center
• Cultural, Recreational and Sporting events, competitions and games
• Awareness Raising & Sensitization Campaigns in the community, schools, centers, etc.
• Male & Female Community Centers
• Sewing, Weaving and Straw Centers supported
• Day care & Children's Center
• Refugee formed committee development, training & support
• Home Gardening training, support and implementation