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1 Presented by the Democracy and Governance Office (DGO)
Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) Annual Program Statement (APS) Bidders’ Conference Maria Barron Presented by the Democracy and Governance Office (DGO) March 3, 2014, 1:30 to 3:30pm Kathmandu

2 APS Overview Leah Mueller, DG Specialist

3 Two categories (100k to 500k & 500k to $1.2 mill)
CMM APS Checklist Checklist will help verify that you covered the requirements (handout and available online) Especially: Two categories (100k to 500k & 500k to $1.2 mill) All required technical sections P2P Nepal Specific Criteria English The checklist serves as a reference only – the APS is your guide MB

4 Evaluation Criteria ADDRESS ALL EVALUATION CRITERIA – It Matters
Local Non-Local Approach & Methodology 40 Context & Conflict Analysis 15 Theory of Change 10  People to People Approach Implementation Plan, Costs, & Sustainability 35 45  Implementation 25  Do No Harm  Local Engagement – for Non-Local Applicants Only 0/10 Monitoring & Evaluation Plan 8 Institutional Capabilities 5  Past Performance  2 2 Total 90 100 MB ADDRESS ALL EVALUATION CRITERIA – It Matters

5 Funding Anticipated available funding = $16 Million
Anticipated number of awards = multiple Number of countries participating in 2014 = 11 – including Nepal Nepal’s Funding History 2011 = 1 award 2012 = 3 awards 2013 = did not participate 2014 = ? Leah Mueller

6 Estimated Timeline Application Deadline USAID/DCHA/CMM
review & notification Summer/Fall 2014 Application Deadline March 28, :00pm in Nepal USAID/Nepal Review April 2014 APS Released Feb. 24, 2014 Implementation 2015 or 2016 USAID/Nepal Procurement Approximately 8 to 24 months LM Bidders’ Conference March 3, 2014 Receipt Confirmation March 29, 2014 USAID/Nepal notifies unsuccessful applicants May 2014

7 Potential Award Steps & Types
Pre-Award Survey – for partners new to USAID Covers: organization, experience, accounting, operational controls, and technical skills; see ADS Types Cooperative Agreement Grant Fixed Obligation Grant (FOG); see ADS LM Only you can determine your eligibility Encourage new partners, but: “resultant awards to these organizations may be delyaed ifn USAID must undertake necessary pre-award reviews of these organizations to determine their “responsibility”

8 People to People & Nepal Specific Instructions Reshma Thapa

9 Technical Narrative

10 Likelihood of violence declines
“People to People” (P2P) Approach Interact purposefully To promote mutual understanding, trust empathy and resilient social ties Create opportunity Broken Re l at I onsh p Likelihood of violence declines Safe Space Bring Together Understand/Agree Advocate together for change Prejudice/perceived differences

11 Approach & Methodology
LOCAL ENGAGEMENT & SUSTAINABILITY Theory of change Prefer to peacefully resolve Do No HARM Appreciate A new relationship builds up- resilience Parties do not return to former patterns of conflict Does not imply agreement Realization of existence of different experiences and perspectives Reduce negative attribution Valuing different experiences and perspectives Positive reception of the other parties Cooperate towards shared and substantive accomplishments Peace Writ Large Understand Collaborate Gender Consideration Source of grievance and resilience Triggering factor of violence and moments of opportunity Context and conflict analysis Key actors to conflict/peace

12 More People Key People Peace Writ Large Attitudinal Institutional

13 Country Specific Instruction
Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) in governance Promulgation of the Constitution Transitional Justice Peace and Reconciliation

14 CMM Nepal Program Presentation
Reshma Thapa, DG Specialist

15 Implementing Partner: Safer World
Program: Community Initiatives for Common Understanding (CICU) Life of Project: June 2013 to June 2016 USG Contribution: $1.13 M Implementing Partners: CWIN and INSEC Goal: Conflict mitigation in targeted area improved Implementing Partner: Mercy Corps Program: Inclusive Resource Management Initiative (IRMI) Life of Project: June 2013 to May 2015 USG Contribution: $1.16 M Implementing Partners: BASE and Sahakarmi Samaj Goal: Enhance stability through natural resource conflict resolution and inclusive natural resource management Implementing Partner: Care Nepal Program: Sambad: Dialogue for Peace Life of Project: Aug 2013 to May 2016 USG Contribution: $ 1.15M Implementing Partners: LARC and Namuna Goal: A consolidated peace process in Nepal; mitigating conflict issue at local level Safer World: 9000 conflict affected or at risk – youth. The program breaks down barriers for peaceful dialogue and build on healthy relationships to identify and and collaborate together on community development activities. Raise awareness on conflict sensitive development. Mercy Corps: Resource based conflict and underlying root causes like lack of inclusive decision making process, political manipulation over resources. Break down barriers between divided communities through repeated interactions and collaborative problem solving. Care Nepal: Victims from armed conflict.

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17 Local government capacity to implement peace mandates increased
Key Results Key Stakeholders ability to constructively address community level issues related to conflicts strengthened Dialogue between conflicting groups fostered and mutual trust and reconciliation improved Local government capacity to implement peace mandates increased Inclusive community participation in local level government planning increased Local partner organizations capacity to implement peace programming increased

18 Why= coordinate CMM projects and share best practices
CMM Partners Meeting Why= coordinate CMM projects and share best practices When = every 4 months Where = in the field, classroom and field setting Who = all CMM partners


20 DG & CMM Overview Maria E. Barrόn, DGO Director

21 CMM Program CMM is found in USAID/Washington’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) USAID Missions support CMM’s efforts to: Identify and analyze sources of conflict Early response to address the causes and consequences of instability and violent conflict Integrate conflict management and mitigation into USAID's analysis, strategies, and programs CMM and Missions’ Implementation Conducting Conflict Assessments Developing Cutting-Edge Toolkits Supporting Conflict Management Programs Outreach & Training MB Brief context of how all this is related USAID/CMM/DGO Nepal… The Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) is organized within USAID's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA). Mission = read Work = this APS falls under CMM’s “Supporting Conflict Management Programs” source:

22 USAID/Nepal DG Strategy

23 Q&A Your questions are welcome! Thank you for your participation!
- USAID/Nepal DG Team

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