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Survivor and Community-Led Response – SCLR / The First Project

Project Details:
  • Duration: 2021

  • Location: Erbil / Darartu

  • Donor: CoS

  • Partner: DCA

Project Summary:

The “Survivor and Community-Led Response (SCLR)” project was designed to provide vital support to local communities by facilitating a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of their existing conditions through the Community Capacity Building and Risk Reduction (PVCA) framework. This initiative is driven by the aspiration to rekindle a sense of responsibility and loyalty, foster a spirit of communal cooperation, rebuild trust, and restore hope within these communities. The methodology of the project encompasses several essential aspects:

One of the primary goals is to enhance the quality of life within these communities, ensuring that individuals maintain their dignity, while also revitalizing a culture of voluntary engagement that might have waned over time. A crucial aspect of this initiative involves cultivating communities that possess the resilience to endure and recover from various shocks, be they social, economic, or environmental in nature.

Empowerment is a key component of this methodology, particularly with regard to women and youth at individual, family, and community levels. This empowerment is not just about providing resources, but also about nurturing a sense of agency and self-sufficiency that will enable these individuals to contribute actively to their own betterment and that of their communities.

Furthermore, the project envisions the creation of a valuable tool that local communities can use to monitor the performance of their local authorities and to encourage them to deliver essential services effectively. The project helps ensure that basic needs are met and that governance remains accountable to the people it serves.

Through its various activities, the project sought to address a range of needs within the community. By the hands of local community volunteer groups, these activities were conducted. Rehabilitating educational institutions, ensuring access to clean water, providing essential resources during emergencies, and improving healthcare facilities, the project tackled these challenges with the aim of building resilience and fostering a sense of unity and collaboration among the diverse population of the Daratu district.


JORD staff with the community

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