Background and objectives
This project is for the resettlement, reconstruction and rehabilitation of conflict-affected Sierra Leoneans including returning IDPs, ex-combatants and the non-displaced population. The interventions aimed at resettlement and reintegration linking emergency and development assistance in a continuum which is aimed at restoring an environment that permits the resumption of peaceful and sustainable living conditions. The principal beneficiaries are communities and the nation as a whole as the project is aimed to develop and establish sustainable systems of shelter and service delivery through the re-establishment of efficient systems and institutions.
A human settlements development framework will be developed taking into account lessons learned through the implementation of the resettlement, reconstruction and rehabilitation programme. An international consultant is being recruited for 6 work months. The activities include review of previous and existing policies, study of government development plans, consultations with various stakeholders and designing from that a national strategy. A draft of the proposed framework will then be presented at a national consultation workshop.
The principal beneficiaries will be the communities and all of Sierra Leone. The project will develop policy guidelines and strategies for establishing sustainable shelter and service delivery with the resettlement, reconstruction and rehabilitation programme being the initial intervention in an emergency relief to development continuum. It is expected to lead to the articulation of a national housing policy and implementation strategy.