Feasibility Study for a project to prevent juvenile violence in Kinshasa

Place Category: ideaborn slPlace Tags: Rule of law, study, and Violence and Crime prevention

  • Dates (start/end) : February –September 2015
    Overall project value (EUR): 175.000
    Origin of funding: GIZ
    Name of client: KfW
    Name of consortium members: CDS and CISP
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    This initiative is a part of the Peace Consolidation Fund funded by the German cooperation in RDC. The feasibility study is aimed at identifying an initiative to prevent juvenile violence in disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Kinshasa by promoting socio-economic insertion and urban development. The initiative, with an expected overall budget of 10 M€, will then be implemented by KfW on behalf of the Ministry of Plan.

    The logic behind the intervention is that juvenile violence can be prevented by:

    • offering to young people coming from disadvantaged areas and prone to enter gangs alternatives through study and labour insertion;
    • favouring the development of community values in disadvantaged neighbourhoods through participatory management of urban areas renewed by the project.

    The feasibility study is articulated into two different phases:

    • the first one is aimed at collecting information and mapping criminal activities, vocational training, economic and urban development opportunities in each target area;
    • the second one is aimed at the participatory design of an intervention including measures to support vocational training and labour insertion, socio-psychological counseling and urban development.

    Type of services provided

    The services provided include:

    • elaboration and validation of the identification methodology;
    • desk review of the necessary documents;
    • organisation of interviews with authorities at national, town and neighbourhood level as well as with informants to assess the organisational structure of gangs;
    • organisation of focus groups with civil society organisations and inhabitants of the selected areas;
    • site visits to target areas to identify options for urban development interventions;
    • presentation and validation of the overall intervention strategy with local authorities;
    • organisation of workshops for the participatory identification of specific interventions in the target areas.