Conflict prevention and resilience building in the return areas of Bosso, Gueskerou and Kablewa communes in Diffa

Conflict prevention and resilience building

in the return areas of Bosso, Gueskerou and Kablewa communes in Diffa

Project Details


21 October 2022 to 21 october 2025

Funded by 

UN Secretary General’s Peacebuilding Fund


IOM (lead) and UNFPA

Implementing Partners

ONG ID VERT ‘Initiative pour un Développement Durable’, ONG Kouri ‘Action pour le développement et la promotion de la race bovine Kouri’, Action pour le Bien-Etre (APBE)

Project Location

Bosso, Gueskerou and Kablewa communes in Diffa


About the Project

Following the first wave of returns of 40,138 IDPs initiated in June 2021, a second wave of 11,933 IDPs was planned before June 2022 for 278 villages, according to the commitment of the Head of State. The aim is to ensure the proper reintegration and socio-economic rehabilitation of returnees in the first phase of the voluntary return process, in a climate of peace consolidation, but also to prepare the dignified and voluntary return of the next waves of the process, in order to contribute to a sustainable end to the crisis in the Diffa region and reduce humanitarian needs in the long term. The project aims to ensure that local governance is strengthened and that the needs of returning IDPs and other community members are addressed in a transparent, inclusive and participatory manner to address the root causes of instability and conflict in the Diffa region.

The project will support the coordination of the strategy of the second phase of the voluntary return programme for internally displaced populations in the Diffa region, which had as its main weakness in its first phase, the weak synergy between the partners involved. The project will also provide mechanisms to support local governance and local factor organisations which have not really been included in the present strategy. This will be done through capacity building and the establishment of community-based organisations and social cohesion (peace committees, cooperatives, exchange of goods and services between communities). The first phase also saw an underestimation of the needs of the communities for a sustainable return, but also an evaluation of the set of actions already undertaken in order to avoid duplication in planning and the adequate distribution of available resources