This proposal provides the outline of Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC) Ethnic Harmony and Trust (E-HAT) in South Sudan Project. The recipients of this project are community leaders/elders and women leaders. The E-HAT project’s main objectives are to reduce intercommunal violence and increase trust between communities in South Sudan through the achievement of its secondary objectives: increase women’s participation in conflict resolution and empower community leaders/elders to take ownership of conflict mediation and resolution as an alternative to violence. The objectives target the ethnic tensions that contribute to the conflict. The objectives are complementary to the Canadian government’s existing programming in South Sudan as well as with its international assistance priorities. GAC will grant $20M CAD to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to implement the project over a four-year period, starting in 2019. The project will continue to be monitored throughout its implementation and will be evaluated before project initiation and in two stages following project completion.

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