|Overview : |
The Solomon Islands National Peacebuilding Policy (NPP) states many of the root causes of conflict arise out of the different contexts people originate from. The mixture of traditional and modern values in a rapidly changing society is considered by the NPP as a crisis. These changes generate new sources of potential conflict around land use, applying customary law, and socio-economic development.
There were series of empirical studies to better comprehend the drivers of conflict in the country were conducted by United Nations and the government including the 2017 perception survey and the truth and Reconciliation reports. Responding to outcomes from previous surveys, Truth and Reconciliation reports and Conflict & Development Analyses in 2004 and 2019, the Solomon Islands government, UN Women and UNDP launched the Inclusive Governance of Natural Resources (IGNR) Project. The project aims to reduce actual or potential conflicts triggered by deficient legislative frameworks, private interests and lack of inclusivity with regards to decisions on the use of land natural resources, peacebuilding and accountability mechanisms in the Solomon Islands.
The INGR Project interventions will review and strengthen laws and policies regarding land and natural resources management to ensure they are clear, inclusive and reflect customary governance systems in Solomon Islands. The Project will also support communities, including women and youth, adversely affected by land and natural resource management promoting the establishment for avenues to voice their views and opportunities for more sustainable use of traditional land.
The project has a Results framework which emphasises on the project results to provide clarity around key project objectives, outcomes and outputs.
The UNDP and UN Women seeks to engage qualified individuals, organisation (s) to document qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis for the supplementary research for the IGNR project.