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Promoting Human Security Through Sustainable Resettlement in Zambia
The Promoting Human Security Through Sustainable Resettlement Programme began in January 2017, as the successor to the Local Integration Programme (2014-2016) and is the primary vehicle for shifting from a humanitarian to a long-term development approach to enable the UN in Zambia to support the local integration of former refugees and Zambians.
The overall goal of the programme is that, by 2021, communities living in the targeted resettlement schemes are cohesive, productive, sustainable and fully integrated into development at all levels. The overall goal of the programme is to address inter-related insecurities through supporting the national and local governments as duty-bearers to carry out their protection mandate and empowering the resettlement communities to claim their full rights as residents in Zambia, while promoting peaceful co-existence.
The programme has three main outcomes:
1. Government at national and sub-national level undertake inclusive and participatory planning and governance processes that incorporate the targeted resettlement schemes;
2. Communities in and around the targeted resettlement schemes have access to social services and sustainable economic opportunities;
3. Resettlement communities are tolerant, inclusive and integrated with the surrounding society, enabling people to live in freedom and dignity and to fully realize their human potential.
To address the second outcome of the programme on promoting sustainable economic opportunities and livelihoods, UNDP is seeking to expand the honey value chain in Meheba as a vehicle to boost economic security. The key objectives are to:
• enable the bee farmers to earn additional income from producing high quality honey
• increase the marketable quantities of honey from Meheba
• help farmers to create a profitable business through the sales of bee products
• preserve bee populations by using sustainable management practices in beekeeping.