The Pro-Poor Growth for Peace Consolidation (GPC) Programme is a Financial Cooperation between the Governments of Sierra Leone and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, executed by the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) in Rural Western Area, Koinadugu, Kailahun and Pujehun Districts. The project aims at improving the livelihoods of beneficiary communities and contributing to development and consolidation of peace, with specific focus on employment creation and income generation for vulnerable groups (youths and women) in selected rural and semi-urban areas.
The Project supports three components:
(a) Economic and Social Infrastructures
(b) Enterprise Development Fund
(c) District Council Support
The implementation of the GPC Programme falls into two phases. Phase one targeted the border districts of Koinadugu, Kailahun, Pujehun and Western Rural provided primarily with social and economic infrastructure such as markets, grain stores, lorry parks, community centres and mini stadia based on expressed need of communities across sectors. Phase two which evolved from experience and an improvement plan of phase one, is currently implemented in four chiefdoms in Koinadugu (Folosaba Dembelia and Dembelia Sinkunia) and Kailahun (Upper Bambara and Luawa chiefdoms) using the value chain approach. This approach adds value to a product in a sequence of related business activities from specific inputs for a particular product to primary production, transformation and marketing up to the final sale to the consumer.
The GPC continued its collaboration with GIZ and the District Councils in the preparation of District Application Forms (DAFs) and identification of crop and livestock value chains in Kailahun and Koinadugu districts. The Programme also continues to partner with Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) for maintenance of the completed feeder roads and training of Facility Management Committees in basic skills for road maintenance