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Financial Support

After the fall of Raqqa to ISIS, the Raqqa City Local Council (RCLC) came under tremendous pressure and many of its leaders had their lives threatened. DC facilitated the move out of Raqqa to Turkey and provided six months of financial support to RCLC affiliated staff. 

App_Capacity

Capacity building mentorship throughout project life-cycle, from civil society organization and council identification, needs assessment, concept development, to approval, implementation, M&E, and close-out.

App_Team

A team that intimately understands local dynamics in order to allow for programmatic flexibility and practical, demand-driven design that ensures relevance and viability, given the political and security situation.

Safeguarding Against Armed Group Expansion

Saraqeb Local Council (SLC) reached 50,000 beneficiaries with crucial assistance to provide parts of the city with a service; namely a sewage network. This work made them legitimate actors on the ground with popular support which has served as bulwark against attempts by JAN to expand its influence into governance provision.

Ensuring Education is not Influence by Extremism

In total, almost 60,000 students at 124 schools benefited from DC’s education programs with 8 local/provincial councils in which nearly 300 teachers’ salaries were paid. Often, like in the case of Duma Local Council, parents would choose LCs secular schools over those run by extremist groups.

Filling Gaps in Newly Liberated Areas

DC provided technical and financial support to create many local councils – from elections to operations, e.g. helped facilitate establishment of Raqqa City Local Council. Follow on support enabled projects to restore electricity to 100,000 residents, telecommunications, and waste management to a district in the city that had been suffering from public health – increased …
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SAFEGUARDING AGAINST ARMED GROUP EXPANSION

Saraqeb Local Council (SLC) reached 50,000 beneficiaries with crucial assistance to provide parts of the city with a service, namely a sewage network. This work made them legitimate actors on the ground with popular support which has served as bulwark against attempts by JAN to expand its influence into governance provision.