Project profile — Conflict Resolution in Syria


Development Transformations (63009)
2021-03-01 - 2023-01-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Syria (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to support conflict resolution in Northeast (NE) Syria. This project focuses on understanding local grievances, developing awareness campaigns on the dangers of retribution, and developing mechanisms such as local committees to work with communities to mediate disputes and reduce violence. The Daesh occupation severely weakened the economic and social fabric of communities in NE Syria. Social tensions and unresolved disputes between communities, compounded by a lack of access to justice, dispute resolution mechanisms and mediation services, undermine the Global Coalition Against Daesh’s efforts to prevent the organization from returning. The Coalition’s efforts focus on promoting reconciliation and countering retribution.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased condemnation of violence among Syrian men and women to counter retributive activities; (2) increased perception among men and women that mediation is a viable path for conflict/dispute resolution; and (3) increased perception by men and women ensuring solutions over their concerns of retributive attacks in vulnerable communities through the Crisis Committees in NE Syria..

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of April 2022 is the establishment of three local mediation and conflict resolution mechanisms in northeast Syria. These mechanisms have solved 40 disputes brought by internally displaced persons and camp returnees.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
10-11-2023 Disbursement $788,924
19-01-2024 Disbursement $546,867
06-02-2024 Disbursement $472,377
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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