LCNC shall endure to establish a secure and sustainable livelihood of the people within its areas of operations by improving food security, stimulating the local economy, enhancing access to education and health, advocating for peace and conducting capacity building workshops so as to strengthen the key institutions.
To respond to these development problems, LCNC formulated the following specific objectives:
- To improve the food security through the provision of agricultural tools, seeds training in improved crops’ management and animal husbandry techniques; through the provision of fishing and bee equipment, and basics veterinary services;
- To advocate for peaceful co-existence of the communities by encouraging dialogue and the traditional mechanisms of conflict resolution, and encouraging their integration with modern methods of conflict resolution and management through peace capacity building workshops;
- To revive the local economy and foster self-reliance of the population through provision of skills training and establishing small scale income generating projects;
- To improve access to health and community health services by establishing and renovating health structures, provision of equipment, drugs, community health education and training of health personnel.
- To improve access and quality of primary/secondary education by establishing and renovating model schools and equipping them with resource materials and training of teachers;
- To foster sustainable development and strengthen the capacity of key local institutions through training, capacity building workshops and material support;
- To promote or assist in the promotion of corporation with any agency or company or other development bodies having similar objectives to those of LCNC, operating or intending to operate in the same areas;
- To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of any of the above objectives.
Through these objectives, LCNC shall seek to bring about gradual and genuine socio- development change that aims at strengthening, rebuilding and fostering the fabrics and values of society. It shall harness and mobilize human and natural resources that are locally available, so as to reduce poverty, illiteracy and general underdevelopment among the people of Eastern Equatoria. It aims at creating an atmosphere of peaceful co-existence among various ethnic groups by identifying early warning methods of impending conflicts, and by encouraging the use of traditional ways of conflict resolution in resolving inter-communal conflicts.
LCNC strategy of addressing socio-economics, development and inter-ethnic conflicts problems shall be by:
- Conducting needs assessment, and mobilizing and disseminating necessary information
- Strengthening the local capacity of the existing informal and formal institutions in the areas of its operations
- Reviving the socio economics activities by integrating the traditional structures (e.g., ruling age-sets, leaders) with the formal SPLM structures (e.g., the Boma, Payam and County) in the formulation, designing and implementation of the projects
- Using Boma’s and Payam’s consolidated development plans as stipulated in the SPLM’s document entitled “Peace through Development”.
10. VALUES AND PRINCIPALS
LCNC’s core values and principals shall include:
- Basing interventions on needs rather than on doctrine, village-preferences or political affiliations;
- The involvement of project stakeholders in all stages of project design and not only at the implementation stage. This is to give the stakeholders a sense of ownership and participation in the projects;
- The Executive Committee/Body shall articulate and reinforce any project’s entry/exit strategy to the beneficiaries;
- Be receptive to constructive criticisms, encourage dialogue, listening and learning from the stakeholders;
- Establishing a proper accounting system so as to have a proper accountability of funds received for any project;
- Focus on women and youth as the basis of manpower and empowerment in recognition of their roles as the traditional producers, custodians and guardians of household food security.