PAMANA is the national government’s flagship program to respond and strengthen peacebuilding, reconstruction and development in conflict-affected areas (CAAs) in selected priority regions in the country. It builds on the programs of previous administrations through an overarching framework that seeks to optimize and harmonize the efforts of state and non-state actors to form a nationwide approach to conflict. It complements current efforts in achieving just political settlement of all conflicts through negotiations.
PAMANA aims to reestablish stronger government presence that will:
Component 1: Building the Foundation for Resilient Communities
This aims to establish the appropriate environment for building resilient communities by ensuring awareness, acceptance and support of all program stakeholders. It includes advocacy building, consultations and other venues for decision-making, and putting in place or enhancing existing local mechanisms. This includes providing policy and advocacy support in pursuit of the program's success.
Component 2: Building Resilient Communities
This involves converging range of interventions from providing direct assistance to strengthening decision making processes, and involvement in participatory governance of individuals and communities in CAAs. It includes conditional cash transfers (CCTs) to qualified households as health and educational assistance, and fundings for projects in each of the three focus areas, namely: development, peacebuilding and sustainable livelihood.
Component 3: Addressing Economic Development and Access to Productive Resources
This component reinforces Component 2 by providing capacity support for governance to integrate and consolidate transformed CAAs into resilient communities within a wider sphere of integrated economic development. It consists of facilitating and improving access to land and other resources, and providing policy support to economic investments, livelihood and employment generation projects.