Programme areas and target groups

  • West Sudan (North, East, and South Darfur states)
  • East Sudan (Gedaref state)

Through the support of valued partners, ZOA also reaches West Darfur, Kassala and Red Sea states. We work with refugees, IDPs, host communities and returnees, especially farmer and pastoralist communities, youth and school children.

  • Livelihood & Foodsecurity
  • Social cohesion
  • Basic education
  • WASH

What we do in Sudan

ZOA Sudan works with a dual recovery-emergency mandate, responding flexibly when needed. Based on operational experience, an assessment of key drivers of conflict and expected oncoming pressures (climactic, conflict over resources, changing political context), ZOA Sudan has operationalized an integrated approach across four pillars. First, we strengthen local conflict resolution mechanisms to build and maintain peace. Second, we use Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) to ensure sustainable access to water for all stakeholders in an equitable and efficient manner. Third, we focus on natural resource management, green energy & combating environmental degradation. And lastly, we enhance livelihoods through increasing sustainable agricultural productivity & income generation opportunities focusing on youth and women

Working in consortia

ZOA Sudan is leading three consortia; the Aqua4Sudan, STR and SIDA.


ZOA has been leading the Aqua4Sudan partnership since 2015, with six other key partner organisations in addition to several other implementing partners. Through this programme, the IWRM approach was rolled out in three states in East Sudan and three states in Darfur. In 2019, more than 400,000 people were provided with clean, safe drinking water in addition to water provided for livestock and agricultural use.

Enhancing Stability through Community Resilience

ZOA has been leading this consortia since 2017. It aims at addressing root causes of conflict, instability and migration and contributing to increased human security, increased resilience and improved sustainable livelihoods in South and West Darfur. In 2019, 3,957 youth were reached with peace and reconciliation dialogue through peace dissemination messaging. 91% of the beneficiaries think that community structures are able to successfully handle conflicts.

Sustainable integrated development approach (SIDA)

 ZOA is also leading this consortia since 2018. ZOA and the consortium partners use an integrated approach that ultimately aims to strengthen the resilience of people living in Darfur (North, South and West) and Gedaref states. The complementary activities focus on sustainable peace, environment, climate and agriculture.

Donors and partners

With funding from:

In addition to its traditional funding base in the Netherlands, ZOA Sudan has a variety of institutional donors including the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union, ECHO, TEAR Australia, UKAid, Sida and UNHCR

In cooperation with:

Partners of Aqua4Sudan are: International Aid Services, SOS Sahel, Practical Action, Plan International Sudan, Islamic Relief Worldwide, World Relief, Acacia, RAIN Foundation, JMCO and Green Peace.

Partners of STR are: World Relief and CDF.

Partners of SIDA are: World Relief, SOS Sahel.

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