Peacebuilding strategy

The peacebuilding strategy aims to resolve conflicts, build societies, institutions, policies and relationships that are better able to sustain peace and justice. While engaging in immediate crises, the programme recognises that peace-making is a long-term vocation that requires the building of cross-group networks and alliances that will survive intermittent conflicts and create a platform for sustainable human development and security. This includes engaging in conflict prevention, management, resolution, transformation and post-conflict reconciliation. Key activities undertaken under this strategy include:

  • supporting the establishment and operationalisation of the National Peace Policy structures;
  • supporting initiatives that facilitate the collection of early warning information and subsequent response;
  • supporting the formation, operationalisation and reinvigoration of peace structures at county level such as county peace forums, sub-county and community peace committees;
  • building county stakeholders’ skills in peacebuilding and conflict prevention, dialogue, reconciliation and negotiation;
  • identifying and supporting existing peace accords;
  • clarifying the roles and responsibilities of community peace and security structures (such as council of elders and peace committees);
  • supporting youth forums that are engaged in peacebuilding, conflict prevention and management to encourage their active participation in initiatives directed at sustaining peace and security.