Reducing Inter-communal Violence

Intra and inter-community conflicts are fuelled by competition over resources, especially those related to land and water. Multiple mechanisms for the resolution of grievances and complaints exist in each county. The strength of the different informal and formal structures varies from county to county, but some communities remain underserved and are unaware of conflict management mechanisms.

 

Jamii Thabiti intervenes through opportunities presented by the various formal and informal peace structures, such as local elders at community level and County Peace Forums (CPFs) at county level. It also works at the national level to better coordinate and integrate interventions that have a direct impact on peacebuilding and conflict management. In doing so, the programme is collaborating with a range of partners including the National Steering Committee on Peace Building and Conflict Management (NSC) and the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC).

Bonita Ayuko
Peacebuilding Technical Lead

"Peacebuilding isn’t like building a house: it’s not a short term action that results in a tangible home at the end of it. It’s long term and it’s dynamic – as long as there are humans there will be conflict, just in different dimensions and contexts, and we need to be alert and responsive to that."

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