Conflict becomes problematic when societal mechanisms and institutions for managing and resolving conflict break down, giving way to violence. Societies with insufficient institutional arrangements that facilitate constructive conflict prevention, management and resolution can be drawn into intractable cycles of conflict and violence. This is the reality in Eastern Africa, more so in urban informal settlements and Northern parts of Kenya; conflict environs where Shalom–SCCRR’s peacebuilding and development programs are being implemented.
Non-violent resolution of conflict is possible when individuals and groups have trust in their governing structures, society and institutions to manage incompatible interests. Moreover, preventing the negative spiral and ensuring the peaceful resolution of conflicts should be the core interests of all stakeholders in society.
In the month of April, the organization will continue its commitment of working with conflict ridden communities in Eastern Africa region focusing more on conflict situational analysis (that continues to inform and shape the SCCRR’s intervention and implementation processes); need assessment in vulnerable schools in the target areas (that enhances positive structural transformation of the learning institutions in project areas) ; and, strengthening of local institutional structures (that facilitate constructive conflict prevention, management and resolution). These activities will reach out to a total of 350 key influential community leaders in 8 project areas across 6 Counties in SCCRR’s Urban Settlements and Northern Kenya programs. All these activities will contribute in the holistic integration of peace, justice and reconciliation into the fibre of inter-communal relationships and co-existence. For further details, see the table below:
With the expertise and dedication of our qualified peace and development practitioners led by Fr. Oliver Noonan, MA, (SCCRR’s Country Director), Rev. Dr. Patrick Devine, PhD (SCCRR’s Executive Chairman) and our International Consultants across the World, SCCRR will continue to contribute in positive transformation of communities in Eastern Africa region by empowering them to be the agents of their own peace and development in their milieu.
Our commitment for the past 10 years has been made possible by the immeasurable support we receive from our venerated DONORS and PARTNERS from the USA, UK, Ireland, Africa to name but just a few. All our achievements and success stories from thousands members of ethnic-communities living in Eastern Africa can only be attributed to you our ESTEEMED “POWER ENGINE.” THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL ABUNDANTLY.
By SCCRR’s Program Management Team;
Mr. Paulson Erot Tadeo, MA, BA, Program Manager (Peacebuilding & Development, Northern Kenya Program)
Mr. Godfrey Okoth Onyango, MA, BA, Director of Programs
Mrs. Joyce Wamae Kamau, MA, BA, Program Manager (Peacebuilding & Development, Urban Settlements Program)