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Human Security and Conflict in Northern Kenya: Integrated Workshop
28 Aug 2011 - 31 Aug 2011
The UNCRD Africa Office and University of Denver, in partnership with the University of Nairobi, have been conducting a research-cum-training project in northern Kenya. Within the overall context of human security, this project aims to reduce vulnerability and increase the human security of communities affected by conflict in northern Kenya by building the capacity of the community and empowering vulnerable groups affected by conflict through identification and promotion of sustainable livelihood and conflict management strategies. The rationale for capacity building and conflict management is to empower people through exchange of information, promotion of knowledge, and building of skills for improved livelihoods and to enable the local community to deal with conflicts in a sustainable manner. During the capacity-building phase of the project, three training workshops were conducted for community leaders, planners, representatives of NGOs, CBOs, among others, in Marsabit, Laikipia, and Garissa districts of Kenya. The main objective of the integrated workshop was to have participants from the three districts share their experiences in conflict management, empowerment, and creation of sustainable livelihoods. This was done by presenting and discussing reports resulting from three mini-workshops which were conducted by the stakeholders in the three districts.