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UNCRD Training Workshop on Enhanced Knowledge and Competency in Peace Building, Conflict Prevention and Management and Alternative Livelihood Creation for Sustainable Peace
30 Sep 2013 - 5 Oct 2013
Dadaab, Northern Kenya
Dadaab, Northern Kenya
Rationale for Capacity building for Conflict Prevention
The rationale for capacity building and conflict management is to empower both the refugees and host communities through exchange of information, promotion of knowledge and building of skills for improved livelihoods, and to enable them deal with conflicts in a sustainable manner. UNCRD has therefore designed the Capacity Building programme for Somali Refugees in Kenya which is inclusive of host community living in proximity in the environs of the Dadaab refugee camp. The areas of training for capacity building comprise:
1. Enhanced knowledge and competency of refugees and host communities about conflict prevention and management.
2. Strengthen local communities and refugees capacity to protect the environment and vegetation.
The rationale for capacity building and conflict management, therefore, is to empower both the refugees and host communities through exchange of information, promotion of knowledge and building of skills for improved livelihoods, and to enable them deal with conflicts in a sustainable manner.
Workshop FocusThe main focus of this particular capacity training workshop is Enhanced Knowledge and Competency for Conflict Prevention and Management and alternative livelihood creation for sustainable peace. The underlying programme thinking is that to have mutual understanding, agreement and commitment to community harmony requires embarking on programmes that secure sustainable development while livelihood creation programmes are central to successful conflict resolution leading to sustainable development. Lack of alternative livelihood is a common source of conflict.
ObjectivesThe main objective of the training workshop is to impart knowledge and build the competency of the refugees and the host community in Conflict Prevention and Management. More specifically, the training workshop aims at:
1. Examining the general causes and impacts of conflict in the area;
2. Enhancing capabilities for use of conflict resolution tools and mechanisms
3. Identification of alternative livelihoods and paths to sustainable peace.