Peace and Community Development

Course Description:

Resource Person:DR. CHARLOTTE MAFUMBO & DR. KIIZA HILLARY

This course is intended to expose learners the meanings and intricacies of peace and community development as lived and experienced by rural communities in Uganda, it is an experiential approach model  that will cover the concept of positive peace, States, Ethnicity and Conflict, the PRDP of Uganda, and the role of international organization and it also seeks to introduce participants to the rigors of policy analysis, the core tools used in the analysis of community situations and the development of action plans to sustain peace.

Aim: It specifically aims at introducing participants to the core issues that are important to understanding a community in an African setting, what community analysis entails, people’s perception of development and what it means to them in their local realities, and how their involvement in development program can be better enhanced to sustain peace or recover from conflicts.

Objective: To enable learners understand how  positive peace has provided  as anew way in which communities can develop in order to sustain peace, the role international organization and evaluation of community development interventions

Scope: the course an experiential approach that will cover the concept of positive peace, community based approach to peace building. Uganda’s PRDP policy framework and the role  international organization plays to ensure  , It also seeks to introduce participants to the rigours of policy analysis, the core tools used in the analysis of community situations and the development of action plans to sustain peace.

References and Readings

-Thulani Ndelu (1998). Conflict Management and Peace Building Through Community Development, Community Development Journal Volume 33, Issue 2 Page 109-116.

-John Hoffman (2017). Understanding Conflict and the Role of Community Development: Is Building a Peaceful Society Within Our Reach? Aggressions and Violent Behavior Volume 37 Page 63-70.

-Pamina Firchow, (2018). Reclaiming Every Day Peace: Local Voice in Measurement and Evaluation after War, Cambridge University Press.

-The Republic of Uganda, (2007). Peace, Recovery and Development Plan for Northern Uganda (PRDP) 2007-2010.

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-Wamer M (1995). Approach to Community Planning: The Case of Rural Community in Belize, PLN Notes 23.

-Midgley, James and Conley, Amy (2010). Social Work and Social Development: Theories and Skills for Developmental Social Work. New York: Oxford.

-Hickey, S. (2013). “Beyond The Poverty Agenda? Insights from The New Politics Of Development In Uganda.” World Development 43: 194-206.

-Ledwith, Margaret (2011) Community Development: A Critical Approach, 2nd Ed. Bristol: Policy Press.

-UNDP (2015) Uganda Human Development Report: Unlocking The Development Potentials Of Northern Uganda

-Republic Of Uganda (2015) The Second National Development Plan 2015/16-2020/21

UNDP 2015 (Global Human Development Report). Washington DC. United Nations Development Programme

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