Peace building in Divided Societies

Peace building in Divided Societies (Ethnicity, Identity, Culture & conflict in Africa)

Course Description

Resource Person:DR. ASHAD SSENTONGO  & MS. NAMANYA NAOME

Peace building efforts and prevention of recidivist violence are thus notoriously difficult even after wide spread conflict brought to an end. When considering intervention to promote post conflict reconciliation in these societies, after under looking the need to address the communal or collective nature of these divisions, it may hinder development strategies that could work to repair the societal relationship in order to ensure a lasting and sustainable peace.  This module is designed for fellows to able to Identify-Based Conflicts, Managing Identify-based conflicts, Identity-Based Conflict Resolution: Early-warning and Identity management and Managing Power in Divided Societies

Aim: To Provide fellows with the knowledge and practical approaches to enable them to manage and undertake effective peace building and development in divided societies.

Objective: To understand and be able to identify elements and approaches to effective policy and programming for peace building and development in divided societies.

Provide skills to managing identity and culture during peace building and development programming.

Scope: Through lectures, class presentations, case study discussions and site visit, the course will cover a range of topics including: Understanding Identify-Based Conflicts, Managing Identify-based conflicts, Identity-Based Conflict Resolution: Early-warning and Identity management and Managing Power in Divided Societies

References and Reading

Oberschau (2007). Conflict and Peace building in Divided Societies, Responses to Ethnic Violence.

Leboo K (2014). Peace- Building in Divided Socities: A Comparative Study of Kenya and Rwanda, African Journal Of Legal Studies.

Nevin T Aiken (2008). Post- Conflict Peace building and the Politics of Identity: Insights for Restoration and Reconciliation, in Transitional Justice, Peace Research, Volume 40 No 2 Pp-9-38.

-Lederach J. P, (1995). Preparing for Peace: Conflict Transformation Across Cultures (Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution) Syracuse University Press.

-Michelle LeBaron, (2005). Bridging Cultural Conflicts: A New Approach for a Changing World Jossey-Bass; (1 ed.).(April 21, 2003) ISBN-10: 078796431X or ISBN-13: 978-0787964313.

Emmy Godwin, (2005). Ethnic Conflict Management in Africa: A Comparative Case Study of Nigeria and South Africa

-Avruch K, (1998). Culture and Conflict Resolution. Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace.

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