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Conflict analysis and prevention

PENHA collaborates with Resource Based Conflict Management (RBC) Network (based in Nairobi, Kenya) with support from  Oxfam Novib of the Netherlands. This network covers the whole of the Horn of Africa and East Africa. PENHA was the host of the 7th.  international meeting of the RBC network in Entebbe, Uganda in 2008 with representatives from local NGOs from all over the region. It has also delivered several training sessions, conducted research and run workshops to address resource based conflict in the region.

Training in Conflict Mapping and Analysis and Development of Manuals

A mapping of training and capacity building needs was carried out in December 2007 among members of the Uganda RBC network and the priorities were identified as: Conflict Research & Analysis, Advocacy (including campaign development skills and media engagement) and Policy Analysis.

A training workshop was conducted on Conflict Mapping, Analysis and Advocacy at Ulrika Guesthouse (19th to 21st February 2008). Three training manuals were developed – an Advocacy training manual, a Policy Research training manual and a Conflict Mapping manual.

The 7th RBC Regional Conference was held from June 27th to July 1st 2008, at Imperial Resort Hotel, Entebbe.

Over December 8-10 2008, PENHA on behalf of the Resource Based Conflict (RBC) Management Network organised a three day training on Conflict Analysis and Mapping in Kasese District of Uganda.

The main objective of the training was to generate information for bridging the RBC knowledge gap on the Basongora – Queen Elizabeth National Park Conflicts, to be used for policy advocacy. Around 70 pastoralists has benefited from this training in which 40% were women.