Peace Building

Aims to resolve injustice in nonviolent ways and to transform the structural conditions that generate deadly conflict. Peacebuilding can include conflict prevention; conflict management; conflict resolution and transformation, and post-conflict reconciliation.

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What is peacebuilding?

We all need peace

Hey there! Did you know that peacebuilding is an effective approach for resolving conflicts? Rather than using aggressive methods, peacebuilding promotes harmony, understanding, and finding sustainable solutions that can prevent future conflicts. It prioritizes understanding the root causes that lead to conflict, and works towards creating a peaceful and stable society. It's also worth noting that conflicts negatively impact everyone, regardless of their social or economic status. The impact of wars and conflicts can be devastating to communities, resulting in disrupted daily routines, decreased access to basic resources like healthcare and education, and increased levels of poverty in the long run. Thus, peacebuilding plays a critical role in rebuilding communities and ensuring sustainable peace for the benefit of everyone. Let's work together to make peacebuilding a priority to achieve a better future for all.

Why peace building program in great lakes Region

The Great Lakes Region of Africa has been plagued by conflict and violence for decades, leading to immense human suffering and loss of life. The persistent conflicts have disrupted social, economic and political development, seriously affecting human rights and the general wellbeing of communities in the region. With multiple actors involved in the conflict, and various underlying factors triggering and sustaining it (such as natural resource conflicts, political instability and outside interference), peacebuilding programs are desperately needed. Such programs encompass various activities including conflict resolution, mediation, reconciliation, and addressing community grievances. They offer a platform for different actors to come together in a peaceful and constructive manner, which paves the way for sustainable peace. Besides reducing violence, peacebuilding also creates conducive environments for development, encouraging social norms that promote reconciliation, coexistence and positive transformation of the society. Peacebuilding therefore remains the best way to prevent violent conflict and promote peace, security and development.

Why do we need peacebuilding?

Rwanda experienced a devastating genocide against the Tutsi in 1994 which caused the loss of over 1 million lives in just 100 days. This tragic event created deep wounds and mistrust among different groups within the society. Peacebuilding programs are crucial in Rwanda to address the root causes of violence, promote national reconciliation, and foster social cohesion and trust at the grassroots level. Some of the major challenges to peace in Rwanda include intergenerational trauma resulting from the genocide. These programs strive to rebuild social relations by providing space for dialogue and conflict resolution, creating sustainable economic opportunities, fostering comprehensive access to justice, and promoting human rights and democratic governance. By investing in peacebuilding programs in Rwanda, we can contribute to the country's long-term stability, promote social justice, and foster sustainable development.

What does peacebuilding involve?

Peacebuilding is not an easy task, as it requires a long-term commitment to established strategies aimed at promoting peaceful coexistence among individuals, ethnic or religious groups, regions or countries involved in a conflict. It is a complex process that encompasses various facets of society, including social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions, among others. One crucial aspect of peacebuilding involves engaging with diverse groups of people, including those who have been affected by a conflict, to encourage dialogue and understanding. Moreover, peacebuilding plays a vital role in repairing damaged relationships between conflicting parties and reforming institutions to promote lasting changes. To achieve effective and sustainable peacebuilding, all stakeholders must be actively involved in the process, from leaders to grassroots communities, to ensure that their voices are heard and their concerns addressed. Therefore, peacebuilding is not just a one-time event; it is rather a continuous, ongoing process that requires patience, commitment, and perseverance to build a peaceful and inclusive society.

How we address conflict

Transforming conflict and achieving sustainable peace requires more than mere cessation of hostilities. It demands a steadfast and resilient effort towards discovering and implementing creative solutions to conflicts. In the absence of this, the potential for violence to erupt again is rife. At Conciliation Resources, we recognize this fact, hence, our consistent and reliable efforts to deeply understand the nature of conflicts, share our learnings with others, and foster connections between diverse groups involved. Our approach ensures that those who are most impacted by the conflict are actively involved and at the forefront of developing initiatives towards responding to violence. By doing so, we are able to promote sustainable peace and create a lasting impact that makes a real difference in the lives of those who need it most.

A place to learn and grow together

Peace building program has three objectives which are contributing to the promotion of lasting peace in the Great lake region, the strengthening of the capacity of the youth for the peaceful resolution of conflicts and the strengthening of ties of conviviality of the youth from diverse cultures.

Peacebuilding comes in many forms. Explore what our work looks like in practice

Around a quarter of all people live in countries affected by conflict and violence.
Over 68 million people alive today have been forced to flee their homes. This is the highest it’s been since the end of the second world war.
Conflicts drive 80% of all humanitarian needs.
By 2030, it is predicted that half of the world’s poorest people will be living in conflict-affected places.

Regional and Local

Helping people affected by conflict make a change. icon showing two figures holding raised hands together We work side-by-side with the people affected by conflict – providing connections, developing skills and equipping them to take part in peace processes. We bring people from regions of conflict to meetings with policymakers, so policies can be informed by those experiencing the impact of violence. All this means that their voices are heard, they lead initiatives and their insight drives action.

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With our courageous partners, and the vital support of our donors, we are helping people living with conflict to reduce and prevent violence in their communities. And we are guiding countries that have suffered decades of war, on to the path to peace



Peacebuilding is about addressing the underlying causes of conflict.
It helps people to resolve their differences without resorting to violence.