The Center for Conflict Resolution (CECORE) is a non-profit organization, established in 1995, with projects stretching through Uganda, the Great Lakes Region and Horn of Africa.
CECORE was founded in 1995 by a number of Ugandans aspiring to promote alternative and creative means of preventing, managing, and resolving conflict. CECORE’s purpose is to empower individual women and men, communities, organizations and institutions to transform conflict effectively by applying alternative and creative means in order to promote a culture of active tolerance and peace.
A society where peace, tolerance, and human dignity prevail
There are many conditions that must be fulfilled if the dignity of each and every human being is to be established and maintained. A lot of economic, social, cultural, and political factors are significant. But peace – in the fullest sense of the word – is a prerequisite; and tolerance, based on mutual understanding, respect, and forbearance creates the foundation upon which peace may be built.
To promote a culture of peace
CECORE commits to working with people, especially – but not only – in areas where conflict is present or peace is threatened, to awaken and develop their awareness that peace is within their grasp; to empower them with the knowledge and skills relevant to their situation; and to facilitate conflict prevention, resolution and transformation. This involves research, training, sensitization, advocacy and mediation. It requires a profound understanding of the causes of conflict; a readiness to listen, learn, and mould approaches that respond to specific circumstances; and the capacity to deliver services that are relevant, timely, and effective.
Our Core Objective
To empower individuals, organizations and communities to handle conflict/disputes effectively by applying alternative and creative means.
- To research and develop the theory and to implement the practice of creative conflict resolution
- To research, document and disseminate information on African traditional methods of conflict resolution
- To design and share knowledge and experience through networking
Our Board of Directors
Dr. E. Kamuhangire
Ms. Helen K. Alyek
Mr. Patrick O. Mangen
Ms. Angelica Kashunju
Mr. Emmanuel M.O. Matua
Ms. Anne Mary Epechu
Fr. Robert Ecogu
Ms. Rose Othieno
Ex-Officio- Secretary to the Board