Peace & Reconciliation
The Peace-Building and Reconciliation project funded by Sida through diakonia –Uganda office was a three-year project implemented by CECORE in Karamoja region (Moroto Kotido and Napak districts) from 2008 – 2011. The goal of the project was to create a harmonious co-existence and sustainable peace within Karamoja and with its neighbours
The initial activities were aimed at equipping the stakeholders with skills in conflict transformation and peace-building while the subsequent ones aimed at building the peacebuilding structures and community members to sustain the project activities. Emphasis was on establishing community peace structures, empowering the community with conflict transformation skills constructive dialogue skills, and Human Rights and Advocacy.
CECORE in partnership with Minority Rights Group International (MRG) is running a three-year partnership “Preventing Inter Community Conflicts in East Africa” with the main aim of strengthening the capacities of local Civil Society Organisations to effectively tackle inter-community conflicts and to interact with national and international decision-makers to enhance the minority rights approach. The targeted ethnic minorities are the Batwa, Basongora, the Ik and the Iteso of Karamoja. It includes research, advocacy, rights-based approaches and community-based pilot projects on conflict mitigation.
Bududa Mudslide Survivors
In 2010, CECORE received funding support from Urgent Action Fund (UAF) to carry out a project to ensure that the relocation of the Bududa March 2010 landslide survivors was conflict sensitive and met the needs of women and children involved. A number of activities were carried out by CECORE during this three-month project, working closely with the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)’s Disaster Response Unit.
Some of the achievements of this project included; the successful relocation of all the registered survivors who did so willingly, the formation of a management committee comprised of the survivors to oversee camp activities and act as mediators in case of any disputes, and each family was given a 2.5 acre plot of land with the titles being put in the woman’s name in families with wives and women-headed households. For the men that had more than one wife, each wife was allocated a separate plot of land to especially prevent conflict among them.