(Kenya) State and Non-State Actor Collaboration for Conflict Prevention in Schools and the Community

Presented by: Caroline Owegi-Ndhlovu, Nairobi Peace Initiative
Presented at: 4th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
Date of Session: June 11, 2011

Session Description: In 2009, the National Steering Committee (NSC) on Peacebuilding and Conflict Management in Kenya, including, Civil Society, released the final draft of the national policy on Peacebuilding and Conflict Management. The vision of this policy is “A peaceful and stable Kenya” while the mission is “To Promote sustainable peace through a collaborative institutional framework between state and non-state actors”. Such collaboration in Kenya includes The Peace Education (PE) Conference co-organized by Nairobi Peace Initiative-Africa (NPI-A), a peace resource non-governmental with the Ministry of Education and GPPAC. Best practices in PE were discussed as a way to promote a culture of peace through education. This workshop will examine effective collaboration among civil society and government to monitor and report imminent conflict and ensure preventive action prior to and during the referendum on the new constitution of August 2010.