Peace-building and Reconciliation work continues in Adjumani

A Strategic Planning Workshop with local authorities, beneficiaries, donor representatives among others was held this February.

Caption from the workshop

JRS Adjumani ended the Pilot Phase of its Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Project by December 2020. After conducting the pilot project evaluation and realizing the urgent need for reconciliation, especially due to the impact of COVID-19, JRS Uganda decided that the work has to continue.

With the support of AGIAMONDO, JRS Adjumani held a strategic planning workshop in Adjumani Town from February 23–25, 2021. For three days, JRS staff members from Adjumani and Kampala, local authorities, beneficiaries, donor representatives and other stakeholders discussed what the main root causes of conflict in the Adjumani District are and what kind of activities need to be implemented to address and reduce these conflicts. Based on the experience of the last two years of the pilot project, a new strategy has emerged under the aspect of participation, which can support refugees and the host community in peacebuilding, conflict resolution and reconciliation.

Thanks to the contributions of AGIAMONDO, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany and a private donor, the budget for the planned activities is secured for the next three years. The Adjumani Peacebuilding Team is encouraged to continue the important work and to also expand to the neighbouring District of Obongi. The team will start with a conflict assessment and mapping in the region in order to address the various concerns adequately. JRS will continue working closely with the schools, youth, community leaders and District authorities to further strengthen the already existing foundation built.

Jesuit Refugee Service, with the goal of accompanying, serving and advocating for forcefully displaced people in Ethiopia, South Suda, Uganda and Kenya.