PROJECT ASSISTANT KAMWENGE:
KALI in partnership with RWECO and HIVOS are jointly implementing a project on community actions to prevent and manage conflicts and human rights violations in Ruwenzori region. The project is funded by European Union.This project targets different stakeholders including the community, policy makers, PWDs, PLHA, the media practitioners, LG, enforcement officers and the youth in and out of school, cultural and religious leaders.
KALI joined other RWECO partners from Rwenzori for a learning visit to the Nothern region particularly GULU and AMURU Districts. The conflicts and human rights violations in the Rwenzori region are not in isolation as they tend to rotate around, culture, exclusion, discrimination and identity. Until the 1980s/90s when armed forces (NALU & ADF) fighting the government of Uganda took advantage of the already charged communities to wage war against the government. From that, there is need for the communities in the Rwenzori region to learn from other regions in the country on how they have participated in conflict prevention. Specifically the Acholi sub region that designed community actions towards rebuilding of the region after a total destruction. The muto oput a traditional justice of reconciliation and recognized by the government contributed towards pacification of the region.
Purpose of the learning visit to Gulu District, Acholi Sub Region
Rwenzori consortium for Civic Competence (RWECO) for which KALI partners organized a learning visit to Gulu District, Acholi sub region. it aimed at enabling the FPAs, staff, representatives of religious institutions and cultural institutions learn from the community involvement in pacification of Peace in Northern Uganda;
Specifically, the learning visit focussed on participants;
To enable FPAs, staff, representatives of religious institutions and cultural institutions learn from the communities their role in the pacification of peace in Northern Uganda, participate in the muto oput ceremony of cultural reconciliation and
share lessons from the Religious, Political and Cultural leaders on their role in the pacification of northern Uganda
A team of 15 people from Kamwenge (FPAs, staff, representatives of religious institutions institutions) equipped with knowledge and skills of community,religious and political roles in pacification peace.
GROUP PIC BELOW is Vice C/Man GULU in grey suite & pink shirt posing for apicture with the visiting Rewnzorin teaam after sharing the role of Political leaders in pacifying peace in Nothern Uganda
Below is Coordinator RWECO (short sleeved shirt with vest) sharing purpose for the learning visit with a community group that promotes peace in Amuru district. behind him is the learning team from Rwenzori.
Picture below,Director KALI and Coordinator RWECO handing over a peace promotion assorted package to JRP Coordinator, host! this package is used by foot peace ambassadors during peace promotion activities
Picture below left is Director KALI appreciating the role played by the victims of LRA war. women who were abducted by the LRA rebels promoted hand skills for earning a living to members and their children. this group has mobilized 15 more groups of the same cause in northern region
Picture below, two women group leaders from Kamwenge pose for photo with foot Peace promoter from Amuru District during the learning Visit.