CALL FOR CONSULTANCY
TRAINING IN TRAUMA HEALING FOR PEACE CHAMPION GROUPS IN KAABONG, KOTIDO AND LIRA
Center for Conflict Resolution (CECORE) in partnership with the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is implementing a project on “Building peace through young adult peace champions in post-conflict communities in Uganda – Phase II”. The project aims at preventing re-radicalization in selected post-conflict communities in Uganda -in a bid to prevent the targeted young adults from sliding back into acts of violence. This is done through the establishment of a group of targeted young adults and youth. Its main target are young adults (25-35 years) who have previously been involved in (armed) violence. It also supports youth (18-24) who are engaged in peacebuilding and Connectors for Peace activities in their communities. The project has two main interventions – peacebuilding and Connectors for Peace livelihood activities.
It is implemented in 3 selected districts – Kaabong and Kotido in Karamoja region -North eastern Uganda, and Lira in Northern Uganda. These young adults and youth are meant to become the change agents in their communities, and lead in transforming the attitudes of their peers in the community. One of the key skills the Peace Champion groups require in order to heal at personal level and transform the lives of their peers is trauma healing. This is mainly due to the traumatic experiences majority of them under-went during violent conflicts.
The project is funded by the Germany Government through ifa-zivik.