KRC Uganda was represented at the Multi-Country Peace Conference in Yaoundé, Cameroon by the Executive Director, Mr. Mohamed Shariff and the Head of Governance and Policy Advocacy Unit, Mr. Mugarra David. The conference is a serial event for the Networks for Peace Project implemented by Minority Rights Group International and national partners from Uganda, Kenya and Cameroon with funding from UKAID.
The Network for peace project works to prevent and resolve conflicts through Early Warning Mechanism in Africa with focus on conflict between pastoralists and agro-farming communities. In Uganda, the project is implemented by KRC and CDRN amongst the Basongora and Batuku pastoral communities
The project works to build a formidable conflict early warning infrastructure, constituting of local communities, peace ambassadors, civil society, media, security agencies and respective duty bears. The multi-stakeholder arrangement of early warning uses evidence-based information generated through the online reporting system (https://rwenzoriconflictprevention.info/)
The two-day multi-country peace conference, held on the 21st and 22nd September 2021, brought together participants from minority communities and civil society organizations, academicians and peace attendants from Uganda, Kenya and Cameroon.
The conference discussed identity-based conflicts in the three countries and reflected on the opportunities and challenges of peace building with intention to generate ideas and consensus for collective action.