Doba-Kandiga Conflict:Stakeholders engaged for sustainable peace.
The search for peace in the Doba-Kandiga conflict continues. The Sirigu Women’s Organization for Pottery and Arts (SWOPA), which is a women empowerment group has held a stakeholders’ brainstorming meeting for sustainable peace in the conflict prone communities.
The stakeholders’ engagement which was geared towards peace in the areas was on the theme: ‘leveraging community connections to build networks for sustainable peace and conflict Resolution: Role of Poyasi and Isis’.
The stake holders included:Municipal and District Chief Executives, Security agencies, Chiefs, Elders, Youths and other participants. They were mostly drawn from Doba, Kandiga, Sirigu, Mirigu, Nabango and Yua communities aimed at finding strategies in conflict management and resolutions at the community levels.
You will recalled that the Sirigu Chief mediated by bringing the two factions to smoke a peace pipe in his palace. The two sides agreed for peace to prevail, adding that they will go back to their respective communities to engage the youth.
The SWOPA engagement follows sharply on that and also included participants from the surrounding communities.
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The SWOPA stake holders engagement was done with funding from the Canada Fund for local initiatives (CFLI).
The Sirigu Women’s Organization for Pottery and Arts (SWOPA) has been holding programs aimed at building cross-cutting Ties and Networks in Inter-marriages for Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Peace. They mostly do this through sensitization, Training and Advocacy in the conflict areas of the region.
Bridget Adongo, a leader at SWOPA and facilitator of the program who spoke to Dreamz news, said, “We all have interest in whatever we are doing, we should try to minimize our egos, we should think and go back to the drawing boards and look at this action that we are going to take, will it be an action that will help me and my brother? Will it be an action that will destroy me and my brother?”