USAID /SAFE Program is currently training thirty youth leaders from the Rwenzori sub region in the area of youth leadership and conflict sensitivity.
The training began on Wednesday 26th and will go up to 27th of April 2016.
The Youth leaders participating in the training are from the districts of Kabarole, Ntoroko, Bundibugyo and Kasese.
According to Albert Mugumya a staff of USAID/SAFE Program the youth leaders represent different backgrounds: academia, civil society, local government, political parties and religious & cultural institutions.
The objectives of the training is;
- To equip youth leaders with knowledge, skills in conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity.
- To provide a shared platform on common ground for youth leaders to analyze and reflect on the conflict in the Rwenzori region while drawing on perspectives from other contexts
- To provide space for joint action planning to promote peace, reconciliation and harmonious co-existence in the Rwenzori region.
“On Day One, the youth were taken through the concepts of conflict including, definition, nature, and stages of conflict, perceptions, peace and violence” Mugumya reported.
“There were also introduced to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. The highly interactive sessions were concluded with a sports bonding session known as THE SAFE AEROBICS & FITNESS SESSION”.
As USAID SAFE, we set up such youth trainings to acquaint them with the concept of promoting peace reconciliation and harmony.