Training for Kenyan key stakeholders
In collaboration with partner organizations the FBA arranged a training on reconciliation for Kenyan participants in mid-August.
Reconciliation as process and practice
In collaboration with its two partner organizations National Cohesion and Integration Commission of Kenya and Institute for Justice and Reconciliation from South Africa, Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) arranged a training on reconciliation for 27 Kenyan participants from ministries, public sector and civil society.
The training was held in Naivasha, one hour from the Kenyan capital Nairobi, 14-17 August 2012. An official launch of the project was held in Nairobi on 13 August. Representatives from the three partner organizations and Sweden’s Ambassador Kenya, H.E. Ann Dismorr, held opening speeches.
Four day programme focusing on opportunities and challenges in Kenya
The training programme contained sessions on the meaning of reconciliation, reparations and memorialization, the role of identity for reconciliation, the role of institutions in the reconciliation process, as well as the political and legal framework in Kenya. Kenyan and international experts had been recruited as facilitators. Plenty of time was dedicated to the participants’ discussions and reflections.
Tripartite collaboration in support of the reconciliation process
FBA’s engagement in Kenya seeks to promote the reconciliation process in the country. In close collaboration with its partner organizations, the project will organize capacity building trainings for key stakeholders in the reconciliation process on national and local level in Kenya.
The tripartite project will also result in six policy briefs on reconciliation related issues. The policy briefs will target the Government of Kenya and other decision makers, and seeks to influence the public debate and decision making process in the country. The first policy brief, Reconciling Kenya Opportunities for constructing a peaceful and socially cohesive nation, was published in conjunction with the project launch in Nairobi on 13 August.
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