Conflict Resolution by Youth Uganda

Contact Information

  • Where - Uganda (Eastern Africa)
  • Website - www.cryuganda.org
  • Contact Person - Agula Joseph Ogorro
  • Email - agula@cryuganda.org
  • Address - Ssemakookiro Road, Najjanankumbi II Parish, Lubaga Division, Kampala
  • Other - Facebook

Areas of Expertise

Conflict Resolution by Youth (CRY) Uganda has expertise in a range of areas, including:

Main Aims and Objectives

Vision – a peaceful and non-violent culture.

Mission – to promote peaceful conflict transformation through youth by working towards building an environment that is suitable for sustainable development.

Objectives:

  • 1. Promote peaceful transformation of conflict among youths and communities as a whole trough dialogue, debates, negotiation, mediation, theatre among others;
  • 2. Integrete training in non-violent conflict resolution skills within youths’ extra-curricular activities in schools and other informal youth groups;
  • 3. Bridge any communication gaps existing between the youth and their elders;
  • 4. Create Awareness among youths on the alternative available towards resolution of conflicts and the possibilities of having and maintaining peace relations within the community;
  • 5. Create awareness and involving adults, teachers, parents, guardians in activities that foster non-violence among youths;
  • 6. Encourages youths to start peace and reconciliation clubs through which they can interact analyse, develop and practice conflict resolution methods that are non-violent;
  • 7. Promote the necessary link between the youth and modern IT for peace work;
  • 8. Promote gender equility and the empowerment of women as effective ways to combat injustice, violence, poverty, hunger and diseases.

Upholding the Principles of Conflict Transformation

CRY Uganda runs a youth-to-youth conflict transformation programme. Youth to Youth Conflict transformation which equips 500 youth with the necessary skills and knowledge in non-violent methods of conflict transformation and human rights monitoring, whilst establishing fora through which youth come together to share and exchange conflict experiences and good practices in transforming them.

Where and with Whom

Uganda mainly; however, CRY Uganda’s peace programme has for the last 10 years spanned to Rwanda, Kenya, Thailand, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Lithuania, USA (Oregon), South Africa (Cape Town), Germany (Berlin), Turkey and the Phillipines.

Main Activities in the Field of Conflict Transformation

Youth-to-Youth Conflict Transformation
Equips 500 youth with the necessary skills and knowledge in non-violent methods of conflict transformation and human rights monitoring, whilst establishing fora through which youth come together to share and exchange conflict experiences and good practices in transforming them. Youth-to-Youth Conflict Transformation integrates training in non-violent conflict transformation skills and methods into extra curricula activities in schools and other informal youth clubs, whilst creating awareness amongst youth of the alternatives available for conflict transformation.

Youth Peace Camp
Since 2004, CRY Uganda has implemented annual regional and international youth and chidlren peace camps in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. CRY has partnered with youth initiatives and associations from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and DR Congo to make the peace camps a success. The peace camp in a unique forum designed by CRY Uganda’s professional team of experts to facilitate the participation, exchange, synergy-building, networking, advocacy, reflection and training of young people. The CRY Uganda annual youth peace camps have provided a rare space for youth to meaningfully and critically analyse reflect upon and share viewpoints about world challenges.

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