The Civil Peace Service (CPS) Unit of COMINSUD hosted 26 volunteers from five different communities of Mezam Division for a training workshop on “Peace Work and Conflict Analysis”.
First part in this training was clarify and define key words that are very often used but not well reflected on like peace, violence, and conflict.
Angwafo Peter from the Mankon Palace supported the trainng as a resource person, presenting the Mankon peace approach
Second part was to analyze conflict examples within the participants communities. Therefore we used tools like the conflict history and actors mapping, the onion model, and the ABC triangle. Based on this analysis participants could see the angles from which a conflict could be tackled.
Looking for entry point for the conflict between graziers and farmers in Wum
Most of the conflicts we have in the North West Region are about boundaries and natural resources. Since some participants came from two communites in conflict the workshop was also a good opportunity to see, how your neighbours look at the same issue.
Maja discussing with trainees from Bambalang
At the end of the training, certificates were awarded to our new Peace Volunteers and we are looking forward to see their achievements in the next months.
Participant with facilitators Maja Mueller, Ambe Bruno and Fon Nsoh
written by Bii Della and Maja Mueller