Thank you Kate for taking time to go through our idea. My response to your questions are below:
Children Peace Initiative Kenya has been involved in implementation of conflict prevention and peace-building activities since 2011 with a focus on mediation in impending and on – going conflicts through processes of peace dialogue and inter community reconciliation both at national and Kenya-Uganda cross border (international) level. Children Peace Initiative Kenya has implemented numerous inter community peace initiatives with aim of preventing violent conflicts and building a cohesive society. The program started in 2011 and it has transformed relationships between neighboring communities affected by conflicts for many years among the warring pastoralist communities under its signature project; Children Peace building program, executing more than 88 inter-community peace activities with children, parents and teachers among six pastoralist communities in Northern and Rift valley regions of Kenya. The initiatives were focused on enhancing interactions and friendship among beneficiary community with a view of building cohesion and preventing divisive conflict. Through the children peace building program, we have been able to influence the communities to stop fighting and explore alternative ways of resolving inter ethnic conflicts and for 6 years the communities targeted by the program have not experienced any incidents of violent conflicts. As at now, we would like to replicate the program in other pastoralist areas affected by inter-ethnic conflict that are in need of similar interventions. We have already identified 12 villages that will benefit if our idea is selected. The website for our organization is : http://www.cpi-kenya.org/
In case of any further clarifications, please let me know.