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Hi Sofia

Thanks for your reply. All sounds good. Unfortunately pour MEL Advisor has just gone to Mali for a few weeks but MSC methodology is pretty easy to find on line. Here is one article... good luck!

As part of the reconciliation training, we are planning to capture participant stories to help increase support for reconciliation in Colombian civil society, perhaps building out a website or other online resource to share them. What other tools and techniques would you recommend?

Thanks for your responses to my questions. I have to say our project sounds very comprehensive and I'm not sure there is much more I can add! In terms of training tools the training we support is very much created and given by our local partners. They use a variety of techniques including videos, conflict exercises (including conflict mapping and conflict tree exercises etc) and small group discussions. However, I would be hesitant to recommend any one technique as I do not know your context or participants well enough. More generally I would say use a diverse range of techniques which accommodate different learners (lecture, activities, role play, small discussions etc). Sorry I can't be more helpful.

- In the course of our interactions with actors in 3Ps beneficiary feedback phase, SEANET observed weak communication linkages between actors at county, sub-county and low level. How can such linkages be strengthened?
This is difficult to say as each case is different but perhaps local coordination or project steering committees may make local authorities more willing to engage and feel more buy-in for your work.

- Due to economic hardships in developing countries, we have learnt that most youth desire to migrate to Europe and America for better lives. Most of the Western world does not subscribe to immigration because it disrupts their economic and social order. How can the Western world help to reduce the urge of our youth to migrate to the West?
That is a big question! I think western countries should be doing more through supporting local solutions to poverty, conflict and education etc. Some work by certain progressive governments has already done this but until large change has been achieved I think this will remain a big draw for young people.

- While visiting the beneficiaries, the SEANET team noted that the project area is occupied by several ethnic communities including Maasai, Kikuyu, Meru, Samburu, Turkana, Pokot, Somali etc. Some of them can only communicate in their mother tongue and are semi/illiterate. We therefore noted that we shall have a challenge of making user journey maps in many languages. What would be your advice on this?
Why are you writing a user map? Would it perhaps be better to illustrate this through drawings or discuss it informally as this will be more inclusive to those who are illiterate. I would also consider ensuring that language considerations are in your budget (for example do you need translators?).