- Posted August 20, 2013 by
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CHAMPIONING THE CALL FOR PEACE IN NORTHERN NIGERIA
This timely and appropriate workshop hopes to salvage the north from its current state of insecurity, political and economic downturn. The workshop will empower participants with skills in conflict management and peaceful resolution of disputes. The capacity building workshop is modeled on the Train the Trainer Strategy, which emphasizes the training of participants so that they can be able to train others. Certificates of Participation will be issued to participants by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on the day of the workshop.
The workshop is the brainchild of the Arewa Citizens Action for Change in collaboration with the Centre for Crisis Prevention and Peace Advocacy on the platform of the United States Institute of Peace.
After partaking in the workshop, participants will be able to anticipate and respond to crisis, to work effectively in conflict-prone environments and will have the ability to defuse tension and address the inequalities that may lead to violence. This project involves strengthening the ACAC’s capacity to enrich national development policy and practice with conflict resolution principles, tools and techniques so as to better harness development as a vehicle for sustainable peace.
The current security situation in Nigeria especially in the northern part of the country calls for concerted efforts from all and sundry to stem the tide, such that areas where there is relative calm and peace need to take certain strategic measures to avoid spill-over effects. A result oriented change of approach is paramount to meet the demands of the moment. It is in the light of the above that the workshop will take place.
The workshop commenced in Kano by 11 am (20th, August 2013). The event was declared open by Alhaji Maitama Sule and the training session began.