Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution
Peacebuilding and conflict resolution are important topics in many areas of life, including personal relationships, communities, and international relations. In general, the goal of peace and conflict resolution is to reduce or eliminate violence, aggression, and hostility, and promote understanding, cooperation, and respect between individuals and groups. The primary aim of CMD is to promote peace building and effective conflict management by strengthening capacity in national and sub-national peace building institutions and increasing security and peace dividends for communities in the target areas.
After decades of civil war, the signing of South Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005 provided unprecedented opportunities for peace building and improving the humanitarian and development situation. However, the conflict that elapsed in December 2013 and the relapse in July 2016 has occasioned a lack of peace dividends for conflict‐affected communities in the rural hard to reach areas has perpetuated tensions based on resources.
An absence of social services and livelihoods opportunities, and perceptions of isolation and marginalization all contributes to undermining durable peace in the rural areas, where poverty rates are up to 85%. Continued armed fighting, pressures on grazing and water resources and struggles over land rights contribute to instability
To improve partnerships and the use of conflict risk information at the state level to enhance capacity of peace building institutions, promoting solutions that are locally identified and promote social cohesion between communities.
Establishing and building the capacity of community based peace building network : support for projects that establish and enhance the capacity of community based peace networks / structures.
Designing inter-communal activities among the conflict affected communities: Support inter community sporting activities like tournaments among the youth f warring tribes and engage women in common border market activities .