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MINUTES FOR THE QUAKER PEACE NETWORK (QPN) HELD AT NYUMBANI HOTELS & RESORTS IN MWANZA, TANZANIA FROM 13TH TO 18TH JUNE 2010

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DAY 1

The Quaker Peace Network Eastern Africa was held at the Nyumbani Hotels & Resorts in Mwanza, Tanzania. The gathering was officially opened by the Clerk, Pastor John Kidake Bulimo, who gave a preamble of what QPN is, and Welcomed everyone to the meeting. After which We had an evening devotion from Tanzanian group and Mapendo Songoro gave us a sermon from John 20:19 and 1 Kings 19:11 and he encouraged us that, we as people of peace should have a testimony of peace to others.  He ended up with a word of prayer and people were dispersed to have a rest till the following day.

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The meeting started at 8.00am with praises and Pst. Martin Simiyu led us in prayer.

We got a word of encouragement from Seth Chayuga and he first thanked the Lord for what He has done for us.  He read from the book of Matthew 5:13-16, "You are the salt of the earth but if it loses its flavour, how shall it be seasoned?  We are the light and the salt of the world.  Salt can be used to preserve food, to make it tasty and as medicine.  He encouraged us that we are suppose to be people of peace and to mature in faith – should love one another, forgive one another.  He also shared in John 3:16 that we should promote Agape love and have fellowship with others.  Jesus is the great light of people living in darkness.  We are no longer living in darkness but living in the light.  We should leave the evil of the world and bear each others burden and learn to live with confidence with Jesus Christ. He reminded us to be peace makers and he prayed for the sermon.

<>Pst. John Bulimo requested Sizeli Merceline from Rwanda to pray for Kenya and Pst. Elizabeth’s family who had lost her grandchild again and he welcomed everyone once again to the meeting and friends from Burundi and Pemba who had not arrived.  He appreciated the America Friends Service Committee (AFSC) for financing for the QPN Seminar, Quaker Peace of Social Witness (QPSW) and Change Agent of Peace Programme International (CAPPI).  Some changes were made on the programme in that it will be ending at 5:30 for people to have enough time to pray and rest. 

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<>The “Do No Harm “ – Local Capacities for Peace Project was started in the late 1994.  It is a collaborative effort of:

·            Donor Governments

·            International Agencies

·            NGO’s that provide assistance in areas where there is conflicts

They came together to learn from their experiences how AID may be given in conflict settings so that rather than exacerbating and prolonging the conflict.  It helps local people disengage from violence and begin to establish alternative for addressing the problem.

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The LCPP conducted 15 case studied in 14 conflict zones around the world.  They identified common patterns in the relationships between external assistance and conflicts.  This workshop is part of a broad and ongoing dissemination effort. 
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Objectives

·            To encourage participants to analyze systematically the relationships between aid and conflict.

·            To encourage participants to consider how aid may have negative and positive impacts on conflicts.

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KEY LESSONS FOR LCPP

The context of conflict is characterized by 2 sets of things:  The divisions and tensions between groups and what might be called was interest or capacities for war that we all know exist in conflicts settings.  When aid is given in the context of conflict it becomes a part of that context and as such either reinforces the tensions and so we should have the discernment.

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·            To expose ourselves to the possible categories for understanding dividers; tensions and was capacities.

·            To enable us apply to their own circumstances and thus to understand them better.

Questions to Ask

·            Who is divided by the conflicts? Who is fighting who?

·            What are the sources of tension between these groups?

·            How and why are these groups divided?

·            How do the divisions and tensions show up between them?


UNDERSTANDING DIVISIONS, TENSIONS AND WAR CAPACITIES

(i)        Systems and Institutions

·              Militia structures

·              Legal systems can discriminate against the rights of one group

·              Wells and power systems can be controlled by one side of the conflict etc.

(ii)      Attitudes and Actions

·              Violent acts that daily maintain the tensions in society e.g. Intervention like bombs, acts that easily attacks one group, stopping one group and letting one group go.

·              Racism and Tribalism can also be included in this category

(iii)    Different Values and Interests

·              Agriculturists and Pastoralists treat land very differently

·              Religious values can be used to promote dividers, such as religious laws that are imposed even on people not of that religion.

(iv)   Different Experiences

·              History can be selectively used to highlight the times when the groups were fighting one another rather than referring to times when they cooperated.  Conflicts can arise out of situations where groups have different lifestyle

(v)     Symbols and Occasions

·              One can impose their holidays on the other.  Sometime the symbols helps one to do a quick analysis.

We went into group discussions according to the countries.  That was Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi.  Questions to discuss were as follows:

-              What are the sources of Tension?

-             Who is divided by the conflicts and how do the divisions and tensions show up between them?

-             Who gains?

The next session started at 2.05pm and Jacinta continued with the topic, “Local Capacities for Peace Project - Understanding Divisions Tension and War Capacities”.

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(vi)   Pedagogical Objectives

·              To expose participants to the possible categories for understanding connectors and local capacities for peace.

·              To enable participants to apply this step of the framework to their own circumstances and thus to understand them better and we should remember that more countries do not go to war than people who go for war and more would be leaders who try to excite people to intergroup violence that actually succeed in doing so.


WHAT DO WE MEAN BY CONNECTORS?

In the midst of warfare especially in situations of civil war where fellow citizens are fighting each other, there continue to exist a whole series of things that CONNECT people who are fighting.


This includes:-

·            Systems and Institutions

·            Communication systems which provides linkages

·            In some cases irrigation systems bridges, roads and electrical grids

·            Attitudes and Actions

·            Shared values and interests

·            Common experiences

·            Symbols and Occasions

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WHAT ARE LOCAL CAPACITIES FOR PEACE? (LCP)

-             Every society both individuals and systems that prevent disagreement from breaking out into war and that help contain and move away from violence if it begins.  These includes justice and legal system: police forces, implicit codes of conducts.

-             The role of conflict prevention and mediation are assigned to some people and institution every society.  These are what we mean by capacities for peace.

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We went into group’s discussion for 10-15 minutes and the questions to be discussed were as follows:-

-             Identify the connectors which exists

-             How can we strengthen the connectors?

-             How are we undermining and building the connectors?

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After group discussions Jacinta promised to give us the website where we can find the more information and a summary of what we have learnt.
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The Clerk introduced the Panels; AVP TRUST, AVP KENYA, AVP UGANDA, AVP TANZANIA and HROC
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AVP TRUST – Hannington Muchera

He first of all appreciated the AVP Trust and said that they have had six sessions and was founded by Irish.  He also appreciated the role that CAPPI has played.

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AVP  UGANDA – George Walumoli

He said that AVP in Uganda has trained 116 NGO’s.  It has spread all over Uganda and they have been depending on individual donor.  He said that it is from 1st of this year 2010 that the AVP became active in the Eastern part of Uganda and came up with Uganda Friend Service Committee (UFSC) to help the people who were traumatized.  George discovered that they have 3 camps and to reach them they need alot of facilitation.  AVP should be strengthen because of the election that is coming up and they need alot of HROC.  People in Uganda have the mind to revenge and their minds are bleeding and so they need to be visited.

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AVP TANZANIA – Emmanuel Haraka

Emmanuel said that since the year 2006, they have had AVP’s and spread it to Congo people who came to Tanzania as refugees.  Facilitators have increased from 16 to 31.  They (Christians) came up with joining together with Muslims inorder to become one.  If they get a financial support they will go ahead and came up with more AVP’s.  They have come up with organization as Peace Centre and Committee Development (PCCD).  He reminded members to pray for Tanzania as they look forward to their elections.

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AVP RWANDA – Mukangoga Josephine

AVP in Rwanda started in 2001.  Josephine said that they have tried their best to bring the genocide survivors together because of AVP’s and HROC which brought a big change.  She also said that the Rwandese who lived in Tanzania as refugees where chased away and had to go back to their own country (Rwanda) and the AVP’s has brought them together and made reconciliation among themselves.  There future plan is to form more workshops.

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AVP BURUNDI – Aloys Ningabira

Aloys said that Burundi has 10 organizations and they have decided to walk together in peace.  Within the 10 organization which are led by Evangelical Friends Church in Burundi.  They walk in the Quaker Peace Network and they have aimed to observe the election in their country.  They are trying to follow the election Bible they use in Burundi.  Other organisations they have is “Kijamii”.   There role is to approach people to do what is right and walk in the right way.  They are happy in Burundi because the churches are being recognized.  Lastly Aloys praised Levy Ndikumana for the good work he does as the Legal Representative of Burundi Friends Church.

The meeting for the day ended at 5.30 with a word of prayer from Pst. Elizabeth Kabankaya.

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The meeting started at 8.00am with a word of prayer from Pst. Martin Simiyu.

Tanzanian members led us in praised to welcome George Walumoli who led us in the devotion and shared with us in the book of Matthew 22:15-21.  He reminded us that, we as peace makers have alot of trials and temptation before us and there are things which we need to accomplish in our Nation.  He encouraged us that we must have Jesus Christ in our lives and focus on the Lord. After finishing the sermon, he led us into a silent worship and the leader (Pst. John Bulimo) prayed and took over the programme.

We received announcements from Juma Barakabithe and told us to pray for Kenya for what had happened in Uhuru Park.  He also encouraged us to pray for the kitchen staffs and those who can’t afford and also to be time managers.

Hezron Masitsa took over and spoke on the Topic:  RECAP ON RPP MATRIX and before he continued we had to reflect on what we learnt the day before.

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What is RPP? Reflection on Peace Practice

It is an experience based learning process that involves agencies whose programs attempt to prevent or violent conflict.  It comprises of set of tools and concepts that are most useful for conceptualization and planning of peace interventions.

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Purpose:  Is to analyse experience at the individual program level across a broad range of agencies and contexts.  <>

Goal: Is to improve the effectiveness of peace building efforts.  <>

The RPP address the follows:

-             What should we work on? Which issues or conflict factors is the priority.

-             Whom should we work with?

-             Why should we work on that issue with the people?

The RPP does not attempt to provide skills for implementing any programs.

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CONFLICT ANALYSIS

·            We become part of conflict

·            There is change of expectation

·            Need several tools to analysis

·            Should be aware of obstacles

·            Be careful (Think)

·            Be open minded/single minded

·            Expect other players

·            Be persistence

·            Be aware of change, final direction, output and outcomes

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Why analysis

·            To avoid costly mistakes

·            To address the right issues and people

·            Find the correct program focus

·            To identify priorities and strategic points of intervention

·            Match skills and resources to the situation

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Findings on Conflicts Analysis

·            Practitioners often on only partial analysis focus is on how their particular approach of

  methodology might fit or be useful in the content

·            Analysis are done in the beginning of the program

·            Programming is not linked to the analysis


Elements of a good conflict analysis

1.         Identify key driving factor (both issues and people which of these are causes and

  effects)

2.         Conflicts to be understood as dynamic systems of interacting facts and key actors

3.         Ask yourself, what needs to be changed?  Who needs to be changed

4.         Who are the key actors

5.         What are the international or regional dimensions of the conflicts – Ask yourself how

  can local people community people and the broad peace factors of conflicts be related

  or linked.

6.         What has already been tried with what results.

 

Seth Chayugah appreciated Hezron and requested George Walumoli to pray for Pst. Elizabeth for having lost her grandchild and also to pray for the 10.00 o’clock tea.

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We went to our group discussion and our discussion about the Tool for Reflection for Peace Practice (RPP) the factors against, factors for (connectors), the Key driving factors and the Key Actors.  After the group discussion the we had a break for lunch and 1.00pm and Emmanuel Bazimenyera from Rwanda prayed for lunch.  <>

The next session started at 2:15pm and Hezron Masitsa continued with the topic and explained about key driving factors are factors which the conflict either would not exist or would be totally different.  The Key actors are individuals or groups in situation who are in a position to strongly influence the conflict either positively or negatively.  After that we had Panels for American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), QPSW  <>

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) – Enock Opuka

American Friends Service Committee started in 1917.  It works in many countries e.g. In Africa, America, Pakistan etc.  AFSC is divided in different regions.  Africa region have their headquarters in Nairobi.  AFSC is doing work in Somalia and at the moment Somali is peaceful.  They are working with the youth and TFG which is the government of Somali.  Alshabab, Alsuna and I’isbul are the three types of people living in Somali.  The AFSC is doing the work of Advocacy, talking to the USA to change their policies on Somalia.  It has introduced AVP trainings in Somalia.  It works with Film Aid, they train the youth how to share their stones.  They work with refugees at the Kakuma Camp.

<>Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) – Ruth

QPSW work to build peace in areas affected by armed conflict, address the systemic causes of violence at a global level, and create a culture of peace with justice based on non-violent change.

Vision, Aims and Objectives

Our vision is an East Africa in which the light of small, locally built peace brightens and shines beyond its borders, inspiring, instructing and encouraging others at all levels in their quest for a world free of violence.  QPSW aims to expand and deepen the influence and ability of grassroots peace activists in Eastern Africa to change the core conditions that lead to violent conflict.  QPSW hopes to support the Quaker network in its efforts to reach its full potential and develop a strong clear voice for peace. 

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-             Create platforms for the voices of grassroots peace activists to be heard by key decision

  makers

-             Raise the profile of the approaches and impact of Quaker and other grassroots peace

  work nationally and internationally

-             Assist local peace activists in their efforts to clarify their messages and develop and

  implement strategies for affecting change

-             Build capacity and confidence of partners to engage beyond their local sphere of

  influence

-             Celebrate and support ongoing grassroots peace work and help to deepen and expand

  its impact

-             Encourage the transfer of best practices by reducing the isolation of Quaker

  Peacemakers and strengthening their connections with other doing similar work locally

        and globally

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QPSW has recently drafted a East Africa Strategic Plan 2010-2013 to guide decisions on project priorities.  It welcomes comments and feedback because this plan is a work in progress.
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Friends World Committee for Consultation – Africa Section  (FWCC-AS)- Edith Mijega Kidiya

FWCC is a Consultative body of the Quakers.  We have sometimes been involved into activities which should have been done by other Quaker organizations or Yearly Meetings because we have to.  Most of our activities are based on the field where either we work or support the effort of other organizations and Yearly Meetings.

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Congo Friends: It is our prayer that the Quakers in Congo as a country be close to one another in terms of communication, networking and interaction.  At the moment each one of them is working independently.  We suggest that they form an organization which brings all the Friends in Congo together as a Quaker family.  <>

Uganda Friends:  It is our prayer that Uganda Friends be united into one and that the leaders work in harmony.  We have agreed with FUM to recognize and support the new leadership of Uganda Friends.  We would like to see them move to a higher level and to encourage the spirit of reconciliation especially among the leaders.  Jesus commanded us to love one another and that is why we are called Friends.

<>Tanzania Friends: Tanzania Yearly Meeting is on its feet again and this time more diversified that before.  We made every effort to reconcile the individuals and groups and created new avenues.  These groups need to be visited regularly by Friends and be encouraged to be strong.  <>

Rwanda and Burundi: We do commend the ongoing efforts made by our Quaker Agencies i.e. AGLI, CAPPI, AFSC, Trauma Healing etc and the yearly meetings for doing a wonderful job.  We do pray for peace forthcoming and ongoing elections in both countries.  <>

Kenyan Friends:   FWCC-AS is an active member of the Friends Peace Team.  We played a leading role in its formation and have been involved into their activities.  We kindly bring to your attention that there is need for QPN to intervene in the internal strife at the East Africa Yearly Meeting of Friends – Kaimosi, which is threatening to tear the Yearly Meeting into pieces.  <>

New Leadership:  Nominations were carried out during the Triennial Conference of last month and Gladys Kang’ahi is handing over her role as Clerk to David Bucura who is our new Clerk. <>Announcement:  We are in the process of registering participants for World Conference to be held in August 2012 at Kabarak University Nakuru.  The fees is Kshs.15,000 person.

The seminar for the day ended at 4.30pm with a word of prayer from Philippe Nakuwundi-Burundi


DAY 4

The meeting started at 8.00am with song of praise from Burundi Friends and prayer from Joyeuse Nahigejeje.  We received a word of encouragement from Philippe Nakuwundi.  He shared from Matthew 1:18-23 and encouraged us that we need to get a Helper who is the Holy Spirit.  As we look for peace we should also be aware of facing challenges and going through trials.  Mary gave birth to a son (Emmanuel) which means God with us and so God is always with us.  Even when we face opposition, God is always with us.  He also shared in Psalm 98:1-4 telling us that we should sing praises to the Lord for the marvellous things He has done to us and pray at all times.  Ningabira Aloys from Burundi prayed for the sermon.

A letter from American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was read to members by Seth Chayugah

Hezron Masitsa continued with the topic where he left previously and before that we had to reflect back on what we had learnt because there was a concern to everyone whereby almost all East African countries are looking forward for elections and QPN have been asked to pray for them.

Hezron said that there are things which are common in analysis and he asked the members which part of the system are they attacking?

TOPIC:  RPP MATRIX

This is a framework for understanding strategic for peace work.

Whom to engage

More people Approach: 

-             Increasing number of people

-             Believe that people can only be built if many people become active in the process

Key People approached

·            Involves particular people or group of people critical to the continuation or resolution

  of conflict.

SOCIO POLITICAL CHANCE

·            Programs that concentrate at the socio political structures and processes and this often

  supporting the creation

·            Grievances that bring conflict or promoting non-violent models for handling conflicts

·            Change includes alterations in government policies legislation econonomic, structures,

  constitutions e.t.c.


Seth Chayuga welcomed John Bulimo who called upon the Epistle Team and were as follows:

(i)        Martin Simiyu Masinde

(ii)       Philippe Ntakuwundi

(iii)     Getry Agizah

(iv)   Prosper Niyonsaba

Topic continued:

STRATEGIC

What does it mean? 

-             Addressing issues on the ground; mission, vision, focus

Strategic addresses the most important issues, factors – It stops dynamic – Uses limit resources effectively – Uses small effects to large effects – Results in real tangible changes – Creates new momentum for more change – Its based in theory of change.


CHALLENGES OF ASSESSING EFFECTIVENESS:  She taught the following:

Discuss how you measure effectiveness of your work in peace building.

-             Through evaluation

-             Interviews/Testimonies/Reports

-             Questioneers

-             Indicators

-             Visitation

-             The way people are talking, meeting, observation at people doing their own activities

-             Level of incidences reduces

-             Those you trained agreed you as you pass and they appreciate

-             Change of behaviour

-             Respect to each other

-             Physical symptoms (trauma healing)

-             Government acknowledgement of peace committees

 

Assessing contribution to the peace large is difficult.  Why?

-             Because of peace building programmes have difficult efforts aimed at affecting one

  piece of the puzzle

-             Outcomes are difficult to access

-             Attribution of social impact to particular peace activities is even more difficult.

 

One Practitioner noted that

Peace requires that many people work at many levels in different ways and with all this work; you cannot tell WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT?

So we ask

-             Are there criteria for determining which programs have more significant impact?

-             Against what bench marks can agencies identify whether you/their programs have

  contributed to programs?

-             How can Agencies/organizations judge, as they are planning their programs, which of

 the wide range of possible approaches will have more significant infacts on the

 conflicts?

 

RPP REVIEW OF EXPERIENCE

Dimensions of effectiveness

(i)        Program Effectiveness:  Agencies assess whether a specific activity is achieving its intended goals in an effective manners

(ii)       Impact on peace writ large:  This effectiveness question ask?  Whether in meeting specific goals, the program is making a contribution to the bigger picture. This requires assessing changes in the overall environment that may or may not result from the project or program.

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From analysis of cases and practitioner reflection on their own experiences, the RPP process produced and criteria of effectiveness by which to assess whether a program is having meaning

-             The effort results in the creation of reform of political

-             The criteria must be applied in conjunction with a control analysis identifying what the

  conflict is not about and what made to be stopped

-             The effort contributed to a momentum for peace by causing participants and

  communities to develop their own peace initiative in relation to critical elements of

        content analysis

-             The efforts prompts people increasingly to resist violence and provocations to violence.

-             The efforts results in an increase in people’s security and in their sense of security

-             Whether the effort results in improvement in inter group relationships.

Panel presentations continued as follows:-

Uganda (UFSC) – George Walumoli

They have 3 yearly meetings and they came together to form a Peace Organization called Uganda Friends Service Committee.  There aim is to come up with programmes and bring friends together.

Friends Church Peace Team (FCPT) – Joseph Mamai Makokha

The organization was formed on 27th January 2008 as a result of the conflict which occurred.  Getry was appointed as the coordinator.  After the clashes which took place in 2007/2008, FCPT looked for IDP’s camps which were not recognized by the Red Cross and brought them together.  The discovered the peace which they had was, “Amani ya kuvumiliana”.  They afterwards called for a meeting of 21 Churches and 5 Muslims and they formed and Interfaith Peace Task Force Organization.

MIPAREC – Aloys Ningabire

This is a ministry for peace using the bible. Mi-parec is based in Gitega in the Central place.  It was started in 1996 and has 118 staff.  There main aim is to reconcile the population (The Tusi’s and Hutu’s).  Miparec has come up with Inter-marriage and is connected with other organizations such as; QPN, AVP’s and for more information you can get to website (www.miparec.org).

CAPI – Pst Elizabeth Kabankaya

It  was registered in 2006 as an International organization.  It patterns with Friends Church, Friends Peace House (Rwanda), Miparec in Burundi.  They have over 30 activities at the Great Lakes.  They work closely with AFSC, AGLI.  They do Peace education in schools and their staffs are; Jacinta Makokha- consultant, Bridgit Butt-consultant and Hezron Masitsa.  CAPPI has worked as a Consultant body and it is located in Nairobi, Kenya along Ngong Road.

AFSC IN BURUNDI – Ruth Samson

This was registered in 2006.  Their vision is to intergrated Burundi where all Burundians, especially the most vulnerable can meet their basic needs and uphold their human dignity.

Work in Burundi

-             Strategic Plan up to 2011

-             We achieve our goal through our strategic objectives and build capacity of social

  organisation in conflict preventing

-             Conflict transformation and Peace building

-             Enhance involvement of social organizations in material mechanisms, peacemakers and

  practices on peace building

-             Establish and maintain Burundi for dialogue and exchange on topics critical to peace

-             Support social organization to undertake initiatives involved at community

  Reconciliation.

DAY 5

The meeting started at 8.00pm with a word of prayer from Josephine Mukangoga.  She shared with us from the book of Nehemiah 2:18-20 and encouraged us to have the desire to help others through there challenges and trials and also to build other.  She led us into a silent worship and prayed for the morning session.

Hezron took over the topic:  ELECTION MONITORING

We were placed into groups discussion and were to discuss the following:

Questions

-             What plans do you have for observation

-             Are we involved? And if so how?

Group discussion Reports

Uganda

They requested the QPN to get involved in the election monitoring and to be free and fare.  People in Uganda do not know the value of voting and one aspect is that the organization might not have fund to facilitate the people monitoring. George requested Hezron that during the monitoring, he should remember them in accounting and George prefers to have a mixed group so that the results are not aligned in one way.

Tanzania

Mapendo Songoro said that they are looking forward to have elections in October 2010 and he requested to have civic education and to be assisted by QPN East Africa.

Rwanda

Msafiri said that they have Presidential election on 8th August, 2010 and they are educating people on how to do the election.  He requested the QPN to assist them and come in large numbers.

Burundi

Ningabira Aloys said they have 5 elections and as he said before, they have Bible election which is assisting them in elections.  He encouraged the people not to fear but to be courageous.

Kenya

Hannington reported that on 22nd July Friends will come together and be trained on peace building.  Friends church has already taken a stand to say “No” to the referendum. He also said that FWCC-AS has already send a letter to ECK and they are yet to reply.

Jacinta and Hezron spoke on behalf of Sudan election and they gave a brief history on how the election was done and the challenges they went through.  Jacinta said that the main party in Southern Sudan is SPLM and the question they left us with was; What motivates you to be an observer? And what things do we look out in election and violence.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

A strategic plan is a statement out lining our vision, mission and future direction, near short term and long term objective.

Strategic Planning enables us to:-

(i)        Reflect on the history and how that has shaped its identity and way of working – (Why

        the history?

(ii)       Reflect on the identity of the organization – who are we?

(iii)     Reflect on what the organization is doing and its relevance to the times – (What are

        doing)

(iv)   Reflect and anticipate it’s future direction.

Steps for doing strategic planning – Ask ourselves

1.         Why do we exist?

·              Our mandate

·              Vision

·              Mission

·              Core values

2.         Where are we coming from?

·              Key milestones

·              Significant achievements

3.         Where are we now?

4.         Where are we going?

5.         How do we go there?

·              Strategies

·              Programs

·              Activities

·              Resources

6.         How do we know we are there where we were going?

·              Our performance

·              Indicators

·              Monitoring and Evaluation

 

NOTE:   :Dreams and Plans are of NO value without ACTION


QPN EAST AFRICA/MISSION

To improve the effectiveness of Friends Organization to prevent violent conflicts in Eastern Africa by working on all levels, from the community base to International level.

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·            Share information knowledge and skills amongst Peace building practitioners

·            Create a forum for dialogue on Strategic Planning on Quaker led peace building

  activities

·            Enhance QPN networking and advocacy capacities through developing coherent

 advocacy plans and guidelines

·            Train participants in RPP (Reflection of Peace Projects) civic education and election

  monitoring techniques to enhance professional peace building capacities

·            Support the harmonisation of more effective elections and related peace building

  efforts

We returned back to the gathering after supper and had a talent show and everyone participated which took 2 hrs and John Bulimo announced the seminar officially closed at 10.00pm and final prayer was made by Enoch Opuka.

Members Present

1.          Elizabeth Kabankaya

2.          Lydia Bakassa

3.          Getry A Agizah

4.          Wilson Ngaira

5.          Nakuwundi Philippe

6.          Sizeri Marcellin

7.          Ningabira Aloys

8.          Siasa Barakabitse

9.          Musafiri N. Adock

10.      Pamela K. Masitsa

11.      Mukangoga Josephine

12.      Bazimenjera Emmanuel

13.      Abdulkarim Mussa

14.      Edith Mijega Kidiya

15.      George Walumoli

16.      Martin Simiyu

17.      Juma Jocker

18.      Joseph Mamai

19.      Enoch Opuka

20.      J. Joyeuse Nahigejeje

21.      Seth Chayugah

22.      Hanningtone Mucherah

23.      Jacinta Makokha

24.      Prosper Niyonsaba

25.      Mapendo Songoro

26.      Emmanuel Haraka

27.      Justin Komanya

28.      John K. Bulimo

29.      Hezron Masitsa

30.      Dunia B. David


Apologies

1.         Laura Shipler Chico - Britain

2.         Charles Waninga   - Uganda

3.         Vicky Nakuti  - Uganda

4.         Noria      - Uganda

5.         Levy Ndikumana – Burundi

6.         Cecile        -  Rwanda

7.         Brigit Butt   -  Burundi

8.         Rose Imbega -  Kenya

9.         Moses Musonga  - Kenya

10.     David Zerembka – Kenya

11.     Florence Machayo – Kenya

12.     Gladys Kang’ahi – Kenya

13.     Malesi  Kinaro  - Kenya

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