With partners Zinc Network and the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Development and Social Services Commission, this project is contributing to a more stable and socially cohesive environment in target communities in Ethiopia through support to civil society and local leaders to advocate for peace and to counter hate speech and mis/disinformation. The project approach emphasizes conflict resolution and promotes peaceful coexistence building on existing traditional conflict resolution mechanisms within communities.
Civil Society Support Programme II is a capacity development program supporting Ethiopia’s civil society and its contribution to national development, poverty reduction and the advancement of good governance, in line with the government’s policies. In partnership with British Council, Pact is helping to build capacity among Ethiopian civil society organizations as well as support government engagement.
The shared border areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, also known as the Mandera Triangle, have experienced armed conflict, violent crime, extremist attacks, political instability and state failure for years. The Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration (RASMI) project adopts a conflict systems-based approach to promote peace-building, conflict management and conflict resolution capacity at the community and cross-border levels. It is part of the EU's programme for Collaboration in the Cross-Border areas of the Horn of Africa. RASMI, which means “reliable” in Somali, targets stakeholders in the Mandera Triangle who are most vulnerable to engaging in conflict, irregular migration and recruitment into militias and terror groups. RASMI engages local government agencies, women, religious leaders, security forces and the private sector – those who have the greatest capacity for managing conflicts and promoting peace.
The Selam Ekisil, or SEEK, project adopts a conflict systems based approach to address the multiple causes of conflict in cross border areas and to promote peace building, conflict management and conflict resolution capacity at the community and cross border levels. It is part of the EU’s programme for Collaboration in the Cross Border areas of the Horn of Africa, working to prevent and mitigate the impact of local conflict and to promote economic development and greater resilience in four different cross border regions. The three-year project addresses drivers of conflict, insecurity and instability, while strengthening the systems and institutions that peacefully manage and resolve conflict on the border of Southwest Ethiopia and Northwest Kenya.