The RASMI project: Building peace in Africa’s Mandera Triangle
Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration, or RASMI, works to build peace in the Mandera Triangle, a border region of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia that has experienced armed conflict, violent crime, extremist attacks, political instability and state failure for years. Funded by the European Union Trust Fund for Africa, the RASMI project uses a conflict systems-based approach to promote peacebuilding, conflict management and conflict resolution capacity at the community and cross-border levels. Meaning “reliable” in Somali, RASMI targets those most vulnerable to engaging in conflict, irregular migration and recruitment into militias and terror groups. RASMI partners with local government agencies, women, religious leaders, security forces and the private sector – those who have the greatest capacity for managing conflicts and promoting peace.