Civic Education



Civic Education Programme Activities
The CRD’s civic education program is conducted through rural and urban workshops, public meetings, community exchange programs and seminars where communities are educated and trained on the following 5 thematic areas;

III. Conflict Resolution and Conflict Management
Despite the existing community mechanisms of resolving conflicts such as public forums, indigenous knowledge systems and other traditional strategies of resolving conflicts people have inadequate understanding of the dynamics of conflicts and conflict resolution mechanisms hence the need to educate them. Traditional leaders need to be capacitated on conflict resolution mechanisms in order to strengthen their knowledge base critical in order to manage the ever changing conflicts in their communities mainly caused by the competitive political environment.CRD identified this gap during its baseline surveys, thus the civic education comes as a strategy to impart traditional leaders and other community leaders with conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation skills. Through these workshops communities are helped to integrate indigenous ways of resolving conflicts and the alternative dispute resolution methods (ADEs) such as negotiation, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, sustained dialogues and brokerage. Conflicts arise from imbalances in communities, group, organization or nations, for example, uneven distribution of resources, unequal power sharing, discrimination, intolerance, poverty among others. So communities must know the elements of conflicts such as attitudes, behaviours, needs, positions and interests vis-à-vis their impact in relationships. With the illustration of games, satires, conflict typologies, participatory tools and role plays communities get to know and understand easier the ways of preventing, resolving and transforming conflicts.




















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