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Inspiring Conversations

Inspiring Conversations is a program that connects people across communities. Through this programme, we bring different stakeholders for either an online or physical consultations on particular issues. Thus, people across differences are able to create an environment in which they can learn from and inspire one another.

Constructive conversations break a lot of barriers – both real and perceived – and thus, Inspiring Conversations allows diverse groups of people to unite and gain the confidence to share and help shape new ways of thinking that create new narratives and social change.

Examples of the engagements we have organized include;

Effectively organizing students for peacebuilding- Case studies from Kenya, Canada, Nigeria, Gambia and Columbia.

This virtual conversation on effectively organizing students for peacebuilding with case studies from Kenya, Canada, Nigeria, Gambia and Columbia, brought together peacebuilders across the globe to share their experiences and knowledge on the subject.

RNC, Inspiring conversations

Rationale

Achieving sustainable and peaceful societies requires continuous collaboration and learning. When students are the centre of this process, achieving goals such as UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security will be realized and this is because there is a clear recognition of positive contributions of the students and youth in general, to peace and sets an overall framework to support their efforts.

Objectives of the Virtual Conversation

The virtual meeting aspired to bring together different players for an inspiring conversation, take stock of their contribution in shaping peacebuilding process in their communities, countries, regions as well discuss future scenarios.

Therefore the meeting achieved the following objectives;

  1. Facilitation of conversation on the importance of students in peacebuilding.
  2. Built scenarios for possible intervention on trending issues across the globe today.
  3. Learnt from the case studies that have effectively worked.
  4. Deliberated on collective agenda in building the capacity of the students in peacebuilding.

 

Who participated in the virtual conversation?                   

The forum was opened to students in the universities and high school; teachers; academicians; researchers; community organizers; peace organizations and practitioners; development partners, relevant government agencies, CSOs, private sector, activists and all other relevant stakeholders.

We have organized a number of conversations that touched on Climate Change, elections in Kenya, Participatory Action Research processes in Kenya, Community Organizing, Ukraine War, Ethiopian Unrest, Sudan’s Civil War among others.