This project is being implemented in Jinja, Buikwe and Kampala since 2008, and planned for replication in Adjumani, Isingiro and Kiryandongo from 2016, is designed to address inadequate socioeconomic and human development that has often led to conflict situations among communities. This is because for communities to integrate well and work together, their psycho-social needs and causes of trauma, hopelessness and desperation need be addressed, since such needs threaten peaceful coexistence and stability.
The Peace Bridges Project strengthens local community and civil society capacities for peace and social integration, and works to mitigate conflict in communities, improve harmonious relationship, co-existence and social networks through:
- Empowering children and youth to be peace builders and agents of positive change
- Promoting effective participation in peace and reconciliation activities; and
- Promoting levels of economic security among women and youths with in operating communities.