ACCORD hosts peacebuilding workshop in Monrovia

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The ACCORD Peacebuilding Unit’s African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme (APCP) recently organized and conducted a Peacebuilding Workshop in collaboration with the Liberia Peacebuilding Office under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Liberia. The activity took place from 1-5 March 2010 and brought together a cross section of 26 participants from key regions in Liberia.

The five-day training set out to promote coherence and coordination among the various stakeholders. It also succeeded in providing a platform where additional experiences were shared that served to enhance the understanding of peacebuilding.


Beatrice Nzovu, Senior Programmes Officer in Peacebuilding and participants at the African Peacebuilding Co-ordination Programme workshop in Monrovia, Liberia 1-5 March 2010

Training activities were aimed at enhancing the skills of various actors involved in the peacebuilding process in Liberia. Participants were taken through sessions on understanding conflict and conflict phases, natural resource management and conflict, regional peacebuilding, gender and peacebuilding and actors in peacebuilding.

“Not only did participants part with a more enhanced concept about peacebuilding and what it entails, the ACCORD team parted with greater knowledge of Liberia's customs and community dynamics” says Martha Bakwesegha, Programme Officer in the Peacebuilding Unit.

For more information on this activity, please contact Martha Bakwesegha, Programme Officer: Peacebuilding Unit, via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephonically +27 (0)31 502 3908.


African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme (APCP) participants and trainers outside the workshop venue at the Cape Hotel in Mamba Point, Monrovia, Liberia