ACCORD’s Burundi Programme held a conflict management training for civil society organisations in Burundi from 6-8 February in Bujumbura.
ACCORD’s Burundi Intervention organised two basic conflict management trainings for the media in Burundi from 28-30 November, and 3-5 December 2007. The trainings took place at the Sun Safari Club Hotel in Bujumbura, Burundi and were facilitated by Jerome Sachane, Deputy Director of ACCORD and Adelin Hatungimana, Senior Programme Officer at the Burundi Office.
The Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD, Vasu Gounden, traveled to Burundi from 9-12 September 2007, where he visited ACCORD’s Burundi Country Office as well as had meetings with a variety of stakeholders related to ACCORD’s ongoing work in that country.
ACCORD’s Burundi Country Office, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, will conduct two separate three day workshops for the 23 National Commissioners of the Commission Nationale Terre et Autres Biens, at the Safari Gate Hotel in Bujumbura from 9-16 July 2007.
On Saturday 17 June 2006 ACCORD’s Burundi Programme staff participated in a ‘Walk for Refugees’ in Bujumbura, Burundi. This walk was organized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Bujumbura, Burundi to create awareness regarding refugees. Following democratic elections in 2005, Burundian refugees are returning to Burundi with hope of a new life.
The Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD, Vasu Gounden, was in Burundi from 27-30 November, for a series of meetings with government officials and civil society leaders. On the 30th, Mr Gounden officially opened the Lesson’s Learnt Seminar hosted by ACCORD's Burundi office from 30 November to 2 December in Bujumbura.
On 2 October 2007, the Coordinator of the ACCORD Rumonge office in Burundi, Marie Joseph Gatoto, was interviewed by a local radio station in Burundi, Studio Ijambo.
The Burundi Country Office of ACCORD conducted two three-day workshops for the 23 National Commissioners of the Commission Nationale de Terre et Autres Biens (CNTB) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme in Burundi from 9-16 July 2007.
From 28-30 November 2006 the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) Burundi Programme conducted a basic conflict management and family law training for 20 representatives from a local Burundi coalition of youth organizations called CPAJ.
The ACCORD Burundi office will be hosting a consultative workshop on the United Nation’s Peace Building Commission (UNPBC) with a selection of civil society organisations (CSO’s) in Bujumbura, Burundi on 22 July 2006. The PBC is the first body in the UN’s 60 year history to focus on peace-building and conflict prevention, and was established to address a critical gap within the United Nations and the global system