Following a conflict assessment in 2011, we led a series of trainings that built upon the influence of religious leaders. We guided them to analyze local conflicts and develop action plans to ensure upcoming local elections went smoothly and peacefully.


In September 2011, KCP Associate Katherine Stoessel led two trainings in N’Djamena to promote peaceful citizen participation in local elections that were planned to take place later that year. The trainings focused on leaders of religious institutions because of their influence and authority in local communities. Participating members were from The Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Protestant and Evangelical Missions in Chad, the Catholic Church, and the Chadian Association of Traditional Chiefs. The trainings also aimed to encourage the participation of youth and women.

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Conflict Assessment (2011)

In the winter of 2011, Karuna Center worked on a conflict assessment project with Counterpart International to help them develop a strategically effective peacebuilding program for Chadian civil society actors.

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