Experience Peacebuilding

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1 Welcome to Experience Peacebuilding

2 Appreciative Interviews (until 7:00) Find a partner with whom to share the following: 1. Your name and where you grew up 2. Describe a time when you experienced real community 3. What are the personal values or principles for living that were instilled in you that you think are essential to a thriving community?

3 Our Mission The ISP is training and mobilizing a strategic network of leaders in peacebuilding.

4 ISP s Current Projects Connecting Communities Project with Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University Jewish Muslim Dialogue in partnership with Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston Five Candidate Café Dialogues in 2012 ISP Study Group meeting Sudan/South Sudan/Darfur Partnering with ROM in the Balkans since 2002

5 El-MalamPeace Program Outcome of Our Sudanese Peacebuilding Program June 2007 to Present

6 Adapted from Lederach, Building Peace Cultural Transformation Level of Response Design of Small Scale Subsystem Change Whole system change Scale up to larger system change Crisis Mgt. Strategic Relationship & Capacity Building Months Mos.-Yrs. 2+ years 5-10 Years 20+ years

7 Strategic Relationship and Capacity Building: June 2007 to present 11 -Al Malam Program Leaders of Fur & Bin Mansur Tribes Makki Makki 08, 09 TLW Hired 09 TLW Sudanese Participants

8 Leaders of the Fur and Bin Mansur Tribes Meeting with Makki and Lukman in Nyala

9 Members of Fur & Bin Mansur tribes meet in El-Malam

10 Members of Fur & Bin Mansur tribes meet in El-Malam

11 Meeting of all residents of El-Malam

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14 Governor of South Darfur

15 Developing A Peacebuilding Constituency Top Middle Grass Roots

16 Network of Leaders Across: Levels of Leadership Sectors of Society Lines of Conflict Top Middle Grass Roots Government Business Civil Society

17 El-Malam Working Group s assessment: Reconcile Sustainable Peace Reconstruct Reform

18 Reconcile

19 Working Group Proposals ISP to lead additional peacebuildingand leadership workshops for 100+ in Nyalaand El-Malam teachers, young adults, leaders Impact: Reconciliation expands and deepens regionally Teachers trained conflict resolution curriculum Leaders trained in peacebuilding Cost: $37,600

20 Reform

21 Lukman with Youth of El-Malam

22 Working Group Proposals Job skill training for youth Impact: 200 trained youth (construction, brick production, carpentry, iron working, welding) Trained workforce for reconstruction projects Employability Sense of purpose and increased self-worth Cost $19,500

23 Reconstruct

24 El Malam Market damaged in the war

25 Today s El Malam Market

26 Makki with rebel from Marra Mountain Down from the mountain to trade an 8 hour journey by camel

27 Working Group Proposals Repair & Rebuild El-Malam Market Impact: Increased income of individuals Stimulation of local economy Restoration of historically healthy interaction among tribal groups Cost: $85,600

28 Irrigation needed for regional farms

29 Agriculture in El-Malam

30 Working Group Proposals Implement Lester irrigation pump packages Impact: 40 farms irrigation from valley sources Increased food supply & security Increased harvest = increased income Cost: $90,640 ($2,266 per pump pkg.)

31 Working Group Proposals Provide submersible pump packages Impact: 15 pump pkgs. help 300 farms Increased food supply and security Increased harvest = increased income Cost: $148,000

32 Working Group Proposals Use micro-credit facility financing for irrigation pumps and reconstruction costs Finance additional improvements and fund small business loans from payments on original loans. These people do not need aid, they need to be able to return home and they know how to take care of themselves. Colin Powell

33 Schools in El-Malamcan serve only 50% of pre- war number of students

34 Hospital of El-Malam

35 Future Projects Build and renovate schools and hospitals Rebuild war-destroyed villages joint projects of reconciled tribes Train farmers in advance agricultural techniques Repair area dams Engage nomadic peoples in peacebuilding

36 Ultimate outcomes 2,800 displaced families return home after eight years of war 23,000 people reconciled Underlying causes of conflict alleviated Thriving economy rebuilt Model for peacebuilding for region

37 A Brighter Future for the Children of El-Malam Region

38 Future Opportunities for Involvement Training Opportunity - Feb. 6, 6-8pm Try the Study Group United Nations Association offices, 1425 Branard St#2, Houston TX How to Start a Revolution (non-violent and democratic, of course) River Oaks Theater Date TBA Volunteer opportunities We would love to meet with you to explore your involvement in the work of ISP

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