Kumekucha: It’s a New Dawn
Project led by :
Green String Network
The project is a community-led social healing program which addresses symptoms of trauma, guides through discussions about violent extremism, forgiveness and reconciliation and deconstructs entrenched cycles of violence at the family level while making clear links to the community and societal level.
In the coming year, they expect to spread and deepen the work focused on peace and various types of violence, to expand support to security actors and to publish evidence of the work’s impact. They plan to design their first program specifically developed for trauma-informed mediation to assist with peace talks/agreements between Sudan and South Sudan. To achieve these goals, they need to find more donor partners and increase their local networks. The Scale-up Committee of the Paris Peace Forum provides tailored advice and support to help the project to strengthen its research-based communication around its results and findings, to gain visibility and to develop new partnerships.
In Mombasa, GSN works in close partnership with County Government of Mombasa. The County Government of Mombasa in partnership with a wide variety of county stakeholders officially launched Mombasa County Action Plan aimed at Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (MCAP-PCVE) in May 2017.
• 28 March 2019: Launch of the Trauma Informed Initiative for the National Police Service Program (TII-NPS).
• 1 - 5 April 2019: The Project team participates at in the International Learning Event organized by Catalyst for Peace in Sierra Leone.
• May 2019: The Project team organizes a Forum in Mombasa, Kenya.
• 27 - 29 May 2019 : The project Kumekucha : It's a New Dawn is showcased at the event Remembrance, Trauma transmission & Experiential Learning, international and interdisciplinary symposium, organized in Turku in Finland.
• 18 - 19 juin 2019 : The project team participates in the Forum European Development Days in Brussels.