Our work in Kenya
LPI’s Kenya Programme contributes to building sustainable peace through reinforcing community resilience to divisions and strengthing relations between social groups. In partnership with local civil society partners, LPI is supporting inclusive multi-staged community dialogue processes around critical issues that divide and connect communities, leading to collaborative peacebuilding action. LPI also supports civil society partners and communities to lift key issues that arise from the dialogues to relevant policy levels, to strengthen nonviolent approaches to dealing with emerging challenges linked to the countering of violent extremism, the implementation of devolution and the upcoming Kenyan national elections in 2017.
The programme is currently focused in the capital Nairobi—specifically Kamukunji Sub-County (Eastleigh, Majengo and Mlango Kubwa)—as well as Garissa County in northeastern Kenya. In partnership with the Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations in Eastleigh (CCMRE), affiliated to St. Paul’s University, LPI is engaging diverse community leaders in Kamukunji with a specific focus on religious leaders and women as peace agents. LPI works with local groups of young people on ‘Tubonge Mtaani’ Sustained Dialogue Project, targeting youth leaders in the city of Nairobi that can influence positive societal change. The dialogue-to-action cycle is moderated by young women and men aged between 18 – 35 over the course of one year.