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Strengthening Youth Resilience through Sustained Dialogue

A Case Study: “Tubonge Mtaani” in Kamukunji and Mathare Sub-Counties

In 2016, 170 youth from Kamukunji and Mathare Sub-Counties in the city of Nairobi, Kenya, embarked on a dialogue process, in the frame of LPI’s Sustained Dialogue project “Tubonge Mtaani”.

These diverse, sometimes divided, young women and men met on a regular basis to dialogue about their most pressing issues and collaboratively imagine, design and implement nonviolent solutions. This process allowed the young people to develop greater mutual understanding and trust and strengthen their confidence in their abilities to act for sustainable peace in their communities, and the country at large.

Based on a case study methodology, and building on field insights, LPI’s Kenya programme composed a thematic paper exploring the relevance, effectiveness and main challenges of this urban settlement-based Sustained Dialogue project in contributing to sustainable peace in Kenya.

The paper was presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Security and Peace in Africa at Tangaza University College, Kenya, in May 2017.