PATH Capacity Building Training Uganda – Day 4

Due to difficulties to reach the study visit site in the previous day, it was decided to spend this entire fourth day in Wamala.

The group started to explore the site by visiting the main building where one of the kings is still buried. Participants had the honor to meet the King’s widow for a brief exchange.

After this visit, participants met Mr Ssenoga, an expert on colonial heritage and conflict and post-conflict areas. After his presentation, participants were invited to share their feedback on the topic and to ask  questions.

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Valerie coordinated the following activity, using the method of the “silent discussion” that allowed participants to think about the different roles of each stakeholder in the field of the cultural heritage.

The fourth and last part of this visit was a practical session: divided into three small groups, participants engaged in hands-on activities aimed at planting new trees in the site  (digging holes, moving the earth, planting the small trees).

 

This day was intense as it featured many activities in this main cultural site of Uganda. The Feedback from participants was very positive, and the whole visit was evaluated as very interesting and concrete. Meeting the King’s widow was for many of them a major learning and emotional experience.

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Author: CCIVS

Raising Peace: From Grassroots actions To Global Campaigns Promoting Peace and Human Rights During the last General Assembly in December 2012, CCIVS members decided to closely work together on a campaign to reinforce the recognition and visibility of the contribution of International Voluntary Service to the promotion of a culture of peace and human rights. An analysis of the work carried out on the thematic area of action of Peace & Human Rights so far revealed that several awareness-raising initiatives and training materials on Education for Peace and Human Rights have been developed by CCIVS members, however they haven't been gathered nor made available to all members and other networks. A closer co-operation and a common communication campaign would increase the visibility of IVS organisations and their work on the global level. According to the Plan of Action one specific priority in terms of International Representation and Networking is to increase capacities in the area of advocacy, international representation and to strengthen existing networks. The project, aims to strengthen the role of international voluntary service organisations as key players in the field of Peace and Human Rights Education. Through this project, we will: • Raise awareness on Human Rights and Peace construction all over Europe, promoting peace as the result of the construction of a fair, inclusive, diverse, sustainable and participative society; • Increase the number of trainers with an expertise in Peace and Human Rights Education in our organisations for them to act as multipliers; • Increase the advocacy and international representation skills of the international voluntary service movement in the field of Human Rights.

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