African Union Adopts
3-year DDR Capacity Program
in Addis Ababa
The AU Peace and Security Department (PSD), with representatives of member states, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Regional Mechanisms for conflict prevention, management and resolution (RMs), endorsed a new 3-year program to strengthen the AU capacity for planning and implementing DDR programs on the African continent.
The Great Lakes Peace Cup: Uniting Communities around Football
On September 21 and 22, 2012, 60 young men from Uvira (Democratic Republic of Congo), Bubanza (Burundi), Kigali (Rwanda) and Gulu (Uganda), will gather at Makerere University Stadium in Kampala for the Great Lakes Peace Cup Final.
Use of New Information and Communication Technology to Consolidate Peace-building in Africa. Durban (South Africa)
5-6 June : Annual conference on DDR in Tunis, Tunisia
TDRP was honored to premiere the documentary film "Scoring for Peace"
On May 1st, the TDRP was honored to premiere the documentary film "Scoring for Peace" to close the first day of the World Bank Fragility Forum 2013, "Stop Conflict, Reduce Fragility, End Poverty".
This event, which attracted more than 100 persons from various organizations, was extremely well received.
The documentary features the soccer tournaments organized in 2012 in the Great Lakes countries in order to give a human face to the process of reintegration of the ex-combatants. It presents the life stories and struggles of several ex-combatants and non combatants to explain the reintegration process, the challenges faced not only by the ex-combatants who try to find a place back in the society but also of the non combatant who must accept them back.
It tells the stories of these struggles and the successes achieved so far. "Scoring for Peace" shows that those affected by conflicts, on both sides, have gone through difficult experiences and share common aspirations for a peaceful and productive life.
The documentary should be previewed, with French subtitles, during the Conference on DDR, which will be organized jointly by the TDRP and the African Development Bank in Tunis in early June.
Colin Bruce (Director, Strategy and Operation, Responsible for the Great Lakes Regional coordination Strategy) officially opened the documentary in a speech were he described the use of sport as a developmental tool. (photo 7902)