AU-SAFGRAD has concluded a three-day meeting at Golden Tulip Hotel. The meeting gathered the pastoralist and farmers organizations, experts from Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), specialized institutions and independent experts. It also benefited from the ideas and experience of representatives of the African Union Commission (AUC) mainly the Department of Political affairs, Peace and Security, the Department of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, The women, Gender and Youth department as well as representatives of academic and research institutions.
The inception workshop examined the role of traditional conflict resolution mechanism in handling conflict to maintain peace and stability. The workshop intended to utilize case policy national and regional analysis – approach, expert view’s and field experiences from different locations to build the foundation of the framework.
At the end of the workshop the in-depth analysis of the farmer-pastoralist related conflicts including their typology, some of the common root cause as well as some well proven indigenous prevention and management tools were shared among the participants.