"Promoting Peace Building in Rapareen, Kirkuk" - Phase II
Project funded by the European Union and UNOPS
Rapareen is a mix populated area of Kirkuk city where conflict is witnessed among the diverse communities and exacerbated because of difficult living conditions and low available services.
Phase I of the project, conducted from September 2008 to April 2009, saw a series of vocational trainings, social activities and capacity building trainings in Rapareen in an aim to relieve immediate sufferings of populations living in Rapareen.
Phase II of the project, to be conducted from April to November 2009, will see additional vocational trainings and art activities including theatre and blogging.
INSAN has established a community centre in the main street of Rapareen which has become a new facility where communities can meet and create new links and relationships.
In parralel, INSAN conducted a Participatory Rapid Appraisal to identify problems and needs of the community and worked with community leaders to design a long term community development plan. Capacity of leaders is being built to take this community plan forward and look for further funding for the development of the area.
"Working in a conflict environment, Capacity Building program for Iraqi NGOs"
Project funded by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace and the United States Institute for Peace
INSAN has worked with 12 Iraqi NGOs working in severe conflict zones accross Iraq to develop their capacities in developing adequate programs which can participate in catalyzing local conflicts.
Participants attended two training workshops conducted by qualified trainers in conflict management and learnt techniques of conflict resolution and skills to design appropriate conflict-sensitive strategies and programs.
Grants were awarded to 6 NGOs to conduct small change projects at their community level to impact an identified and research conflict case.
A network called Salamnet was created as outcome to the training program.
Visit the link for more details: http://salamnet.insaniraq.org