On the 29th of March 2021, The Peace Centre hosted an end of project learning and sharing stakeholder workshop with our partners in line with the end of the project “Promoting women’s effective participation in peace building in Uganda”. The meeting had 50 participants in attendance including National Steering Committee(NSC) District Peace Committees (DPCs) from project districts as well as representatives from the Office of the Prime Minister Karamoja, International Rescue committee, Refugee Law Project, Centre for Conflict Resolution and Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET).
In the past two years, The Peace Centre in support with UN WOMEN has been implementing a project “Promoting women’s effective participation in peace building in Uganda” in Yumbe, Adjumani and Kotido districts. Working with the Conflict Early Warning and Early Response Unit (CEWERU), the District Peace Committees and Women Mediation Networks have responded to key conflict issues in the project districts in 18 months with 305 women mediators trained, 41 peace mediation meetings, 39 awareness sessions, 46 conflicts resolved.
The Peace Centre convened this meeting before closing the project in order not only to illustrate past activities and achievements but also to analyze and assess the project outcome and outputs attained, inviting relevant Institutions and stakeholders at national and district level to take stock of Project’s achievements and lessons learnt.
The meeting took into consideration all the planned project activities that have now been completed since the project’s final stage of the implementation including an end of project evaluation for the project to assess the effectiveness of the project; track changes that have emerged as a result of project implementation and generate new lessons for future.
The workshop reviewed and shared the activities and achievements in promoting women’s participation in peace building programs. It also discussed the progress made by the project and assessed its outcome and outputs based on the project document as well as summarized list of recommendations that emerged during project evaluation. This included the presentation and discussion on the overall project progress, the assessment of the achievements and project outcome and outputs, as well as summarized list of country follow up action plans (based on submitted country reports)