Centre for Peace & Justice, embarks on a vigorous consultative process to develop her Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan is a tool that guides Centre for Peace and Justice operation for a specific period mostly three years. Centre for Peace and Justice’s international and local partners, staff, and communities who are the primary stakeholders usually inform about the program direction for Centre for Peace and Justice. Through the stakeholders, Centre for Peace and Justice scans the environment they are working in and the relevance to the current context in the country, current situation and Centre for Peace and Justice capacity to meet the needs of both refugee and host communities they work with. This process help Centre for Peace and Justice stays relevant to the need of refugee and host communities in Kampala, Kiryandongo and West Nile region, focuses on creating value for money to her donors, assess her internal capacity and needs, direct her focus on specific areas and target the right donors for her project. Our Current Strategic Plan focuses on the year 2018 to 2020. It focuses on two strategic directions, which are Peace & Conflict Management and Human Rights, Research & Advocacy.
1. Peace & Conflict Mitigation:
The main program direction is works towards sustainable peace and peaceful co-existence between refugees and host community in Kampala, Kiryandongo and Rhino camp and its neighborhoods including efforts to border peace building with neighboring district.
The specific goal for the program direction is to work with refugee and host communities and other actors to realize peace among and between refugee and host communities Uganda. Activities to achieve the program direction:
- Initiate program of peace, reconciliation and mediation refugees among and between refugees and host community in Kampala, Kiryandongo and Rhino camp under theme of “Peace is a Local Initiative”.
- To build local community and refugees capacity for peaceful mean of solving their issues within and across their community for harmonization of intra and inter communal peace and dialogue.
- Collect information that can be used for memorialization purposes in the nearer future as the country settle.
- Psychosocial support and trauma healing sessions / workshops for the community leaders and survivors of human rights violations or conflict.
2. Human Rights, Research and Advocacy:
The main program direction works towards securing freely, equally and effective community participation, in decision-making processes and consultations to enhance human rights, democratic governance and to ensure the outcome of those processes reflect the wills the entire community as always preserve their rights, through advocacy, equal and active of youth and women participation of all forums countrywide.
The specific goal for the program direction is to work with community to realize their rights.
Activities to achieve the program direction:
- Monitoring, documentation and reporting of human rights violations and abuses by both state and non-state actors, and advocate for improvement of human rights situation countrywide.
- Empower Youth and women with leadership skill to enhance their participation in decision-making process and hold institution accountable.
- Enhance women and girls capacity to response and report all form of violence against them such as domestic and sex and gender based violence.
- Stand for with victim human rights violations as representative in court of law in term of petitioning the court on their behalf.
- Documenting and collecting information for memorialization and peace education purposes.
- Disseminate laws, Acts and policies to inform the local community and refugees about their rights and obligations towards their government.
- Carryout research to inform and influence decision-making processes in all level of government.
- Raise awareness in the community about political, social, cultural and economic rights through outreach and human rights education.