UNDP and the Royal Norwegian Government have signed a two-year project ‘Strengthened Infrastructure for Peace’ focused on building capacities of the National Peace Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) to conduct dialogues for conflict prevention, management and transformation.
The two year project will strengthen national platforms for dialogue which will help inform diverse stakeholder groups about peace building and reconciliation processes, promoting transparency and preventing potential misinformation. Open dialogues are a core mechanism in preventing conflicts and an invaluable tool in the re-building of trust and mending of relationships.
The 'Strengthened Infrastructure for Peace' project, through the NPRC, will therefore focus on two key areas:
- Preventive dialogue sessions at national and sub-regional level focussing on the impact of COVID 19 response on social cohesion and electoral related conflicts
- Development of the public hearings on healing and reconciliation initiatives as per the NPRC's Operational Plan
Overall the dialogue sessions led by the NPRC will focus on topical issues pertinent to its peace and reconciliation mandate.
This project forms part of ongoing work being done by UNDP Zimbabwe through the NPRC to strengthen capacities for peace building and social cohesion in the country.