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The National Cohesion and Integration Commission has partnered with the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) on the PRO PEACE Kenya project, through support and collaboration with other state and non-state actors.

Pro-Peace Kenyais a project for the Promotion of Peace and Cohesion in Kenya by Preventing and Mitigating Electoral Conflicts violence-free elections dubbed “Elections Bila Noma”. The Project is funded by the European Union and implemented via a partnership between the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) and theNational Cohesion and Integration Commission(NCIC). Its activities included concrete ways to strengthen peace and conflict prevention within the framework of NCIC's Roadmap to Peaceful 2022 General Elections, Elections Bila Noma.

The overall objective of the project PRO-PEACE Kenya is to promote peace, cohesion and political dialogue and prevent, mitigate and manage conflicts and election-related violence in Kenya.

The specific objectives are:

  1. To strengthen capacities of peace, cohesion and electoral stakeholders to prevent conflicts and electoral related violence at the local county and national levels.
  2. To Strengthen conflict resolution and peace infrastructures that effectively resolve conflicts and curb electoral related violence.
  3. To increase understanding, tolerance, trust and peaceful co-existence among Kenyans.
  4. To Reduce incidences of electoral violence, hate speech, ethnic contempt in social media and public spaces.

ECES is an independent, non-partisan and not for profit Foundation established in 2010 that has implemented activities in more than 50 countries, mainly, but not only, in Africa and the Middle East, primarily with funding from the EU and EU Member states. ECES and NCIC entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote joint activities for a peaceful electoral environment from 2021 to 2023. The resulting “Pro-Peace Kenya” Project supports the interventions of NCIC and aims at preventing election related conflict and violence in the general and presidential elections of 2022 and beyond.

About Us

Interpeace is an international organization that prevents violence and builds lasting peace. We have 27 years of experience working in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Violent conflict tears apart societies and colors all relationships. Interpeace builds trust as the glue that bring societies back together.

Many solutions to conflict do not last because they are imposed or do not take fully into account the views and needs of those who are most affected. Interpeace works to have solutions designed and led locally from the grassroot communities to the most senior decision-making levels.

In the heat of conflict, it can be difficult for people to see what connects them to others, rather than what drives them apart. Our approach seeks to help different parts of society come together to identify and harness their common strengths for sustainable peace.

Everyone’s contribution to peace matters, especially the International Community together. Interpeace therefore also supports others by offering fresh thinking and expert advice about peacebuilding.

Our mandate

Interpeace’s mandate is:

  1. To strengthen the capacities of societies to manage conflict in non-violent, non-coercive ways by assisting national actors in their efforts to develop social and political cohesion.

  2. To assist the international community (and in particular the United Nations) to play a more effective role in supporting peacebuilding efforts around the world.

 

Our mission

Interpeace is dedicated to building lasting peace by reinforcing the capacities of societies to overcome deep divisions and to address conflict in non-violent ways. We are rooted in local realities, drawing strength from an alliance of national teams with a long-term commitment to building peace in their own societies.  We believe in the wisdom of listening, the power of participation and the strength of informed dialogue to build understanding and trust – the foundations of peacebuilding.

 

Our values

  • Peace is about resolving conflict without violence.

  • Respect for local culture and belief in the power of local capacities, ideas and solutions.

  • Trust between people is a critical foundation for lasting peace.

  • Integrity in ensuring that we are principled, forthright and sincere.

  • Participation is key as active interaction transforms relationships.

 

Our working principles

As we work to support the mission of the organization, we adhere to a number of principles that govern our work. We focus on being:

  • Consultative, inclusive and decisive.

  • Respectful, underlining the belief that the quality of personal interaction is as important as its substance.

  • Disciplined and results orientated.

  • Learning orientated and knowledge based.

  • Balanced in our information sources and approach to gender, culture and age.

  • Transparent, honest and sincere.

  • Objective by creating and protecting a neutral space.

  • Caring and empathetic.

  • Pioneering in seeking new and better ways to be effective.

 

https://www.interpeace.org/

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads aim is to end extreme poverty. DFID helps in tackling the global challenges including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. As a result the Commission has continued to benefit from the DFID program. Some of the key highlights of DFID include supporting media campaigns with an aim of influencing the general public to embrace tolerance in an environment with diverse beliefs that often leads to conflict. A point in case is during the just concluded elections DFID through UNDP supported tier one radio programs that targeted over six communities. As a result the Commission reached over 10 million people with tolerance messages.

 

 

a. UWIANO PLATFORM: The Commission together with the National Steering Committee on Peace building and Conflict Management (NSC), PeaceNet Kenya and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) came together to establish a Platform for Peace dubbed UWIANO. UWIANO is a Swahili word that connotes “cohesion”. However, these four Partners were not only concerned with contributing towards delivery for a Peaceful National Referendum Process, but were keen to see to it that peace building and conflict management initiatives are scaled up towards in the just concluded general elections and beyond. UWIANO therefore, is a conflict preventive strategy that provides space for a wide range of partners, actors and stakeholders to build synergy and leverage their efforts for conflict prevention and peace building in Kenya.

 

b. INTEGRATED PUBLIC COMPLAINTS REFERRAL MECHANISM (IPCRM):  The Commission supported the Integrated Public Complaints and Referral Mechanism (IPCRM) an initiative of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR), National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), National Anti-Corruption Campaign Steering Committee (NACCSC), Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ) and Transparency International (TI). The aim of the initiative is to strengthen partnerships between the state oversight institution in handling, management and disposals of received complaints/reports, as well as feedback to the members of the public lodging complaints. The initiative involves receiving of any complaints by any partner agency and referring it through an online system to the relevant agency for the appropriate actions.

As a result of this partnership, handling, management and disposal of received complaints/reports as well as feedback to the members of he public lodging of public complaints has been strengthened.

 

Through UNDP, the Commission has also benefitted from EU. Hence, EU has supported programs. EU funds are transmitted through UNDP. Some of the programs that include; media campaigns, sensitization, training, reconciliation and mediation forums among other key strategic programs.

 

European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES)
The National Cohesion and Integration Commission has partnered with the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) on the PRO PEACE Kenya project, through support and collaboration with other state and non-state actors. “Pro-Peace Kenya” is a project for the Promotion of Peace and Cohesion in Kenya by Preventing and Mitigating Electoral Conflicts violence-free elections dubbed “Elections Bila Noma”. The Project is funded by the European Union and implemented via a partnership between the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) and theNational Cohesion and Integration Commission(NCIC). Its activities included concrete ways to strengthen peace and conflict prevention within the framework of NCIC's Roadmap to Peaceful 2022 General Elections, Elections Bila Noma. The overall objective of the project PRO-PEACE Kenya is to promote peace, cohesion and political dialogue and prevent, mitigate and manage conflicts and election-related violence in Kenya. The specific objectives are: To...
Interpeace
About Us Interpeace is an international organization that prevents violence and builds lasting peace. We have 27 years of experience working in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Violent conflict tears apart societies and colors all relationships. Interpeace builds trust as the glue that bring societies back together. Many solutions to conflict do not last because they are imposed or do not take fully into account the views and needs of those who are most affected. Interpeace works to have solutions designed and led locally from the grassroot communities to the most senior decision-making levels. In the heat of conflict, it can be difficult for people to see what connects them to others, rather than what drives them apart. Our approach seeks to help different parts of society come together to identify and harness their common strengths for sustainable peace. Everyone’s contribution to peace matters, especially the International Community together. Interpeace...
PEACE ACTORS
  a. UWIANO PLATFORM: The Commission together with the National Steering Committee on Peace building and Conflict Management (NSC), PeaceNet Kenya and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) came together to establish a Platform for Peace dubbed UWIANO. UWIANO is a Swahili word that connotes “cohesion”. However, these four Partners were not only concerned with contributing towards delivery for a Peaceful National Referendum Process, but were keen to see to it that peace building and conflict management initiatives are scaled up towards in the just concluded general elections and beyond. UWIANO therefore, is a conflict preventive strategy that provides space for a wide range of partners, actors and stakeholders to build synergy and leverage their efforts for conflict prevention and peace building in Kenya.   b. INTEGRATED PUBLIC COMPLAINTS REFERRAL MECHANISM (IPCRM):  The Commission supported the Integrated Public Complaints and Referral Mechanism (IPCRM) an initiative of the Ethics...
Development for international Development (DFID)
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads aim is to end extreme poverty. DFID helps in tackling the global challenges including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. As a result the Commission has continued to benefit from the DFID program. Some of the key highlights of DFID include supporting media campaigns with an aim of influencing the general public to embrace tolerance in an environment with diverse beliefs that often leads to conflict. A point in case is during the just concluded elections DFID through UNDP supported tier one radio programs that targeted over six communities. As a result the Commission reached over 10 million people with tolerance messages.  
European Union (EU)
Through UNDP, the Commission has also benefitted from EU. Hence, EU has supported programs. EU funds are transmitted through UNDP. Some of the programs that include; media campaigns, sensitization, training, reconciliation and mediation forums among other key strategic programs.  
Sida Kenya
Through UNDP, the Commission has greatly benefitted from SIDA in a number of ways. Consequently, SIDA has supported programs geared towards CVE capacity building on the need for peaceful coexistence. Other programs that have been supported include strengthening of Amani (peace) clubs that have been rolled out in over 1000 schools in Kenya. As a result national values have been inculcated among school children through peace activities in peace clubs. It is important to note that all the SIDA support is channeled through UNDP.
United Nation (UN) women kenya
The Constitution of Kenya 2010 provides a legal framework for the government to fulfill basic rights, for the marginalize and vulnerable groups. This is in tandem with the Commission mandate hence the UN-Women has in the past supported the Commission programs geared towards Counter Violent Extremism (CVE). Hence the Commission through the support of UNWomen has established a network of women in CVE in five counties namely; Lamu, Mandera, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale. These counties have been hit most by the insurgence of terrorism groups targeting innocent unengaged youth. Through this UNWomen program the Commission has reached out to the most vulnerable youth through empowering women with skills on how to identify and rehabilitate the youth who already are members.  
Unted Nation Development program (UNDP)
The Commission is a key beneficiary of the United Nation Development Programs (UNDP) in Kenya. The program aims to address poverty, inequality and exclusion in an integrated and support communities and government achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth (UNDP Kenya). To this end, the Commissions key advocacy programs have been fully supported and sponsored by this program. As a result a number of women, youth, Community Based Organization among others have been trained and sensitized of the mandate of NCIC as well as their role in ensuring a peaceful integrated society.  

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