Peace building through Peace Committees

Authors: IGAD
Date: 2019


Conflict and insecurity have devastating consequences on the livelihoods and vulnerability of pastoral communities. The main sources of insecurity in Karamoja include domestic violence, theft of household and agricultural assets, disputes over land and natural resources, and periodic inter-ethnic livestock raids. Insecurity causes loss of human life and livestock, restricts access to key resources and to livelihood opportunities, and undermines local livelihood strategies. In this practice, peace committees are used to promote a multi-institutional cooperation that has built bridges between conflict management and mitigation actors who previously had little contact.