Strengthening traditional conflict resolution and early warning and rapid response practices through establishment of Peace committees

Authors: IGAD
Date: 2019


Due to recurrent drought in pastoral areas across Ethiopia, resource-induced conflicts are becoming a serious problem. Apart from that, livestock raiding is a common practice among the pastoral communities and has, for a long period, remained the most important challenge to pastoralism-based livelihood development in most pastoralist communities in Moyale and Wachile (Oromia), Moyale and Hudet (Somali) and Mile, Gewane and Amibara (Afar) woredas in Ethiopia. An intervention implemented by the Ministry of Federal and Pastoral Development Affairs (MoFPDA) in these pastoralist dominant woredas of Ethiopia promoted peace building mechanisms. These mechanisms make use of the traditional conflict management practices of the targeted communities.