GLPI is compiling learning resources that are relevant to the peace and development themes in the African communities. This is also aimed at encouraging the work of African scholars and practitioners. GLPI hopes to use these resources in our trainings to help guide analyses and discussions. When this collection grows, GLPI hopes to establish a learning resource center accessible to peace and development practitioners in Africa.
INFRASTRUCTURES FOR PEACE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
The editors of this book are Mediel Hove from University of Zimbabwe and Geoff Harris from International Center of Nonviolence (ICON). This book was published with the help of Springer, ICON, and Durban University of Technology. This book documents the experience and potential of nonviolence in post-independence sub-Saharan Africa and the persuasive case for development of various peace infrastructures in order to make peace sustainable. Chapters 8 and 10 of this book are contributed by Dr. Mulanda Jimmy Juma, who is one of GLPI's faculty members. He wrote about the local peace committees (LPCs) and election violence in Burundi and about the African experience of implementing peace clubs in schools. Available only in English.
PEACE CONNECTOR PROJECTS: BISHOP KORIR'S STRATEGY FOR PEACEBUILDING
This essay is authored by William Kiptoo, a GLPI faculty member, and is published in the Journal of Social Encounters. This is a narration of his personal experiences in peacebuilding in the North Rift region of Kenya as a resident of the region, and peace worker from 1995 to date. He draws from his work experiences with the National Council of Churches of Kenya (1995-2005), Catholic Relief Services and the Mennonite Central Committee (2007-2019). Specifically, how connector projects were used as a strategy for grassroots peacebuilding for the conflict-affected communities in the North Rift Valley region. The processes of mobilizing the communities, challenges, and outcomes of reconciliation efforts are discussed. The four connector projects discussed show the rewards attained from embracing collaboration as a key prerequisite for peace and reconciliation among communities in conflict. Available only in English.
WHEN YOU ARE THE PEACEBUILDER: STORIES AND REFLECTIONS ON PEACEBUILDING FROM AFRICA
This book was written by Babu Ayindo, Sam Gbaydee Doe, and Janice Jenner and published with the help of the United States Institute of Peace. This text uses stories, fables, proverbs and parables to address topics such as identity, power, justice, nonviolence, transformation and reconciliation. This is a great resource because it is written by Africans and communicates essential values and concepts of peacebuilding. This book is available both in English and French. French translation was done with the help of Mennonite Central Committee. Click here for the French version.
REFLECTIVE PEACEBUILDING: A PLANNING, MONITORING,
AND LEARNING TOOLKIT
This toolkit was written by John Paul Lederach, Reina Neufeldt, and Hal Culbertson, and published by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Catholic Relief Services. This toolkit focuses on the importance of reflection and learning before, during, and after the implementation of peacebuilding programs. This toolkit is available both in English and French. French translation was done with the help of Mennonite Central Committee. Click here for the French version.