CCMT Annual Report 2013
This annual report celebrates the 10 year anniversary of CCMT. Our work has seen the growth in the organisation's appreciation of conflict and the dynamics that result from conflict. The link between development and conflict has become increasingly clear to us. The deterioration in service delivery in schools and health facilities, for example, results in rising tensions within communities which may ultimately end in violent conflicts between groups or individuals. We have seen how these violent conflicts which may be about the siting of a school or health facility escalate in intensity and frequency when party politics come into play during election times. We have also learnt that conflict transformation work within the Zimbabwean context cannot solely focus on relationship building. It must include the very concrete concerns of service provision, resource administration and allocation and must take into account the state of the structures and institutions set up to oversee these areas. Where there is poor service delivery or no services at all and it is not clear who can get access to which resource, conflict will inevitably arise. Our work therefore, has seen us partnering with local government leaders, community leaders, community members and other civil society organisations to work on these areas through the facilitation of dialogues and conflict transformation training.