Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding in Southern Africa: Civil Society, Governments, and Traditional Leaders

The meeting documented in this report provided a platform for participants from Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe to share experiences and insights on sustained intervention initiatives implemented by the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, in the three countries since 2002. These interventions were partly informed by CCR’s work in the Western Cape, with a central focus on building the conflict transformation skills of key local actors and mediating societal and political conflicts. The experiences and lessons at the local level in South Africa became a vital building block in expanding CCR interventions to the rest of southern Africa.