Strengthening Youth Resilience to Violence Through Sustained Dialogue: A Case Study: "Tubonge Mtaani" in Kamukunje and Mathare Sub-Counties

28 Apr 2017

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The Life & Peace Institute (LPI) implemented a Sustained Dialogue (SD) project in 2016 in Kamukunji and Mathare sub-counties of Nairobi. 170 youth were brought together in dialogue groups across identity lines over a period of seven months, with the aim to strengthen their resilience to violence by improving their relationships, and strengthening their abilities to voice their grievances nonviolently. Based on a case study methodology, and building on learnings from the field work with communities, this paper will explore the relevance, effectiveness and main challenges of the SD project in contributing to sustainable peace in Kenya.