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Adapting Tools to Understand Change in Resolving Land Conflict: USAID SAFE’s Lessons Learned in Uganda

Date(s)
02/20/2017
Organization
Mediators Beyond Borders International
Contact Info
Contact Person
Communications & Operations Manager
Mediators Beyond Borders international
Ms. Anna Milovanovic-Fazliu
Description

This webinar will present the key drivers for adapting approaches and tools to monitor and evaluate the outcomes of peacebuilding initiatives in complex conflict settings. Join Ian and Isaac as they share their experience with moving to an outcome-harvesting approach to monitoring and evaluating the impacts of the five-year USAID Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace (SAFE) program (2012-2017). Outcome-harvesting is a participatory tool used to identify changes and the role of the project’s activities in influencing those changes. Admission is $25 (USD), Register Here

The SAFE Program seeks to strengthen peacebuilding and conflict mitigation by improving access to justice in land matters in 20 target districts, and enhancing peace and reconciliation, in conflict-prone regions of Uganda. SAFE has assisted with the establishment of traditional/community-based dispute resolution mechanisms to mitigate conflict while considering the cross-cutting themes of: youth, gender, population, anti-corruption and oil production. SAFE monitors conflict situations across Uganda and has supported a range of peacebuilding and conflict mitigation activities—including: in areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict in northern Uganda, the crises caused by the massive influx of South Sudanese refugees into Uganda, and the complex ethnic and political battles in the Rwenzori region of Uganda bordering Congo.

Your ticket for this webinar will help support the MBBI Uganda Project Team in working with the National Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights in Uganda (NAFODU) and other local partners to support the capacity of communities and civil society organizations in southwestern Uganda to resolve land related conflicts within families and communities. The team is currently in the process of developing funding proposals to conduct a series of workshops that will create support and capacity for the development of community-based conflict resolution and peacebuilding strategies to address land issues.

Speaker Bios:
Ian Morrison is a Canadian lawyer, who has worked in the access to justice field for more than thirty years. In 2003, Ian joined the International Initiatives program of the Canadian Bar Association and has worked since then on development programs with a special focus on access to justice and capacity building for the legal profession. Ian comes to SAFE from the position of Regional Director of a child-focused project, Strengthening Access to Justice for Children and Youth in East Africa project, which worked to improve legal services and access to justice for children in Kenya, Nairobi and Tanzania.

Isaac Galiwango is an experienced Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist who graduated as a teacher in 1999 and completed his Master’s in Ethics and Public Management in 2005. Since then he has been working as M&E specialist with several donor funded and government programs. For the past five years he has been working with complex programing of Democracy, Rights and Governance under USAID SAFE and the Democratic Governance Facility at senior level coordinating grantees to capture and document outcomes of their implementation in complex contexts. Sharing his experience re-orients one’s thinking and approach to M&E from linearity and numbers alone to appreciation of diversity and flexibility.