Name of organization:
Forum for Community Change and Development (FOFCOD)
Description of organization:
FOFCOD was established in 2009 to address the needs of young women and girls in South Sudan. The organization is managed and run by women. Their programmes focus on human rights, democracy, conflict resolution, peace and justice, health, education, entrepreneurship, livelihoods and food security. The organization also aims to address the high levels of unemployment among women in South Sudan by identifying existing opportunities in communities through skills training, appropriate technologies and creation of income generating activities.
Due to the long history of conflict in South Sudan, violence has become commonplace in the lives of the national population. Along with border instability and disputes with neighbouring countries, tensions also exist within South Sudanese society. Youth in South Sudan are particularly vulnerable as they currently make up 30% of the population and face limited prospects of employment. FOFCOD seeks to address this issue by harnessing the growing potential of South Sudanese’s radio and media networks and the impact they have on youth, to promote tolerance, dialogue, and constructive solutions-oriented approaches to local conflicts.
Proposed project and expected results:
“Culture of Dialogue Versus The Language Of Hatred” seeks to enhance the capacity and sustainability of different actors in South Sudan to play a more active role in the promotion of peace and tolerance, co-existence and non-violent / non-extremist approaches, namely: the media, young women and local leaders. The project also seeks to establish platforms and mechanisms for young women, civil society and local government officials in South Sudan to foster greater collaboration towards constructive dialogue, increased understanding of local conflict dynamics and issues of key importance to youth, thereby fostering increased moderation and tolerance across society. By the end of the project, FOFCOD expects to:
- Organize 7 capacity building workshops / trainings for media professionals, local leaders and youth.
- Develop a Radio for Peacebuilding Guidebook.
- Develop a Youth and Peacebuilding Guidebook.
- Convene a national peacebuilding summit for 50 participants.
- Produce quarterly episodes of radio talk shows produced by trained beneficiaries.
- Produce 50 write-ups by trained print journalists on community issues.
Project coordinator: Anne Kyomugisha
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