In the framework of the project “Area Based Recovery Approach Project in Misureek”, implemented in cooperation with Goal Global and supported by UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) with funding from the Government of Japan, CPCRS organized and conducted a 4-day workshop on Community Initiative Planning. . Of twenty youth (13 males, 7 females) participated in the workshop, 15 participants were from the host community of Misureek, four were from IDPs living therein, and one from the refugees.
The main objective of the workshop is to train the participated volunteers on how to design and implement community initiatives that enhance social cohesion in the area of Misureek, as they are going to design eight small grants provided by the project which will be done in the area after the end of the training. To achieve this objective, participants learned and practiced the concept of community initiatives, the importance of the context and the tree of conflict in the process of designing and implementation the initiatives, post conflict initiatives and to think of connectors and dividers. In addition, the steps of designing and implementing community initiatives in post conflict societies using peace tree as point of departure for exploring and discussing ideas on their future initiatives that they are planning to implement in Misureek were among the topics discussed during this workshop.
The workshop have conducted at Summel Youth Center on 8, 9, 10, and 13 January 2019. Mr. Khidher Kalo Ali and Mr. Vaheel Jabbar Chalabi, both are instructors at the UoD Department of Peace and Human Rights Studies have facilitated the workshop.