In the first phase of the project, 26 young people from all seven regions of Kyrgyzstan will be trained as Peace and Conflict Consultants (PCCs). Those will be active youth, willing to enhance their qualification in the field of peace and conflict work. After conducting a conflict analysis, peace initiatives will be developed and implemented by the trained PCCs, targeting relevant stakeholders of the respective conflict setting. Additionally, a parallel project component will involve state officials on national and local level, bringing them together with the trained youth in round table formats.
The overall aim of the proposed project is to contribute to a more cohesive Kyrgyz society through increasing the quality and acceptance of non-violent conflict-transformation activities in all seven regions of Kyrgyzstan. Quality is understood in terms of the competence of civil society actors to use methods of conflict management and transformation in various conflict situations and to be able to identify societal and political factors that enable the manifestation and escalation of conflicts.
The specific objectives of the project are: To raise the competences of young people to use methods of conflict analysis and transformation on a wide range of social issues To increase the societal acceptance of non-violent conflict resolution To empower young people to create a positive change in their communities and society To create a space for encounter and cooperation between civil society and public bodies.