& Preventing Electoral Violence in Kenya
Global Communities would like to invite you to a breakfast panel discussion.
In 2007-8, Kenya experienced a crisis of post-electoral violence that led to estimates of up to 1,500 dead and as many as 600,000 displaced. The legacy of this violence has been displacement, grievances and a resurgence of inter-ethnic hatred, creating a volatile environment for the forthcoming elections on March 4, 2013. However, since 2008 there have been sustained efforts within Kenya to counter this trend. A new constitution, promulgated in 2010, has been designed to provide a viable platform for peaceful elections and many organizations have been working throughout the country to find effective methods of conflict resolution.
The panel will consist of representatives of organizations working in partnerships across Kenya to reduce electoral violence, each with a different approach and perspective, including community-level conflict mitigation in the slums of Nairobi, development of early warning systems for electoral violence and the prevention of gender-based violence in areas prone to conflict. They will discuss the successes and challenges of these approaches and the situation today in Kenya and be available for questions, as we fast approach the upcoming election.
The panel will be moderated by Tom Hundley, Senior Editor, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Breakfast will be available.
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