Education and outreach

COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND OUTREACH (CEO)

“Education is the key for youth involvement in peacebuilding”

ADECOP aims at improving the capacity of young people and vulnerable minorities to engage in peacebuilding processes in order to produce a positive impact on their community. We believe that education is the foundation of a productive and massive involvement of youth as peacebuilders, that is why our outreach approach consists of a series of training, exchanges and information sessions using a methodology of non-formal learning.

Our training and information sessions include the following activities:

Training of young peacebuilders

ADECOP’s training aims to equip young Congolese with fundamental knowledge around the concepts of violence, conflict resolution and peace.

The training sessions develop skills which can be transferred to regular life circumstances today and in the future. To this end, the emphasis is to empower participants to serve as “multipliers” so that they can replicate their knowledge and reach out to their peers and other stakeholders in their communities on how to commit for peace and change.

The panel of wise

ADECOP develops an innovative, effective and creative approach to peacebuilding which has a particular focus on “storytelling” as a tool of inspiration and mobilization of youth to the ideals of peace and conflict resolution.

The panel of wise is an interactive process of initiation to peace and good citizenship based on a series of exchanges and informal discussions whose objective is to generate a moral imagination and a desire for action within Congolese youth, drawing inspiration from the efforts and experiences of other young people who, through their work, have made a significant contribution to social change and the consolidation of peace all over the world.

The multicultural exchange site

ADECOP develops an innovative, effective and creative approach to peacebuilding which has a particular focus on “storytelling” as a tool of inspiration and mobilization of youth to the ideals of peace and conflict resolution.

The panel of wise is an interactive process of initiation to peace and good citizenship based on a series of exchanges and informal discussions whose objective is to generate a moral imagination and a desire for action within Congolese youth, drawing inspiration from the efforts and experiences of other young people who, through their work, have made a significant contribution to social change and the consolidation of peace all over the world.

PROJECTS & IMPACT

Make today the peace builders of tomorrow, by associating, sponsoring and financing peace projects with ADECOP!

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LISTEN, UNDERSTAND & ACT COHORT : A CONVERSATION ON HATESPEECH IN DRC

As part of the CHAN program of PeaceTech Lab, this project aims to prevent inter-ethnic violence and build social cohesion by building bridges between young people from ethnically divided communities and promote understanding between diverse identity groups in Congo.

The main objective is to create a safe space for dialogue, networking and sustainable partnerships among young leaders from diverse ethnic and identity groups in DRC. A sustainable national youth-led No Hate Speech Movement to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills and the exchange of best practices (monitoring, research, advocacy, publications, conversations, outreach, etc.) in countering hate speech and peacebuilding in the DRC.

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DRC HATE SPEECH LEXICON

DRC HATE SPEECH LEXICON

A 6 months Research Project funded by PeaceTech Lab and implemented by ADECOP in the first semester of 2017 to creating a lexicon identifying and contextualizing hateful terms and language on social media and online platforms in the DRC

  • Field research in 15 strategic cities
  • Reaches across 4 linguistic regions
  • 343 online and field respondents
  • 15 primary
  • 3 additional terms validated by PeaceTechLab
  • 3 Validation workshops with 60 participants : Kinshasa, Kisangani and Lubumbashi.
  • 4 in-depth interviews with experts

 

The lexicon can be downloaded at the following link: DRC HateSpeech Lexicon PDF

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ADECOP - UPEACE PRACTICE SHARING

ADECOP participated in a knowledge and experience exchange project with 4 students of the Master in Peace Education of the University for Peace (Upeace) in Costa Rica.

The discussion focused on:

  • Project planning and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Analysis of an intercultural problematic in public and political discourses;
  • Political and social action instruments in intercultural projects;
  • Best practices for ADECOP to integrate the intercultural dimension in its Community Outreach and Education program.
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YOUTH FOR PEACE TRAINING PROJECT

The revitalization of ADECOP and its integration into the UNOY network having resulted in the online training project ”youth for peace” which inspired the realization of many other projects of this kind within the UNOY Network around the world and allowed ADECOP to build a very young and dynamic team.

In March 2017, ADECOP organized the restitution in 3 sessions, focusing on: the creation and management of an association, the path of youth involvement in peacebuilding, project management. This restitution aimed at establishing

an assurance of the mastery of these notions by the former members of ADECOP but also to this same end, the training of new members. Thus, ADECOP has set up a system of peer educators and coaching, allowing for a permanent transfer of knowledge among the members of the Association.

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PEACE CARAVAN

On Thursday, October 3rd, the Youth Club for Life – CJV in collaboration with ADECOP and several other structures and local and foreign actors mainly from Rwanda organized a peace caravan in which took part about 100 young activists.

With the theme “our diversity, our opportunity”, the activity had two main parts:

1. Peaceful march for peace: Banner, calico and poster in hand, carrying awareness messages on a route of nearly 6 kilometers. Following the itinerary followed a traffic circle bon voyage (Kihisi) – Majengo road – a witness kilometer to fall at the basketball stadium ISC.

2. Conference debate: The key message of the day was that tolerance and acceptance between peoples and identity groups are the first steps towards a dignified and solid social cohesion.

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AMANI FESTIVAL

ADECOP in collaboration with Youth Care organized a sensitization of three from February 9, 2018 on the sidelines of the Amani Festival (Peace Festival) organized annually in the city of Goma.

The Communication Officer of ADECOP sensitized on the activities of ADECOP and its network UNOY before talking about the Resolution 2250 on youth, peace and security and the Sustainable Development Goals as pillars of Actions of the organization.

The message brought by ADECOP concerning the fight against disinformation of the masses and the sensitization of the freedom of expression of the youth.

Photo de Uncle Peace

PEER EDUCATION

The revitalization of ADECOP and its integration into the UNOY network having resulted in the online training project ”youth for peace” which inspired the realization of many other projects of this type within the UNOY network in the world and allowed ADECOP to build a very young and dynamic team.

Over 2017, ADECOP organized the restitution in 3 sessions, dealing with: the creation and management of an association, the path of youth engagement in peace building, project management. This restitution aimed at establishing an assurance of the mastery of these notions by the former members of ADECOP but also with the same goal, the training of new members.

Thus, ADECOP has set up a system of peer educators and coaching, allowing for a permanent transfer of knowledge between the members of the association.

CAMPAINGS

Let’s make today the peacebuilders of tomorrow, by supporting ADECOP’s peace initiatives!

GIVE PEACE A CHANCE! Equip the ADECOP’s Peace Center

For ADECOP, education is the key for youth involvement in the peacebuilding. We believe that educating young people about their roles key role they can play as peacebuilders and agents of change will inspire and stimulate their commitment to development, peace and democracy-building processes.

Our Peace Center consists of :

  • An access point for community learning on peacebuilding and conflict resolution.
  • A boardroom for weekly workshops and intergenerational discussions.
  • An information and documentation center on youth, peace and security.