Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI) is an interfaith peacebuilding and conflict transformation organisation formed in 1997 as a proactive response to the conflict in northern Uganda. ARLPI brings together leaders of six different religious sects/denominations (Anglican, Catholic, Muslim, Orthodox, Pentecostal, & Seventh Day Adventist) and their respective constituencies. ARLPI has a record of inter-community mediation and a strong advocacy voice at the local, national and international levels. Since 2000, Conciliation Resources has collaborated with ARLPI on a number of projects such as: strengthening ARLPI’s organisational capacity and strategic development, international and national advocacy, work with communities to resolve emerging disputes, research and cross-border peacebuilding work.Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI) is an interfaith peacebuilding and conflict transformation organisation formed in 1997 as a proactive response to the conflict in northern Uganda. ARLPI brings together leaders of six different religious sects/denominations (Anglican, Catholic, Muslim, Orthodox, Pentecostal, & Seventh Day Adventist) and their respective constituencies.
See the partners we work with in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and South Sudan.
Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Commission of the Anglican Church (CDJPR) works in in Province Orientale, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since 2012, they have played a key role in setting up local protection and peace committees and building the capacity of committee members to conduct conflict analysis, design early warning strategies, and engage in conflict prevention.
FHAP is a network of women organisations in Central African Republic. They are active in the South East of CAR, working mainly with women returnees from the LRA. Over the last three years, FHAP has been sharing the experiences gained with the support of Conciliation Resources in working on the LRA conflict in CAR - for example on the LRA pathways and movements and reintegration of women and children. FHAPhas been a partner of Conciliation Resources since 2012.
Yambio, South Sudan: ICC is a network of religious leaders in Western Equatorial State. With the support of Conciliation Resources, ICC has been working with returnees from LRA - holding workshops on trauma healing, advocacy at the community, state, national and international level on the issues of IDPs, refugees and returnees from the LRA and the conflict in general. In the last three years, ICC has held extensive consultations and workshops with returnees from the LRA, including basic trauma healing workshops. Fr. Mark Kumbonyaki, the current chair of ICC, is focal person of the Regional Civil Society Task Force in South Sudan, and has long-standing links with our partners in Uganda, DRC and CAR.
Interfaith Platform was established bythree most senior religious leaders in the Central African Republic (CAR) - Archbishop of Bangui Dieudonne Nzapalainga, Imam Kobine Layama and Reverend Nicolas Guerekoyame-Gbangou. Interfaith Platform is contributing to reduction of inter-communal tensions and a lasting peace in the Central African Republic (CAR). Since 2013, Conciliation Resources has worked with Interfaith Platform to establish Interfaith Secretariat that is championing and enhance inter-community dialogue and construction of peace, leading to reduced inter-communal tensions and facilitating the development of durable peace-building at community level in CAR.
JPC Gulu is a Catholic organisation that builds local practices for peace, justice, news dissemination and good cross-border relations. JPC also works on reconciliation - addressing inter-community fear and mistrust that has kept ethnic groups in Uganda divided for decades. As IDPs have started to return to their homes, JPC Gulu has been training paralegals to work in their communities to resolve disputes relating to land conflicts. JPC is also working with youth in monitoring District implementation of Government funded Peace, Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP).
The task force is a network of religious and cultural leaders and representatives from NGOs in the four countries affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army – Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic – who meet to discuss the conflict, common challenges and approaches.
The Network of Women Organisations of the Uélés (Réseau des Organisations de Femmes des Uélés - ROFU)
The Network of Women Organisations of the Uélés (Réseau des Organisations de Femmes des Uélés - ROFU) was established on 20 May 2011, following a workshop run by Conciliation Resources. The network is a platform consisting of seven different women's organisations which was created to involve women in the peace processes and the reconstruction of the basin of the Uélés, in light of UN resolution 1325.
Solidarity and Integral Assistance to Destitute People (Solidarité et Assistance Intégrale aux Personnes Démunies - SAIPED)
SAIPED is an NGO based in Dungu-Uye, Dungu territory, Haut Uélé district, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Its mission is to promote peace and socioeconomic development for rural communities in Democratic Republic of Congo by supporting, educating and training local leaders to make good decision for their communities.
It works with local committees and gives special attention to women and to vulnerable groups such as the elderly, children, displaced people, refugees, orphans, widows and victims of conflict.
SHWDA, is an umbrella association for the six independent women’s organisations in the five counties affected by the LRA, based in Western Equatorial State. Each association now has about 40 members. Their agreed mission is to support women returnees and women affected by the LRA conflict through trauma healing and practical help, such as donations of clothes and funds, to enable them to re-start their lives. Each organisation has some land they use to farm, and the income earned from the products sold is used to fund other activities.
Totto Chan is a child trauma centre in Juba, South Sudan, with a longstanding link to UNICEF. It has assisted in the return of Ugandan former abductees from Sudan to Uganda and promotes the interests of children and youth in this war-torn region. We are working with Totto Chan to push forward partnership work on community peacebuilding in Sudan and with its Ugandan counterparts on cross-border collaboration.