Influencing inclusive growth through peace building and reconciliation

David Takawira

The  impact  of  violence,  torture  and  conflicts  on  communities  striving  to  make  a  living  remains  undocumented  in  many  parts  of  contemporary  Zimbabwe.  This  case  study  seeks  to  share  the  other  half  of  the  story  to  violence,  torture  and  conflicts:  the  story  of  what  it  takes  for  young  people  to  learn  to  live  again,  to  rebuild  destroyed  lives  and  homes,  to  restore  communities,  to  address  the  lingering  wounds  of  post-­â€electoral  violent  experiences,  while  struggling  to  create  new  avenues  for  peace.  Through  the  support  and  initiative  of  the  Collaborative  Development  Foundation  (CODEF),  young  people  and  women  in  Epworth  took  it  upon  themselves  to  re-build  their  community  one  step  at  a  time.

Year of publication: 
Afrik4R Africa for Results Initiative
Themes and sectors: 
Economic development
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Case story length: 
4 pages

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