Popularizing the New Deal & SDGs and Building Capacity to Prevent Conflict in Guinee-Conakry
From 4 to 5 May 2019, ODDI-GUINEE organized a National Workshop for CSO Capacity Building and Capitalization on New Deal and SDGs Issues in a Fragile Context at Mamou, Republic of Guinea. The project brough together 40 civil society actors who were trained on the the application of the New Deal framework in Guinea, the need to assess fragility and to make the link between the SDGs and the National Development Plan. Eight Back-to-Work plans were developed and validated, allowing the participants to return the themes discussed, popularize the New Deal, further formalize their mode of operation and organize sensitization sessions on conflict prevention. Furthermore, seven regional platforms and one country team have been set up, ensuring a sound basis for civil society activities and a contribution to the CSPPS Country Team’s strengthening. The realization of this workshop made it possible to reinforce the capacities of civil society actors and to capitalize on the achievements of the New Deal and the SDGs in the Republic of Guinea. The participants were widely informed of the achievements and challenges related to the socio-economic development of the country.
Further in 2019, our member ODDI-GUINEE, in follow-up of the above project and due its great success, held a number of activities in the 7 capitals of the administrative regions in order to strengthen civil society capacity in monitoring, conflict prevention and resolution. This large-scale project included eight (8) regional training workshops involving 138 civil society actors and 90 elected representatives of communal executives. These workshops allowed ODDI to raise global awareness among the participants regarding the benefits of conflict prevention, mediation, peaceful coexistence and community development, while strengthening their capacity on the themes of the project : the New Deal framework, 2030 Agenda, peacebuilding and resolutions 1325 and 2250, mediation and management of community development micro-projects and inter-communality. 200 mediation reports are now expected from the participants who must now implement lessons learned in their own regions.