“How are we promoting peace among armed pastoralists across Uganda-Kenya borders through theatre and sports?”
THE PROBLEM ANALYSIS:
Two mutually reinforcing strategies:
Peace Building through Theater (Music and Drama) and Sports:
By using sports to gather and get people from adversary communities to compete with each other and win prices, expend their energies and demonstrate positive talents; the program sought to move the cross-border youth and cattle-keepers most of whom are many times involved in inter-community cattle raiding from being warriors of destruction to warriors in development.
Through strategic messaging in the music sang, plays acted by different youth and women groups to address and entertain carefully selected senior government, tra-ditional, CSOs, community and local government leaders invited to these peace building events, program’s sum total threshhold was to generate a leadership that is:
Resolving therefore as senior government leaders from Amudat and Moroto (Uganda) and Trans Nzoia, North and West Pokot and Turkana (Kenya) assembled on March 19, 2014 at the Mount Moroto Hotel in Moroto district, Karamoja region thereby resolved;