Conflict prevention and management a priority

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BY GEORGINA KEKEA

THE Solomon Islands Government (SIG) is prioritizing conflict prevention and management. The SIG is doing this by strengthening community and traditional structures of government, building unity and addressing the physical, relational and psychosocial rehabilitation of people affected by the ethnic tension in the country.

To empower Honiara city and provincial community leaders in the areas of peacebuilding, understanding conflict, trauma and healing, counseling and mediation, the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) project, jointly implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women, is supporting the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace in convening a peacebuilding, trauma healing and mediation workshop.

The workshop will bring together Community leaders from Guadalcanal, Malaita, Western and Choiseul provinces; NGOs; church leaders; Honiara city urban leaders; youth and women leaders; representatives of the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs and the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace.

The workshop commences today and ends on Thursday.

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