Role of the Diaspora in
Violence-affected situations:
case of CRC in DRC & UK
by Ben Mussanzi wa Mussangu
C.R.C BRADFORD
Biblical case: Nehemiah: ancient
Diaspora member
-He received information from original
land > moved into tears > advocacy...
Learning Outcomes:
-To showcase the role/added values of
Diaspora involvement in Armed
Violence Reduction & Prevention
(AV...
The Diaspora is supposed:
- to know the importance of AVRP from
the experience (being victim of small
arms)
- to build on ...
-In Violence Affected Situations:
1st actors MUST BE people from the
community (civil driven change),
but they need to hav...
4) Gaps:
-ignorance of their role > no ideas
-Some have ideas, but don't know from where
to start > these are to support
-...
The Diaspora needs:
- support emotionally (TH) and financially
-Partnership
C.R.C BRADFORD
Need for action:
Partnership
Conclusion
Diaspora can play a major & positive role, if
they are:
- informed (trained),
-supported
-and work in partnersh...
Recommended reference
International Alert, 2012, “VOICES ACROSS
BORDERS: Policy makers & Diasporas in the
UK working for p...
Q&A + contacts
Many thanks for listening:
Any comments E:
crc_bradford@yahoo.com
www.cr-conflict.org
07500410772
C.R.C BR...
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"The role of diasporas for the reduction and prevention of armed violence"
Regional Review Conference on the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development
Geneva, Switzerland | 8-9 July 2014

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Ben Mussanzi wa Mussangu, Centre Resolution Conflicts (CRC), UK

  1. 1. Role of the Diaspora in Violence-affected situations: case of CRC in DRC & UK by Ben Mussanzi wa Mussangu C.R.C BRADFORD
  2. 2. Biblical case: Nehemiah: ancient Diaspora member -He received information from original land > moved into tears > advocacy with decision maker > Action = rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem C.R.C BRADFORD Introduction
  3. 3. Learning Outcomes: -To showcase the role/added values of Diaspora involvement in Armed Violence Reduction & Prevention (AVRP) using CRC case -To give key dimensions of the role that Diaspora can play -Factors of success/failure for the D to play their role -Key learning, gaps, Needs for action & conclusion C.R.C BRADFORD
  4. 4. The Diaspora is supposed: - to know the importance of AVRP from the experience (being victim of small arms) - to build on their own experience: Ben: nearly killed > opportunity for starting CRC > Reference : Peace Direct's book “Unarmed Heroes” C.R.C BRADFORD Advantage:
  5. 5. -In Violence Affected Situations: 1st actors MUST BE people from the community (civil driven change), but they need to have inspiration/vision (example: US social movement) C.R.C BRADFORD Key learning:
  6. 6. 4) Gaps: -ignorance of their role > no ideas -Some have ideas, but don't know from where to start > these are to support -Others don't care about Land 1 or Land 2 (refugee status is enough) -Others just complain (against the government in L1, or D members who succeed etc) C.R.C BRADFORD 3) Key learnings:
  7. 7. The Diaspora needs: - support emotionally (TH) and financially -Partnership C.R.C BRADFORD Need for action: Partnership
  8. 8. Conclusion Diaspora can play a major & positive role, if they are: - informed (trained), -supported -and work in partnership with others. C.R.C BRADFORD
  9. 9. Recommended reference International Alert, 2012, “VOICES ACROSS BORDERS: Policy makers & Diasporas in the UK working for peace and development”, London: Research report C.R.C BRADFORD
  10. 10. Q&A + contacts Many thanks for listening: Any comments E: crc_bradford@yahoo.com www.cr-conflict.org 07500410772 C.R.C BRADFORD

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