Foundation trains community advocates on transitional justice in Borno

 

By SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri –

 

A community based and development foundation, Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development on Tuesday in Maiduguri organized a one day intensive training workshop for community advocates on Transitional Justice in Borno State.

 

The community stakeholders were drawn from Jere, Konduga, Mafa, and Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) LGAs of the state were drilled intensively on how to carry out advocacy campaigns in their various communities and exposed to what is advocacy and its concepts as well as what is transitional justice and its concepts.

Other training include explanations on skills and strategies on how to carry out advocacy at the community level as well as steps and structures of campaign strategies and mobilization aspect of the advocacy including formalities and approaches of advocacy among others.

The stakeholders were also sensitized on the definition and importance of advocacy in the society and the skills needed for community level advocacy as well as an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the community advocates including significance of local advocacy.

The participants were also trained on the types of incidents to report through having knowledge on importance of incidence reporting, reporting mechanisms, and reporting tools as well as types of incidents to report among others.

They were further exposed to goup. Nock action plans for community advocacy and incidents reporting and presentation of the group work by each group.

The training resource persons include Dr. Lawan Balami, Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant of Allamin Foundation and Comrade Zanna Shettima, the former State Chairman of NLC and NANHWUN, Borno state who coordinated and anchored the training workshop.

They said the impact and importance of transitional justice, reconciliation and reintegration in conflict environment can never be over emphasized due to their roles and effects on the citizenry and society at large.

They further stressed the need for advocacy on transitional justice acceptability and its implementation by members of the community.

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