Initiatives on peace building implemented in the south of Kyrgyzstan
Source of Data:
A 3W (Who/What/Where) matrix created by the Protection Cluster in the south was used as an initial source of data. The matrix is regularly updated by cluster members comprising basic information on various organizations and their activities related to peacebuildingin the south. ACTED then visited each actor in peace building to collect first-hand information on their initiatives, which involved field visits to target areas in Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken Oblasts. The data collected were entered into a separate profile for each organization, which were sent back to surveyed organizations to confirm the accuracy and content of data. Upon receipt of final confirmations, the profiles were consolidated into a report on peace building initiatives in the south.
The given research on peace building initiatives in the south was conducted within the framework of “Women Building Peace” project funded by the European Union. The objective of the assessment is to inform key stakeholders on initiatives implemented in the south to promote peace and interethnic tolerance. It also aimed to help actors to avoid potential duplications among them, to generate collaborative projects and to find synergies among the initiatives. To achieve this, a total of 46 organizations were surveyed leading to the production of a comprehensive report and online interactive map on peace building initiatives in the south of Kyrgyzstan. The findings for each organization were consolidated into separate profiles in the report.
The profile for each organization contains the following data:
• The basic information on PB initiative implementer (the name of organization, the name of initiative, whose funding, the period of implementation)
• The main objective of peace building and/or conflict resolution initiative
• Geographical coverage and beneficiaries in the frame of PB initiative
• What were the main problems before implementing initiative?
• What conflicts/issues were addressed during/after implementation of the PB project?
• What were the obstacles/challenges during implementing initiative?
• What should be undertaken in the future for enforcing/improving initiatives on peace building?
• What should be done for better collaboration of projects’ implementers for coordination of joint efforts in peace building?
• Contact information of the organization
As such, the findings of the assessment can be accessed in hard copies from ACTED Kyrgyzstan offices or by visiting REACH (www.reach-initiative.kg)
where peace building initiatives are mapped/categorized at village, city and municipality levels. Also, this report with relevant maps is available in project’s web-site: www.wbp.kg
August 2014 – March 2015