Gedeo and West Guji | Project impact
Collaborative Action for Peace in Gedeo and West Guji is a two-year project carried out in Ethiopia by World Vision, Catholic Relief Services and CARE.
Funded by the European Union’s Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP), it aimed to promote reconciliation between Guji and Gedeo communities who have long experienced conflict over land, resources and governance.
The project successfully increased opportunities for young people to lead peacebuilding; empowered community and faith leaders to promote social cohesion; and strengthened the capacity of service providers to respond to potential conflict.
The project supported Gedeo and West Guji communities to identify and work together on mutually beneficial “connector” projects.
Explore the map to discover connector projects along the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region and Oromia border – from water points and a reconstructed bridge, to refurbished schools and health centres.
As part of their peacebuilding action plans, Gedeo youth helped West Guji families harvest their coffee.
270 youth in conflict-affected areas were supported to start income generating activities.
Peacebuilding training helped reconcile displaced families who returned home to their village.
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