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Conflict Resolution Training for Advice Offices

Project for Conflict Resolution and Development

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $125,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2014–December 31, 2015
  • Location Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The Project for Conflict Resolution and Development works primarily in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and focuses on training community-based organizations to deal effectively with conflict within their communities. It works mainly with poor communities that receive little or no support from other sources, including the state. Past support enabled the grantee to train and mentor community-based paralegals in advice offices on mediation and dispute resolution. It also fostered good working relationships and cooperation among participating advice offices to enable them to share knowledge and experiences. This grant will assist the grantee to train and mentor a new group of community-based paralegals on topics related to conflict resolution. It will also collaborate with experienced paralegals in training and in supporting the new participants, refine training materials on conflict resolution, and pilot a program on peace building with two advice offices. This grant has been made possible by a partnership with Atlantic Philanthropies in support of the community advice office sector.