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General Purposes

Project for Conflict Resolution and Development

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2016–September 30, 2017
  • 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. Past support enabled the grantee to train and mentor community-based paralegals in advice offices on mediation and dispute resolution and to pilot a program on peace building with two advice offices. Activities over the next two years will include conducting a survey of the types of conflicts community advice offices in all nine provinces deal with and methods they use, designing relevant programs to address gaps, training and mentoring community-based paralegals on topics related to conflict resolution, and working with schools to develop programs for safer schools.