Uganda: Observing International Day of Peace
     

In late September, NCSC staff in Uganda contributed to and participated in Peace Day activities in Adjumani, a rural district in Northern Uganda. Adjumani has served as host to refugees displaced by the conflict in South Sudan. Through USAID’s Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace Program (SAFE), NCSC staff attended and took part in national celebrations held throughout the week, with the slogan “The Path to Peace is in Your Hands.” NCSC staff participated in diverse activities in remote Adjumani, including a prison visit, a night vigil, an exhibition, and a peace wave. In partnership with a local community-based organization, Faith Hope, Love (FHL), the SAFE Program sponsored a peace soccer match between teams comprised of members of refugee and host communities. The soccer match was a widely celebrated event that capped off a week of activities.

NCSC is present in Uganda as implementing partner of USAID’s Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace Program (SAFE), working in partnership with Search for Common Ground and other partner organizations. SAFE is a five-year program currently entering its third year, which aims to strengthen access to justice in land-related matters and to address the drivers of conflict that contribute to violence and instability in the country.

For more information about SAFE, please visit www.safeprogram.ug.