Pastoralist Conflict

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Children’s voices have an important role to play in informing policies and programmes intended to prevent violence and mitigate its consequences. In view of the findings there is a great need for various stakeholders to urgently intervene and avert the effects of pastoralist conflicts on the social well-being of children and avert factors promoting hostile intercommunal interactions among pastoralists. • First as immediate caregivers of children, parents should provide basic needs, love and show affection and support their children’s education always, listen to children, and serve as role models to their children. • Secondly, the local administration and community council of elders should through advocacy and campaigns educate the people on…show more content…
To be effective, a conflict resolution framework must specifically emphasize the needs and identities of the pastoralists and in particular the social wellbeing concerns of children. Efforts undertaken should enhance conflict resolution meetings peace initiatives among neighbouring communities, deployment of more security personnel, (KPR) and increase security in affected areas (the interior) and promote the social well-being of the society. The perpetrators/culprits should be arrested and…show more content…
Key infrastructure for basic services and education to include more boarding schools with school feeding programmes, health facilities and sanitation. Attention should be paid to improve transport and communication, roads network and in the interior for accessibility. More development effort should be focused in enhancing accessibility to the basic services and facilities in the area. Develop health facilities and increase personnel as well as introduce free medical services. • The need for education for all children boys and girls cannot be overemphasized. The county and national governments should sensitize pastoralist communities on the importance of education. Working together with Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) the government should sponsor schooling for girls and boys affected through bursary assistance and scholarship to help children progress through education. Similarly the government should send experts as counselors to offer community based education for attitude change from radical cultural practices and education to eradicate illiteracy and
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