South Sudan Peacebuilding Manual
This manual seeks to empower ARC programme partner staff so they can better help Peace Committees and clubs think critically about the conflicts that occur in their communities, take actions that change people’s attitudes, behaviour, and their roles in society toward peaceful solutions to conflicts in their communities, and prevent violent conflict from occurring in the future.
This guide aims to help ARC Programme partner staff train Peace Committee and Peace Clubs members to understand their role/responsibility and methods and tools for holding meetings, dialogue, negotiation, mediations, problem solving, and reconciliation efforts at the local level in South Sudan, particularly in Jonglei. It can be used with any group of people, including traditional and religious leaders, women, youth, people with disabilities, any community members, and civil servants.
This manual aims to help facilitators and trainers to encourage Peace Committee and Peace Club members to:
• develop confidence to voice their own opinions • develop trust in their creative power
• develop skills in recognizing the views and experiences of others
• develop skills in critical thinking
• develop skills of cooperation and conflict resolution
• develop skills of democratic participation
• develop skills in constructive coping with stress
• gain experience in taking nonviolent action for change.
The Peace Committees and Peace Clubs Picture Handbook that accompanies this manual allows the facilitators/trainers to physically use the pictures, models and stories during their meetings and trainings to convey conflict resolution and peacebuilding concepts and processes so all members can understand better.
This picture book is meant to be used complementary to CARE’s South Sudan Peacebuilding Manual. The picture book includes general facilitation tips and forms that can be used during trainings and meetings. The rest of the picture book consists of illustrations, visuals and stories and follows the order of the manual that consists of the following 5 chapters: •Understanding Conflict
•Peace Committees and Peace Clubs: Roles and Responsibilities
The pictures and other materials in this picture book can be used as handouts and can be illustrative during certain excercises during a training. The picture book is especially helpful in remote locations where flipcharts and other presentation materials are not available and desirable.