Bridging Ethnic Divides and Building Peace


Bridging Ethnic Divides and Building Peace: Lessons from Kenya’s Experience

Book Launch and Dialogue with Alice Nderitu

Moderated by Beth Woroniuk of the Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada

In her book, Kenya, Bridging Ethnic Divides: A Commissioner’s Experience on Cohesion and Integration Alice Nderitu takes us behind the scenes of efforts to build peace and cohesion between different ethnic and racial communities in Kenya, as she worked with elders, mediated between political leaders at the highest level and founded Uwiano Platform for Peace, an innovative conflict prevention tool after the violent crisis of 2007-2008 and leading up to Kenya’s 2013 general elections.

Join us at the Global Centre for Pluralism to explore the lessons that can be learned from Kenya’s experience to inform other conflict-afflicted countries grappling with the challenges of conflict mediation, reconciliation and post-conflict institutional reform.

This event is organized by the Global Centre for Pluralism and the Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, as part of the proceedings for the Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue, recently awarded to Nderitu.





Light lunch to be served at 11:30 a.m.

Event to begin at 12:00 p.m.

Followed by a book signing with Alice Nderitu (Cash only sales)

Please RSVP by Feb. 22nd, 2018 to [email protected]ca



Alice Nderitu

Senior Advisor, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Beth Woroniuk - Moderator

Coordinator of the Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada