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 Mark Tschirgi

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.

The Global Centre for Pluralism explored 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 was 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.


Alice Nderitu

Senior Advisor, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Mark Tschirgi - Moderator

Program Officer, Global Centre for Pluralism


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