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Organization: West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, WANEP The Gambia
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PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the first half of the Decade?

Traing of trainers on Active non Violence and Peace Eduacation for Teachers in Senior Secondary School, as these are the transport agents that can send the message of peace to the young generation who are the future of tomorrow. Wanep is a Civil Society body that builds the capacity of the gambian populace through trainings and sensitization of its members, as it operates as a membership organisation. Recently, we conducted a Capacity Building training Workshop on Conflcit Prevention and Good Governance for the Civil Society Organisations in the Gambia. Also to have a violence free society, WANEP is also working on a Project on Small Arms and Light Weapons. As peace will be be obtain in the precent of Arms in our mist.

OBSTACLES: What are the most important obstacles that have prevented progress?

Breaking the Culture of Silence that is existing in our country, to get people to express themselves in time of crisis.

ACTIONS: What actions have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the first half of the Decade?

Peaceful Candle March on International Day of Peace, Peace Youth Camps

ADVICE: What advice would you like to give to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the second half of the Decade?


PARTNERSHIPS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?


PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the second half of the Decade (2005-2010)?


Postal address of organization

West Africa Network for Peacebuilding
57 Garba Jahumpa Road
Bakau New Town
P.O Box 2252
Serrekunda
The Gambia

E-mail address of organization

wanepgambia@yahoo.co.uk

Website address of organization

www.wanep.org

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