UNESCO partners with Search for Common Ground to strengthen capacities of civil society organizations on digital peace building in Kenya

While digital platforms have provided us with immense opportunities, they have also become instrumental platforms for spreading harmful narratives and disinformation with a significant impact on conflict dynamics and peace.

It is in this regard, that UNESCO partnered with search for Common Ground (SCG) as part of the Social Media 4 Peace project funded by the European Union to strengthen capacities of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) through a virtual workshop on promotion of peace building narratives through digital technologies from 16 to 19 May 2022 in Kenya. This training aimed at equipping representatives of CSOs with requisite competencies and skills on how to leverage technology for peace building, conflict mapping, development and promotion of online peace building narratives for national cohesion and peaceful co-existence in Kenya. The training workshop attracted the participation of 50 participants drawn from across 40 peace building organizations from across 47 counties in Kenya.