On-going Programs


Justice that Heals Learning Community (II)


Justice that Heals Learning Community program is currently on going. It seeks to integrate elements of trauma healing and restorative justice in peacebuilding activities and Kenyan justice system through trainings. The program has being divided into two sessions, Learning Community (I) and (II) and is being implemented in partnership with Mennonite Central committee, Kenya (MCC).


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Women Peacebuilding Leadership Program


The new programme aims at offering scholarships to qualified Kenyan women from conflict affected communities to attend the Women Peacebuilding Leadership Programme at the Eastern Mennonite University.

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Garissa: Trauma Awareness and Resilience


On 2nd of April 2015, Moi University at Garissa - Kenya, was attacked and under siege for 15 hours by a group of gunmen. In the end, 148 students were killed, with at least 79 reported casualties including security forces, victims and 4 gunmen.


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Welcome

Daima Initiatives for Peace and Development - (DiPaD) is a non-profit organization in Kenya that aims at empowering and building the capacity of communities, to be able to pro-actively respond to social change.

Our main areas of action are capacity building, training, women and youth empowerment, on violence and advocacy, and practical research on the role of culture in Peacebuilding.

 

Vision - To create “An Informed and Resilient Society”

Mission - To Empower Communities through Training, Research and Leadership Development using Appreciative Inquiry (A.I) in attainment of Peace and Social Justice.

 

Organisational Motto - Empowering Communities for Social Change. Read more

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Helping unknown heroes

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Police constable Lazarus Kimeu was among a rescue team of plain clothes policemen and civilians who went into the Westgate mall. DiPaD conducted a training for him and dozens of others... 

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Partners

Partners

We have worked with a number of both national and international partners in our programs.

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Work with us

Work with us

DiPaD is interested in attracting talented and motivated people who share our vision and core values.

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CURRENT ACTIVITIES

WOMEN PEACEBUILDING LEADERSHIP TRAININGS

June 2015 - A two short course was done in East Africa. Held at Lukenya Machakos County - Kenya. The Women Peacebuilders are currently doing their projects for submission to Eastern Mennonite University Virginia. December 2015 -The qualified Women Peacebuilders Graduation

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SEPTEMBER 2015

 

RETREATS

Village star - Community dialogue meetings - Tana River County.

 

Restorative Justice Conferences  - Migori County

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OCTOBER 2015

 

TRAININGS

Migori County - Training of TOTs. Court Users Committees (CUCs) - TOTs training 

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NOVEMBER 2015

 

ACTIVITIES

Training of TOTs in Migori County. M/E and Annual Newsletter, NGO Board Returns. 

 

Ongoing circle processes for Moi University Garissa sudents for the Trauma Awareness and Resilience program.

 

Call for applications! Women's Peacebuilding Leadership Program!

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DECEMBER 2015

 

ACTIVITIES

M/E, Annual newsletter and board meeting

 

Graduation preparations (4th December 2015) for the Women cohort Peacebuilders

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Our Commitment statement: Create a community that is self-reliant and committed to social justice.