Dialogue for the Future Project
Starting January 2020 to December 2020. This project
offers a framework for senior level politicians, both men and women, to engage with citizens as partners,
nd as force multipliers, to catalyze the transformation of Kisumu & Nandi through enhanced dialogue.
If successful, the Dialogue Platform could serve as a nascent peacebuilding strategy at the national level,
which is currently lacking. The Dialogue Platform will do this by combining top-down with bottom up
approaches to peacebuilding (i.e. by linking high-level politics with low-level civic and inter-cultural
dialogue activities), raising visibility and public awareness, and by ensuring synergy and complementarity
of activities. Finally, the Dialogue Platform and Initiatives would in future be able to strengthen implicit dialogue or
inter-cultural elements of a broader set of initiatives in the arts, cultural heritage and education areas.
The project would be able to strategically coordinate with such initiatives to provide support and build further
dialogue opportunities. In summary, this project is catalytic in that it launches an initiative for longer-term
peace building efforts; and in that it undertakes an innovative and politically sensitive intervention where
other actors are reluctant to intervene explicitly