Book Launch and Dialogue

February 27, 2018

Ottawa, Canada

The Centre, in partnership with the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University, hosted the launch of Alice’s Nderitu’s book KenyaBridging Ethnic Divides: A Commissioner’s Experience on Cohesion and Integration. The book takes readers 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 co-founded Uwiano Platform for Peace, an innovative conflict prevention tool created after the post-election violence of 2007-2008 and leading up to Kenya’s 2013 general elections.

The event focused on 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.

Watch more about this event here.