Fiona Ngarachu
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"thank you all for the very insightful comments...they have been quite helpful in my thinking. I have always thought that there is quite a heavy focus on post conflict work, but maybe not enough on conflict prevention. Looking at the longer term the…"
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Sierra James commented on Fiona Ngarachu's blog post Peace education. Transforming situations or transforming societies?
"Hi Fiona, I've been working in Timor-Leste for the last nine years focusing on building peace in a post-conflict setting. I helped set up a non profit organization here in 2004 after I did my masters at SIPA at Columbia University and came to…"
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William TARPAI commented on Fiona Ngarachu's blog post Peace education. Transforming situations or transforming societies?
"Fiona,  Thanks for starting this discussion.   Lots of good responses already.  What came first the chicken or the egg?  Having been active in a number of post-conflicts areas over the years I was a professional UN officer, it…"
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jean martinolich commented on Fiona Ngarachu's blog post Peace education. Transforming situations or transforming societies?
"I think that communication, not peace, must be taught. Peace is learned when opportunities are given to put peace into practice. Writing and speech classes present academic but also very real opportunities for practice in persuasing others in…"
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Atwan Nayef Atwan Alsyoof commented on Fiona Ngarachu's blog post Peace education. Transforming situations or transforming societies?
"DEAR  focus on ethics first then study the root of conflict then grant more effort for justice and equality between all nations fight double standard measures and promote democracy and freedom   "
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Charles David Tauber commented on Fiona Ngarachu's blog post Peace education. Transforming situations or transforming societies?
"Dear Fiona, What you ask is complicated.  Please contact me directly on Skype (cwwppvuk) and we can speak about this.  Furthermore, we have put a good deal of this in our Lessons Learned, published in 2010, available in the About Us…"
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"the best way is to instill these ideals when children are young and within the curriculums. with practical focus areas.  "
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Peace education. Transforming situations or transforming societies?

Just some random thoughts. I am interested in those who look at transformational peace processes. My research work is not directly linked to peace studies, but as i study political attitudes among adolescents, it has the potential to be linked to peace in terms of understanding how negative politics (which leads to conflict) is reproduced, normalised or contested. So, my question really is, should we focus solely on peace education, when focusing on young people in conflict or potential…See More
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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I firmly believe that "The world is but one country and mankind its citizens" (Baha'ullah). Only when humanity realizes this can we truly achieve local, regional and international peace. I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Southampton and my research focuses on young people's perceptions towards ethnicity and politics in Kenya

I am a graduate of International Relations and Journalism from the United States International University - Kenya and have acquired a master’s degree in Political Research from Strathclyde University in Scotland. I have four years of experience in research, program management, public relations and development and was recently involved as a lead researcher in a market assessment study for a HIV prevention technology that is in development - Microbicides. In addition I have worked as a consultant in refugee resettlement and as a UNV program officer working with the Kenya Ministry of information on a communication for development project.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (student)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, United Kingdom
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
UK
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
PhD candidate, Southampton University
How many years professional experience do you have ?
3-5
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://gsf.soton.ac.uk/
What is one of your favorite websites in the field?
http://www.accord.org.za/
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Swahili
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Democratization, Development, Media, Psychosocial, Refugees, Youth
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Monitoring, Program Administration, Research, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills, Training
Please select the donors (bi-lateral, international or foundations) in which you have direct and signifcant experience (either work for the donor or on projects funded by them)
United Nations
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
There is a varied literature on the relationship between ethnicity and politics in Africa. Indeed some have stated that ethnicity is to African states as nationalism was to European. It is (or should be) the foundation of the modern African nation state. The focus of the literature has been varied from democratic transition, citizenship and group rights, transitions to free market economies, globalization and social and political conflict. Despite this large body of work, not a large amount has been focused on the attitudes and opinions of young people under the age of 18. The research project proposes that it is essential to consider the formation of ethnic identity in children and their views on its relationship to politics in Kenya. With this addition of youth as an analytical category in the study of politics in Africa, we can take the first step in the reconfiguration of ethnicity as a manipulative political force back to its moral cultural roots. The research uses a peer led model where young people will be trained and engaged as co-researchers who will inform the research design and data collection.

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Peace education. Transforming situations or transforming societies?

Posted on June 22, 2013 at 2:38am 8 Comments

Just some random thoughts. I am interested in those who look at transformational peace processes. My research work is not directly linked to peace studies, but as i study political attitudes among adolescents, it has the potential to be linked to peace in terms of understanding how negative politics (which leads to conflict) is reproduced, normalised or contested. So, my question really is, should we focus solely on peace education, when focusing on young people in conflict or potential…

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Children as co-researchers

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 10:26am 6 Comments

I am currently trying to scope out my methodology chapter. There has been a lot that has been said about empowering children and youth and investing in them. But, do we invest in them methodologically?From the outset, most research processes begin and end with the researcher. With a growing trend towards action and participatory research, there is greater inclusion of the researched within the process. But, with a large amount of research being conducted with those under the age of 18 years,…

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At 7:38am on May 3, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Fiona,

Very happy to visit your profile in Peace Network today. Keep it up. we can be good friend and partners in common issues in near future.

Peace.
 
 
 

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