"This is wonderful.We are a laocal organisation and doing alot of Peacebuilding work at the grassroot level but not known to outside organisations,Our efforts were never recognised.Now through the the UN Women will really hope to be…"
"Thanks Amina. I think we in Pakistan have same situation of civil war etc. I want to get shre many things because your country was also like us.
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I am a 45 year old lady from Mandera of Northern Eastern part of kenya.I am a teacher by proffession and has been in the teaching proffession since 1984.At the momen am an Early Childhood Development Trainer.
Mandera where I come from borders Somalia to the East and Ethiopia to the North.In 1998,due to the recurrent inter clan and crossborder conficts ,I realsed the need to start an organisation that involves women in peace building rater than them participating in supporting the conflicts. Therefore Women for Peace & Development(WFPD) was initiated. has a working group member of five women and headed by a coordinator who is me.WFPD,s activities were mainly ,Mobilization of the communities and formation of peace committees ,Conflict Prevention,Mitigation response mechanism trainings,Trauma Healing sessions and trainings,Women empowerment programmes and Social Protection and Rights programmes.
This year WFPD has been registered as an International organization with a different name that covers Both Somalia and Ethiopia.The new name is HAWENKA which in the Somali language means WOMEN but laterally its initials brought that means Horn of Africa Women Empowerment Network-Kenyan Agency.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Kenya-The whole country.
Somali especially Gedo Region that borders Kenya
Ethiopia -Region 4 and 5
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Mandra district of North Easten Province of Kenya.The organisation in the main town headquaters and central point
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Early Childhood Development Trainer,Coordinator WFPD,Director HAWENKA,BA Holder on Development Studies and now enrolling inMasters on Conflict Managemen and Gender
How many years professional experience do you have ?
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