Project profile — Strengthening Women-led Community Reconciliation in the Oromia Region in Ethiopia


Life and Peace Institute
2022-03-10 - 2023-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Ethiopia (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project seeks to enhance social cohesion in the Oromia region in Ethiopia by supporting conflict transformation with conflict-affected communities. The Life and Peace Institute (LPI) uses Participatory action research (PAR) as a guiding methodology in this proposed project. The premise of PAR is to facilitate sustained dialogue, relationship building, collaborative research and community-led inter-group actions. Project activities include: (1) conducting conflict analysis; (2) facilitating intra- and inter-communal dialogue; (3) deciding on collective actions; and (4) promoting policy dialogue. LPI engages in traditional peace-building institutions in the targeted region, such as the Abba Gadaa and Hadha Siinqee. This project is helping support formal community-based organizations, civil society organizations and informal civil society in peacebuilding efforts. LPI will offer support to these stakeholders to strengthen their peacebuilding skills, provide monitoring and evaluation support and support them to undertake targeted research and facilitate inter-community, group and generational dialogues.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced mutual understanding of conflict causes, perspectives and experiences amongst communities, local structures and local leaders; (2) increased capacity of community-based organizations to support gender-sensitive and inclusive PAR processes and peacebuilding activities; (3) increased inclusivity of processes that mitigate violent conflicts in a specific conflict system, particularly for women and young people; (4) strengthened relationships and networks between women in selected communities; and (5) designed and facilitated approaches for intra- and inter- community, intergroup and intergenerational dialogues.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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