How can we make arguments in favour of non-violent conflict management heard? How can people in western and central Africa be made aware of the causes at the heart of the growing number of violent conflicts over mineral resources? EIRENE’s partner organisations in Niger, Mali, Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo have provided different answers to these questions. The oral cultures, the limited access which our target groups have to information and the isolation in which they live, have led EIRENE and our partner organisations to assign the media a significant role in project design. This publication aims to provide some examples of the way in which a variety of media can be used for the non-violent management of regional conflicts.
Experiences From the Field, 2002 – 2008