In 2017, The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) supported ICODI to implement a project titled “Youth Centered Approach to Build Mutual Respect among Peoples of Different Cultural and Religious Identities”. The project aims at training and equipping over 512 youth from Nakivale Refugee Settlement and surrounding communities including secondary schools in Isingiro District-South Western Uganda with knowledge and skills in peace building, rejecting extremism and embracing diversity.
The project is to help reducing on the violence/fights, hatred, discrimination among the refugees and the local populations in Isingiro District. The project is working with individual youth and youth groups in Nakivale Refugee Settlement and surrounding communities to help enhance the ability of young people and their organizations/groups to foster mutual respect, understanding and long-term positive relationships between peoples of different nationalities, cultural, religious identities and political ideologies.
This programming will help to facilitate networking and exchange among youth-led organizations/groups; provide them with the opportunities to increase their competencies and to implement activities to advance intercultural and inter-religious understanding.