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Published Date: Mar 6, 2013

Speakers vow to control violence in their communities

5: Local leaders hailing from various districts from Azad Kashmir, Khyber
Pakhtunkhawa and Punjab vowed to control violence and promote peace in their
communities through collaborative and result-oriented approaches.

five-day training workshop on peace building, which started on February 1 and
concluded here on Tuesday, was jointly organised by Sustainable Development
Policy Institute (SDPI) and Search for Common Ground (SFCG).

training was aimed at enhancing the capacity of Pakistan’s local leaders to
explore issues affecting them through a constructive approach towards
reconciliation and peace building.The workshop was attended by 16 participants
comprising local political leaders, tribal elders, religious scholars, Jirga
members, district government officials, representatives from civil society
organisations and the private sector.

trained leaders for peace would also participate in forthcoming district-level
dialogue forums where they will engage in constructive discussions on peace
building and democratisation processes.

Director SDPI, Dr Abid Suleri stated that conflict transformation implies
finding a common ground between conflicting parties, which essentially creates
a win-win situation for all.

learned successful negotiation skills including establishing common goals,
focusing on interests not positions, separation of people from the problem,
inventing options for mutual gain, and openness to third-party assistance
through the workshop.

are standing at a point in Pakistan’s history when there is an urgent need to
localise the concepts of peace and security,” said SFCG Country Director,
Ammara Durrani while addressing the workshop’s concluding session.

local communities have indigenous solutions and a genuine social will to
resolve conflicts through creative collaborations. We need to explore and
harness this tremendous social capital”, she added.

SFCG country director and SDPI executive director distributed certificates
amongst the participants at the end of the workshop. —APP