Broadcasting Peace: A case study on Education for Peace, Participation and skills Development through Radio

In 2012, UNICEF launched the Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Program in 14 countries including Uganda. The program has aimed to contribute to address conflict drivers related to education and contribute to peace and social cohesion.

This case study portrays an intervention carried out in partnership with Straight Talk Foundation to promote awareness about conflict drivers, strengthen peacebuilding competencies and the capacity of youth and communities to mitigate and manage conflicts in and around education. The intervention is informed by a 2014-15 conflict analysis of the education sector and has utilized a Communication for Development approach comprising media-based, school-based and community dialogue activities. The case study presents findings from program monitoring along with evidence from quantitative baseline and end-line surveys and a participatory most significant assessment. Overall it is found that the intervention strategy has been highly relevant and effective. Strong results are identified across parameters such as increased awareness about conflict drivers in education among both youth, parents and community leaders. There is evidence of adoption of new practices among program participants in relation to both conflict management, taking on roles of advocating for conflict sensitivity in education in the community; as well as emerging trends of gender transformative changes in attitudes and practices around child marriages and girl’s access to education.

Resource Info

Resource Type

Report

Published

Published by

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Authored by

Semine Lykke Brorson

Topic(s)

Distance Education
Education for Peacebuilding
Peace Education

Geographic Focus

Uganda