Harnessing Opportunity for Peace Engagement (HOPE)

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Narrative description of Project: Harnessing Opportunity for Peace Engagement (HOPE) Project was a two-year project (2016-2018) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by IRC. Initially, the project was to be implemented in Afgoye, but due to challenges particularly posed by inter-clan dynamics and the security situation, the second year of implementation was done in Hawl wadag and Karan districts Mogadishu, Somalia.

The HOPE project, targeting community members and Local Government Administrations (LGAs), aims at fostering community resilience to violence by strengthening community relations and decision-making at the local level, creating change at both the attitudinal and institutional levels, as well as fostering positive relationships at two levels: among communities; and between communities and local government.