Reading Resources

The readings posted here are gathered from a wide array of researchers and contexts. They are not only informative but meant to facilitate reflection in classrooms.

Ethnic diversity is of particular importance to African Nations; how do we co-exist within colonial borders that split ethnic communities into two, three or even four countries? What answers do we have towards preventing ethnic violence and genocides in the present day? What opportunity does pluralism as an ethic of respect for difference present? How do educators address vexing questions often hanging unanswered in class rooms such as; how can a national identity be cultivated and enhanced in a multi-ethnic situation? Is ethnicity in Africa a political and social construct?

The readings invite educators to turn the ethnic diversity in their countries and classes into a resource.

May 1, 2014

From the Nakuru County peace accord (2010-2012) to lasting peace

The intense global spotlight that focused on the Kenyan crisis in 2007/8 and the mediation process that followed is a typical example of the high profile peace processes that we so often see in the media. The process that this case study details focuses on another facet which is part of the important work of peacemaking – longer term work with leaders in communities.
May 7, 2014

Kofi A. Annan: Universal values can help bridge the world’s divides

London – In a keynote speech, Kofi A. Annan will today warn that globalisation has brought immense opportunities but also risks and dislocations, which must be urgently addressed by all segments of society, from the community to international level.