April 5, 2011
Catholic Peacebuilding in East Africa
Can religiously-inspired peacebuilding make a difference in Congo and East Africa? What makes faith-based peacebuilding unique from other attempts to resolve conflict and promote reconciliation? Are there lessons from Africa that can be applied elsewhere? These and other questions were addressed by John Katunga, Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) regional technical advisor for peacebuilding and justice in east Africa.
This event was co-sponsored by the African Studies Program, the Master of Arts Program in Conflict Resolution, and the Mortara Center for International Studies.
John Katunga is regional technical advisor for peacebuilding and justice in east Africa for Catholic Relief Services (CRS). He is also the 2011 Catholic Relief Services fellow with the Kroc Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Katunga is based in Nairobi, Kenya and provides technical assistance to CRS peacebuilding and justice programs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Eritrea. Prior to joining CRS, Katunga served as acting director of Nairobi Peace Initiative-Africa. He is also a senior trainer with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he provides leadeship training to government, military and police leaders in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi.