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Dialogue, Mediation and Reconciliation as functional mechanisms for Conflict Management

Prof. Bosco Muchukiwa Rukakiza holding the book ‘Résilience et transformation des conflits dans les États des Grands Lacs africains' Publications has released a new publication in the Focus Series entitled, ‘Résilience et transformation des conflits dans les États des Grands Lacs africains'. Written by Prof. Bosco Muchukiwa Rukakiza, Director General at ISDR Bukavu, the publication highlights the ethics of peace and conflict resolution within the context of the Great Lakes region.

The book launch took place online in French on 21 May 2021, brining together participants from all around the world engaging with discussion of the panellist speakers. Prof. Dr. Kitoka Moke Isaac, Evangelical University in Africa explained that pacifism must include dialogue, mediation and reconciliation to serve as functional mechanisms for conflict management. He went on to explain, that within the context of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the concept of pacifism is problematic and limited for the fragile states in terms of conflict management. Alongside the concept of pacifism followed the notion of resilience, an important aspect to help bridge the gap whilst waiting for definite solutions.

Author Prof. Bosco Muchukiwa Rukakiza explained the importance of the publication, particularly in its analysis and criticism of practices and the role of actors in restoring peace and reconnecting social links broken by inter-community conflicts. In his book, key points center around the theory of transformation and conflicts, the search for participatory action applied to conflict, and resilience and conflicts.

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