Collaborative Conflict Resolution: A Case Study of Conflict Transformation in a Zimbabwean Peri-urban Township

  • Kudakwashe ShonhiwaEmail author


This chapter provides a case study of the use of training to build the skills of youth in conflict resolution methods and to build relationships between youth from different political affiliations. The training was based on the Alternatives to Violence Project basic workshop and took place in two urban townships in Harare. The impact of such interventions can only become apparent in the years ahead and it will be difficult to separate the effect of the training from all the other influences which have and will occur. However, in the short term, the outcome of the training was to build tolerance among the youth from different political backgrounds and affiliations. Scaling up the offering of such training, probably through faith communities, is an important priority.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Durban University of TechnologyDurbanSouth Africa

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