Innovators for Peace in the Sahel 2020

Innovators for Peace in the Sahel supports teams of young people from Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali to implement a peacebuilding initiative using digital technology. 12 teams of 2-3 young innovators were trained on digital skills to use technology to solve a problem related to youth participation in peacebuilding in their community, region or country. During the online course, which was delivered over WhatsApp due to COVID-19, the teams developed an idea for an innovative initiative to consolidate peace, dialogue, and which aims to overcome the divisions reinforced by the coronavirus. After the course, 6 teams are now receiving mentoring and financial support to implement their idea, participate in other training, and to meet other innovators of peace. Build Up partners with Oxfam for this project.