EFCA promotes community-based monitoring to strengthen social cohesion in pilot communities within the framework of the Kyrgyz Jarany Civic Identity Development Concept.
Two days training aimed to increase the monitoring and peacebuilding capacity of local experts of Public Reception centers on inter-ethnic relations in multi-ethnic districts and cities of the KR (hereinafter the PRCs) and representatives of the Ministry of Culture, Information, Sports and Youth Policy of the KR (hereinafter the Ministry), and develop an action plan to improve the monitoring and data management system on peacebuilding and social cohesion at the national and local level successfully finished today.
Community-based experts will contribute to monitoring through data collection and analysis of indicators of social tensions thus contributing to strengthening connection between central and local authorities, civil society and communities to undertake data-driven pre-emptive measures and anticipatory decisions for risk reduction through local level peacebuilding action plans.
“Community-based monitoring and measuring the indicators of social tensions is an investment to more data-driven pre-emptive solutions and more resilient communities. In peaceful societies as well as in conflict-prone communities peacebuilding potential is embedded within the local actors. And we need to reflect on what works and why it works and at the same time, is something doesn’t work to understand why it is so. This is a humble approach allowing to honestly review current practices and make a feasible change towards prevention capacity within the communities.” — noted Anara Nadirbekova, Director of EFCA.
Activities in the pilot communities are carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Information, Sports and Youth Policy of the Kyrgyz Republic with the support of the joint UN project «Inclusive Governance and Civic Identity for Sustainable Peace and Development» funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund and implemented by UNDP, UNICEF and OHCHR.
In 2020, a Presidential Decree approved a Concept of Development of Civil Identity in the Kyrgyz Republic for 2021-2026. The main purpose of the Concept is to provide an enabling environment for the development and promotion of a common civic identity of Kyrgyz Jarany, uniting all ethnic communities while preserving their ethnocultural identity.