"I am a child of war. All I knew was war. We are haunted by our bitter memories of war..."
Adults affected by conflict and violence will not be able to... function well in society. Without psycho-social help and healing...
6th - 8th December 2016 | Nairobi, Kenya
Delegates at OikoDiplomatique Symposium 2016 / Photos by: Leela Channer
"... healing and reconciling wounded memories is a vital dimension that is often missing from peacebuilding initiatives and progammes."
Gunilla Hamne explained the profound effect trauma can have in a person’s life. ‘Unseen wounds are the most difficult to heal.’
Ms. Fatma Ahmed - Somalia
Dr. Mustafa Ali – Kenya
Dr. Alan Channer – Britain/Kenya
Mr. Lepalo Gideon - Kenya (Pastoralist Community)
Ms. Gunilla Hamne - Rwanda
Rev. Grace Kaiso - Uganda
Mr. Joseph Karanja - Kenya
Rev. Dr Sam Kobia - Kenya (Government)
Mr. Ajing Magot – South Sudan
Rev. Miller Mariga – Kenya (clergy)
Ms. Didacienne Mukahabeshimana- Rwanda
Dr. Richard Mutura - Kenya
Ms. Joyce Nairesie - Kenya (Samburu)
Mr. Mukhtar Ogle - Kenya (Government)
Bishop Ochola Omolla - Uganda
Ms. Carine Umutoniwase - Rwanda
Bishop Arkanjelo Wani Lemi – South Sudan
Opening remarks Rev Dr Sam Kobia, Senior Advisor on Peace, Conflict Resolution and Social Cohesion for President of Kenya