What We Do

LCPI has a team of diverse experts with decades of experience working in Kenya, the greater Horn of Africa and beyond. Our work focuses on strengthening public and private institutions ability to work in conflict and post-conflict environments. LCPI custom tailors its services based on the client and the context while engaging in the areas of:

  • Action research
  • Community engagement & Community based transformational processes
  • Capacity-building for conflict transformation and nonviolence as well as the application of diverse participatory trauma sensitive and conflict-sensitive methodologies
  • Assessments & Baseline surveys

Our Programs

Conflict Sensitivity

Whereas LCPI ingrains conflict sensitivity in all its programs, this particular program is for the strategic aim of enriching its knowledge base and sharing this with partners. As such, this program’s methodological approaches

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Peace Building and Conflict Transformation

LCPI embraces the transformative approach to peace building – seeking to address not only symptoms of conflict but also their structural underpinnings. Methodological approaches include:

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Socio-Economic Transformation

Socio-economic factors form part of the structural conditions explaining visible and invisible violence. LCPI endeavours to positively change socio-economic conditions of communities and groups.

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Advisory through Effective Insights and Guidance

By experience sharing, harmonization and dissemination of lessons learnt and best practices as part of institutional fund raising strategy for community empowerment

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Latest News

LCPI Conducts a Peace and Conflict Assessment for the GIZ Somali Reintegration Programme to Support the Return of Somali Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Through a Community-Oriented Approach to Reintegration

Local Capacities for Peace is consulting for GIZ for the project of reintegrating the Somalis in the Kenya Refugee camps back to their land.The civil war that has persisted in Somalia since the mid-1990s has prompted a huge wave of refugees, both within Somalia itself and in its neighbouring countries. Political, social and economic structures have been destroyed. This, combined with poor harvests, especially after the long drought of 2011, has left the population in a difficult situation in terms of food security. Livelihoods are precarious, not only for the returning refugees, but also for displaced people and local residents. The seriousness of this situation is reducing the already low willingness on the part of local people to take in more outsiders.The main objective is to ensure that the livelihoods have improved for returnees, internally displaced people and the local population in selected host communities in Somalia.The assignment also seeks to […]

LCPI CONDUCTS A PEACE AND CONFLICT ASSESSMENT FOR THE GIZ SOMALI REINTEGRATION PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT THE RETURN OF SOMALI REFUGEES AND INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS THROUGH A COMMUNITY-ORIENTED APPROACH TO REINTEGRATON

Local Capacities for Peace is consulting for GIZ for the project of reintegrating the Somalis in the Kenya Refugee camps back to their land.The civil war that has persisted in Somalia since the mid-1990s has prompted a huge wave of refugees, both within Somalia itself and in its neighbouring countries. Political, social and economic structures have been destroyed. This, combined with poor harvests, especially after the long drought of 2011, has left the population in a difficult situation in terms of food security. Livelihoods are precarious, not only for the returning refugees, but also for displaced people and local residents. The seriousness of this situation is reducing the already low willingness on the part of local people to take in more outsiders.The main objective is to ensure that the livelihoods have improved for returnees, internally displaced people and the local population in selected host communities in Somalia.The assignment also seeks to […]

LCPI Conducts the First Edition of the Regional International Training (RIT) in Africa

The first edition of the Regional International Training (RIT) in Africa, organized by LCPI in collaboration with Kurve-Wustrow, took place in Kisumu, Kenya from November 23rd until December 11th 2015. The training was held on the premises of Tom Mboya Labour College and brought together 20 participants from 4 different countries, including Kenya, Burundi, Zanzibar and Sudan and trainers from Kenya, Germany and Sudan. The RIT uses a participatory approach, which incorporates the participants’ insights and experiences in order to equip them with the tools they require to achieve sustainable results in their communities. The RIT also takes into account specific goals and interests and therefore, the focus of the training is determined by the participants themselves. For this RIT, the chosen topics included the following: Human rights Consensus decision-making Conflict sensitivity & do-no-harm Mediation Anti-bias approach & anti-discrimination Social media activism & networking Digital security Non-violent social movements & […]

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