ACCORD, in collaboration with its key youth network partner the All-Africa Students Union (AASU), convened an Elections and Conflict Management Training for AASU’s Democracy and Good Governance Working Group in Ghana from 8 – 10 September 2021.
The Democracy and Good Governance Working Group engaged in sessions that unpacked conflict prevention, management and resolution, in preparation for organizing and deploying effective student and youth-centred election observer missions. Mr. Kenneth Abotsi, a skilled trainer in conflict prevention, led the group of eleven participants, providing the platform and opportunity for the participants to strengthen their understanding of conflict analysis; triggers for election-related conflict; as well as conflict styles, methods and approaches of responding to election-related conflict. They were further guided on understanding how youth-led election observation missions are organised.
AASU is solely student-run and student-led. By increasing knowledge, policy support, and assisting these students to better respond to the drivers of conflict, ACCORD strategically sought to build the capacities of youth as key stakeholders positioned to prevent, mitigate and resolve conflict at a local level.