GO inaugurates path to peace project on conflict resolution 

The IQRA Foundation, a non-governmental organisation based in Zamfara, supported by LEAP Africa and the Nigerian Youth Future Fund, weekend launched the Path to Peace project with a view to promote conflict resolution in the state. 

The CEO of IQRAA Foundation, Umar Mahmud Umar, stated that the Path to Peace project, is an initiative that embodies the commitment to promoting sustainable peace and conflict resolutions in the state.  

He added that 200 participants will be selected for training and given support with emphasis on internally displaced persons IDPs.

“At IQRAA Foundation level, we believe that peace is not just the absence of conflict but the presence of justice, equality, and opportunity for all.

“Our journey towards peace begins with understanding, empathy, and a commitment to resolving conflicts through dialogue and cooperation,” he said. 

He stated further that the main project goals and vision is to empower communities through capacity-building workshops, where community leaders, youth organisations, women’s groups, elder’s forums, and farmers’ associations will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to resolve conflicts peacefully.

Other aims are, to promote dialogue and reintegration through facilitating dialogue forums that bring together host communities, IDPs, and returnees, fostering mutual understanding, collaboration and support local initiatives by encouraging local peace-building initiatives sustainability, among others.

He further hinted that Zamfara state, like many regions, has experienced its share of conflicts and challenges, particularly insecurity, adding that communities can rise above these challenges and build a future rooted in peace and cooperation.