ECLF came up with the Community Cohesion Projects after realizing that though the CPMRT programme was yielding amazing results there was a gap as poverty remained an issue that had the potential of undoing all the gains that had been made through the CPMRT programme. It noted that there was need to build and strengthen community cohesion through the introduction of sustainable livelihoods so as to address what is referred to as the “conflict of the stomach.” Through its CPMRT programme, Local Peace Committees (LPC) are formed at district and ward level. These LPCs respond to peace building issues at a local level. The thrust of the Community Cohesion Projects is to capacitate LPCs so that they are able to bring community members to work together in identifying issues of common interest, finding solutions to issues that affect them at local level and coming up with strategies that foster peaceful co-existence within communities.
To consolidate and deepen the foundations for peace and social cohesion within communities
LPCs that have been already established in selected districts and are functional.
M&E will be done in a participatory approach as this involves a number of people in a project hence for triangulation purposes for the programme.