Contact this organisation

Swima, Fizi territoire, South Kivu
+257 799 606 52 / 799 606 32 / +243 971 724 551

Thematic areas

Children and youth
Conflict prevention and early warning
Development
Health & counselling
Human rights
Mediation & Dialogue
Peace education
Refugees and IDPs
Transitional justice and reconciliation

Since 2005, Community Action For Integral Development in Fizi (ACODIF) has been working in the territory of Fizi, DR Congo, in order to help the local population - a people impoverished by a decade of war and local conflict who are beginning to rebuild their lives. ACODIF trains its members, mostly young men and women, to help people find ways of breaking the cycle of violence in the country. They provide direct conflict resolution between parties in disagreement, as well as Human Rights & Development services. The only funds it currently receives are contributions from its members.

Land Conflict Resolution in Swima

In the town of Swima, ACODIF intervened in a conflict over land between two groups. One group had fled the war, spending 13 years in the refugee camps in Tanzania, finding on their return to Swima themselves pushed off the land they had previously shared with those who stayed. Fighting broke out between the groups, which local authorities were unable to stop.

ACODIF first met with local ethnic and religious leaders, in order to take the time to really understand the conflict before making any intervention. Meetings were then held with each group separately, before a final series of meetings in which the conflicting groups were brought together, leading to the two sides agreeing to share the land.

 

Sango Shila, Director, ACODIF Sango Shila, Director, ACODIF

Last updated: November 2017

How you can help

How to make a donation

A website is under construction. When launched it will carry full details. In the meantime, please contact ACODIF using the details above

The impact of your donation

Donations would help support activists and staff working on conflict transformation; to assist children who are survivors of sexual violence, and to provide them with school materials and fees; and to buy office materials and support overheads

How to promote this organisation

ACODIF intends to launch a bulletin providing updates and information on its activities

How you can participate

People can contribute in-kind to all activities they are able to

Projects

December 2017 - December 2018