Violence Prevention From the Ground Up

September 30, 2015 |

  An interview with Drew Boyd, Director of Operations at the Sentinel Project How has Una Hakika worked with authorities to prevent the spread of rumours that may lead to violence? Drew: Una Hakika set out from the very beginning to plug into as many different and varied groups as possible and local authorities were…

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Blanket Exercise on Parliament Hill: From Apology to Action

June 4, 2015 |

On the evening of Monday June 1st, I had the opportunity to attend a mass Blanket Exercise on Parliament Hill, organized by the Assembly of Seven Generations as part of the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). The  event  opened with an Ojibwe prayer song by an elder of the community,…

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Drones for Peace and Protection

April 17, 2015 |

An interview with the Sentinel Project’s Director of Operations Drew Boyd. We’re used to hearing about drones as agents of death, that since their inception they have often been used for the purpose of violence. Why should people be convinced otherwise? Technology has no moral compass, it is not inherently good or evil. Civil society…

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Next Steps for Una Hakika

April 8, 2015 |

An interview with Una Hakika Project Coordinator John Green   How has Una Hakika grown in the last year? Looking back at the progression of Una Hakika from a simple idea of reporting incendiary rumours in Tana Delta to a full-fledged violence prevention project is a growth worth concession. I am thrilled to see the…

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A Witness to the Violence

September 23, 2014 |

“On August 22nd 2012, the Pokomos came to Reketa village and they killed 56 people. That morning I was in Dide Waride, and we tried to go and save our people in Rekata. When we came to Reketa we had seen 56 people dead. All of them speared, and some of them were cut into…

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John Green: Rumour Hunter

September 16, 2014 |

Can you tell us about your typical day as a coordinator for the Una Hakika project? Its my custom to begin my day by thanking God, knowing well that each day is another opportunity given to take my life a notch closer to my goals. I’m encouraged each day knowing that as a part of…

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Community Ambassador Trainings: A Photo Essay

August 19, 2014 |

During a baseline survey conducted by The Sentinel Project to determine the access to and use of technology in the Tana Delta area, respondents were asked if they were interested in joining future violence prevention efforts through Una Hakika.  In May-June 2014 The Sentinel Project traveled to 16 villages throughout the Tana Delta to train…

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Kenya Situation of Concern July Update

August 11, 2014 |

July has been an insecure month in Kenya, especially for residents of the coastal areas. Residents in the area are living in fear due to the unexpected and baffling attacks occurring in the region. To date the masterminds of the attacks have not yet been identified, with continued speculation whether it was an Al-Shabaab plot,…

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A Voice of the Community

June 10, 2014 |

In this interview Una Hakika community ambassador Kode Komora discusses his involvement with the project and his hopes for his community: How did you first hear about Una Hakika? I first heard about Una Hakika when I met John Green.  Our youth group (Delta VCEZ Youth Group) were doing activities in terms of peace, and…

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Why Peace?

June 2, 2014 |

During our Una Hakika community ambassador training sessions we hold a discussion entitled “Why Peace?” in which participants explain what the peace building process means to them.  These are some their responses:

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