Chasing Wind Part 2: The Potential of Drones for Peacebuilding

August 9, 2017 |

(Continued from Part 1) With all of this in our basket and realising the project’s limitations as a team, we started discussing ways to enhance the existing technology used in our work. This led us to realise the great potential in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) to bolster the existing Una…

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Chasing Wind Part 1: Rumour Investigation in Kenya

August 4, 2017 |

As the twilight begins in a Tana Delta village, someone awakes and steps outside to answer the call of nature. She stops, then turns to run back to her hut, panting and trembling. “I have seen them. Three armed men are crossing our village.” Those few words ignite like wildfire and before long the whole…

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The Practice of Dispelling Rumours in Tana Delta

August 17, 2015 |

The question of the role of rumours in conflict begs an understanding into their construction, channels of distribution, their velocity, and their believability in the minds of local communities. True to any multi-ethnic community in Kenya, rumours are key in determining peace and stability. Tana River County presents a very unique case of bipolarity with…

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Youth Preventing Violence

June 1, 2015 |

    An interview with Una Hakika community ambassador Kode Komora   What are the lasting effects of violence in the Tana Delta? I think that ethnic hatred has led to unfair job distribution, based on which tribe is in power.  Unstable political development agendas are another effect, as now people have come to know…

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Violence Prevention Through Tana FM

July 15, 2014 |

By John Green and Christine Mutisya Last month, Una Hakika team members were invited to the Health Communication Resources (HCR) stakeholders consultation meeting in Hola, in the Tana Deta area of Kenya. HCR is a UK-based organization that works with developing communities to design, develop and implement community-centered media response that meet community needs, and…

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The Importance of Dispelling Rumours in the Tana Delta

May 23, 2014 |

The dynamics of conflict are constantly changing, and given the pace of innovations in technology it is apparent that the traditional triggers of conflicts are also changing. Tana Delta, where Una Hakika is focusing its efforts to advocate for peace using mobile technology is a microcosm of any other region affected by ethnic violence.  Factors…

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Politicians Hesitant to Address Tana Delta Conflict

April 16, 2014 |

March was a momentous month for the people of Garsen, home to The Sentinel Project’s Una Haikika violence-prevention initiative in the Tana Delta area of Kenya, with many high-profile political events taking place here.  Interestingly, during SP’s surveys in this area in February, we found out that many people distrust politicians. Many stated that if…

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Una Hakika: Insights from the Field

February 7, 2014 |

by John Green and Christine Mutisya After a long, eventful journey we finally reached the Tana Delta – Garsen town to be specific. As we are both from Nairobi, we experienced a drastic change in the climate, Garsen being very hot and dusty. The level of development, great network coverage and presence of people from…

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