The CPS – Civil Peace Service Network in Cameroon published a new brochure on the question how networking can support peace building efforts.
The editors Christiane Kayser and Flaubert Djateng state in their publication
We are also aware that peace cannot be built by a single group or organisation in isolation. We have to join alliances and form networks. An alliance is several players working together to achieve the same goal. A network is more flexible, open and sometimes sustainable.
Alexander Vojvoda, Community Manager at the CBS Radio in Buea, contributed an article on the Community Media Network in the South West Region in Cameroon and the “We dey na for peace” campaign. He states
Community media can be a key role for building social capital, trust and respect between communities, groups and individuals and function as a dialogue platform for parties to a con ict. rough their locally embedded work, community media are in a privileged position to be able to mediate between different groups and operate as mediators and include local communities in their programmes and thereby create a platform for the local population to engage, encounter and exchange. The community media network in the South West region in Cameroon seeks to combine these qualities and account for the local diversities constituting the strengths of the members involved.
The article on the Community Media Network gives insights into the staff and programme structure, diversity of languages and the technical reach of the media which are member of the network.
The publication “Networking for Peace” in English13_Networking_for_Peace EN
The publication “Networking for Peace” in French13_Networking_and_Peace_FR