PeaceNet-Kenya works to sustain a broad-based coalition of peace activists largely at the grassroots level. Recognizing the need for continued coordination of relief and advocacy work, Oxfam Great Britain, the Mennonite Central Committee, and the Anglican Development Desk established Peace-Net Kenya (formerly the Ethnic Clashes Network) in 1993. The Network has been operating as a national umbrella organization of NGOs, CBOs, religious organizations, and individuals committed to encouraging collaboration, facilitation and mobilization of local initiatives for peace building, promotion of justice and conflict resolution which bring together both traditional and modern structures in taking practical action to achieve lasting peace and security.
The organization’s mission is to facilitate, advocate and coordinate broad-based peace and development initiatives nationally and regionally. Additionally, PeaceNet is guided by its core values of inclusiveness, neutrality and non-partisanship.
In close cooperation with the programs officer, the student volunteer will be involved in:
- Research and documentation.
- Program design and implementation at the organization in the assigned program.
- Assist with the coordination and facilitation of events, meetings, and activities for the purpose of increasing organizational visibility to the public.
- Produce, share, and manage information of the organization by updating the website and writing reports of all the activities they will be involved in.
The volunteer will be supervised by the programs manager and the project officer.
While the organization is not able to provide housing, it will be able to work with the student to identify a place to stay at a reasonable cost.