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Travis Warrington Dual Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development & Coexistence and Conflict David L. Boren Fellow - Senegal 2012 PON Summer.

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1 Travis Warrington Dual Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development & Coexistence and Conflict David L. Boren Fellow - Senegal 2012 PON Summer Fellow – 2012 Returned Peace Corps Volunteer/The Republic of The Gambia '08-'10

2 Alternatives for Peacebuilding: Conflict Management Cultural Norms of the Fula Ethnic Group in the Conflict-area of Casamance, Senegal Ethnocentrism & Peacebuilding North v. Indigenous methods Premise: Conflict management cultural norms exist

3 Context Conflict since ~1982 MFDC (Jola) v. GoS Many accords, no peace Research: Fula ethnic group; 3 villages; 3 assistants; 2/6 months research.

4 Findings/Lessons Learned Said cultural norms & practices do exist Causes & types, w/ hierarchical process Dialogue is key, but contextual Modern methods are taboo Cultural methods = sustainable Peace?: Prayer; discussion; cultural roots

5 Recommendations Casamance: Research on Jolas w/ project – COEX + SID -> Regional peace Cultural norms + Peacebuilding = – Empowerment 2 groups/cultures fighting? -> Commonalities Recognition and more research


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