Microsoft Word - Zimbabwe Youth Dialogue Case Study.doc
These groups, already less self- reliant than the rest of the population, have been more at risk to HIV, have borne the brunt of the economic collapse, and consequently have been among the most likely groups to be taken advantage of by political parties. [...] Finally, Idasa was asked to provide the project with technical support through Sustained Dialogue training and periodic coaching to the dialogues moderators, and to provide advice and monitoring tools to the management team. [...] At the first dialogue meetings, most participants mapped out their perceptions of the issues in a very cautious and generic way, reluctant to express their political affiliations or views, wanting to test out the safety of the dialogue space. [...] The impact of peace-building processes is often measured by the change in conflict dynamics themselves, but a significant outcome of the dialogue groups has been the tremendous learning and growth experienced by the participants. [...] This will deepen the existing efforts and also pave the way to expand the initiative to other vulnerable groups within Harare and then to other areas of the country.