Publication Date

Fall 8-10-2015

Degree Name

MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

First Advisor

John Ungerleider

Abstract

This paper underlines the roles of children and youth in post-conflict peacebuilding and the reinvention of their roles from participants of peacebuilding to active facilitators of post-conflict peacebuilding. The reinvention is based on the re-interpretation of the traditional roles of children and youth in post-conflict peacebuilding and the analysis of children and youth peacebuilding programs. The re-interpretation will suggest that children and youth take on a more active role, if not, a leadership role in peacebuilding programs conducted for children and youth. This paper will look at the historical and contextual information about Nigeria's inter-religious conflict and a youth peacebuilding program by the international non-profit, Search for Common Ground called Naija Girls Unite to answer the question of the re-interpretation of the role of children and youth in post-conflict peacebuilding.

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement | Community-Based Learning | International and Intercultural Communication | Leadership Studies | Organization Development | Other Sociology | Politics and Social Change | Social and Cultural Anthropology