Project duration: 1 December 2016 – 30 November 2021
Location: Cibitoke, Bujumbura, Makamba, Rutana, Kirundo and Bujumbura Mairie provinces
The Building Bridges in Burundi (BBB) program is developed to mitigate the root causes of conflict and instability in Burundi. The program aims at transforming the lives of young men and women between 15 and 25 years old, by giving them the means to become responsible and resilient citizens. One of the key activities of the program is to support youth from diverse social, ethnic and religious backgrounds to organize themselves in Self-Help Groups. Within these groups, they set up a loan and savings system and receive training in nonviolent conflict management at the same time.
Paralegals and mediators
In the absence of a formal, well functioning, justice system, Burundians make extensive use of informal justice systems at the local level and take part in transitional justice. The program supports paralegals and mediators to deal with grievances and (juridical) claims within local communities to come to nonviolent conflict resolution. BBB supports paralegals and mediators to deal with grievances and (juridical) claims within local communities to come to nonviolent conflict resolution.