Promoting peace and reconciliation: Radio programming project in Timbuktu region
Gerber, D. (2003). Promoting peace and reconciliation: Radio programming project in Timbuktu region: (online portal [2001- 2004] for information, resources and communication regarding African conflict and conflict resolution). African Conflict Journal.
The Northern Mali Peace and Reconciliation Project, supported with a $20,000 grant from the Greenville Foundation has helped to promote peace through radio programming in Northern Mali and is positive proof that small projects can bring large results. The project was implemented from October 2000 to March 2001 by the US-based Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA) in collaboration with the Malian umbrella non-government organization Comité de Coordination des Actions des Organisations Non- Gouvernementales au Mali (CCA-ONG) and in association with the Union des Radios et Télévisions Libres (URTEL). This six-month activity has contributed to the significant conflict reduction in the Timbuktu Region of Mali and left participating stations with mechanisms and a mission to promote peace and reconciliation.