The Building Bridges in Burundi programme- Promoting Social Cohesion, Human Security, and Resilience for Burundian Youth and Local Communities is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Addressing Root Causes (ARC) fund.

The programme is implemented in 6 provinces: Cibitoke, Bujumbura, Makamba, Rutana, Kirundo et Bujumbura Mairie. The choice of these six target provinces reflects consortium members’ experience in supporting and developing the capacity of young people and communities exposed and vulnerable to inter-ethnic & political tensions, insecurity and violence, and to poverty and wider social & economic marginalisation.

The BBB Consortium works within 2-3 collines (or zones, in the case of Bujumbura-Mairie) in each of the 15 identified communes. Activities under the different programme outcomes are focused foremost on youth as well as their wider communities in these target areas. However, some activities regarding awareness-raising target a wider audience e.g. local authorities.

As lead applicant, Red een Kind has created a consortium of international co-applicants and local partner organisations that address the root causes of conflict. The special added value of the organisation is its expertise in the establishment of community structures to strengthen social and economic resilience and social cohesion. Mensen met een Missie, based in the Netherlands, is experienced in working with communities on tolerance and dialogue, promotion of non-violence, civic education and working to establish committees of grassroots level conflict mediators. Cord, with its headquarters in the UK, focuses in Burundi is to empower both local civil society organisations, marginalised social groups such as returnees, and the wider community to access meaningful and sustainable forms of livelihood. AFSC, with its headquarters in the US, supports the national reconciliation process through its dialogue and exchange programmes with Burundian youth, civil society organisations, faith-based leaders, and local administration, as well as trauma healing, building inclusive conditions for peace.

Téléchargez ici le Document de Programme BBB (Français)