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The Roles, Approaches and Mechanisms of Traditional Institutions in Peacebulilding and Conflict Transformation. A Case Study of Traditional Chiefs in Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe.

Volume: 6  ,  Issue: 1 , June    Published Date: 23 June 2018
Publisher Name: IJRP
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1 Mbwirire John


This study explore the roles, approaches and mechanisms of traditional institutions in peacebuilding and conflict transformation in Mashonaland Central Province in Zimbabwe following political dynamics of early 2000s to date. The study employed a mixed method approach combining questionnaires with community members, focus group discussions with traditional chief`s council members and in-depth interviews with traditional chiefs. The findings indicate that traditional institutions roles, approaches and mechanisms which need modification to match contemporary peacebuilding and conflict transformation programmes. The study recommended that there was need for improving roles, approaches and mechanisms which traditional institutions use in peacebuilding and conflict transformation in Zimbabwe.


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