IN the hope of maintaining peaceful dialogue during times of conflict, the Pacific Centre for peace building has equipped and sent out to the community 96 facilitators to share their knowledge about resolving differences.
The facilitators, who all received a manual that will guide them in their work, attended a training program with the PCP in their own villages and settlements of the Northern Division for a period of one year.
PCP trainer Tevita Tokalauvere said the community training was aimed at offering the necessary skills to enable participants to resolve matters in villages and settlements through peaceful dialogue.
"These facilitators have been empowered through our training program to practise and share the same in their respective community groups or villages," he said.
"Most of these facilitators are group or community leaders in their respective villages that have or are in the process of implementing these trainings through sharing of the knowledge and skills acquired.
"Some of these sharing have resulted in the change of leadership for some communities.
"The training has also resulted in some facilitators implementing projects for community development."
The project was funded by the European Union and training was held in villages of Udu Point area, Labasa district, coastal area of Macuata and other villages in Bua and Cakaudrove.
At the launch, EU delegate Eleni Tevi said human rights and democracy were key aspects of the EU political dialogue.