Goal for Peace

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Goal for Peace

Congo (Kinshasa)
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Budget: 
< $1,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Goal for Peace is an activity-based community relations, campaigns and reconciliation initiative. Sport coaches, community leaders and volunteers, work alongside each other bringing differing communities together through football and aspects of outdoor education to stop sexual violence against women and conflict in Congo.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The second Congo war,also known as Africa's World War,began in 1998 and contninue to have negative impact in east of Congo. The largest war in modern African history,one of the deadliest conflicts since World War II,it directly involved eight African nations,as well as about 25 armed groups.5.8 million people died,mostly from diseases and conflicts. Millions more were displaced from their homes or sought asylum in neighboring countries.It's estimated that 1,500 people died daily in 2009 from easily preventable cases of disease and conflicts between different communities in the region.Despite conflicts,Sexual violence rate continues to growth. A U.N. human rights expert reported in July 2009 that sexual atrocities against Congolese women go 'far beyond rape'and include sexual slavery, forced incest, and cannibalism.Most recently, A UN senior for sexual violence and conflict, Margot Wallstrom has said Congo is“ the rape capital of the world”.Every year more than 14.000 women are victims of sexual violences in Kivu in Congo.The conflicts between communities,sexual violences against women are the critical problems that Goal for Peace need to achieve.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Goal For Peace is a very innovative project that will contribute as long-term strategies efforts to stop sexual violence, to promote education,to promote soccer skills and technical knowledge, to promote conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peacefull co-existence through football.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Goal for Peace will be launched in October 2010, and will positively contribute to campaign against sexual violences in east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, to prevent conflict and to promote co-existence and mutual understanding between different communities in Kivu. Finally to ensure peace and social justice between people in east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
About You
Organization:
INFOGROUP INTERNATIONAL
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Section 1: About You
First Name

NARCISSE

Last Name

MBUNZAMA LOKWA

Organization

INFOGROUP INTERNATIONAL

Country

, SK

Section 2: About Your Organization
Organization Name

INFOGROUP INTERNATIONAL

Organization Phone

+46762512144

Organization Address

Av.Tshitenge 30 Q.Masanga Mbila C.Mont Ngafula

Organization Country

, KN

Your idea
Country your work focuses on

, SK

Website URL
Innovation
Do you have a patent for this idea?

Yes

Impact
Actions

Goal for Peace will be an activity-based community relations, campaigns and reconciliation initiative. Sport coaches, community leaders and volunteers, work alongside each other bringing differing communities together through football and aspects of outdoor education to stop sexual violence against women and conflict in Congo.

More than 60 teams from Sud-Kivu in Congo will participate in the project.
Each team will have 11 members.

It will be 4 categories championships, in which 15 teams will be for Men Championship, 15 others teams will be for Women championship, 15 others for Girls championship and 15 Others for Boys Championship.

Results

Goal for Peace will:

1. Provide opportunities for people to campaign against Sexual violence in their communities, more than 100.000 people will be informed about the campaign.

2.Provide opportunities for social contact across community in Sud Kivu and across the regions;

2.Promote co-existence and mutual understanding between people in Kivu.

4.Increase soccer skills and technical knowledge among participants in the project.

5.Improve education and awareness on the different problems affecting the community

What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Please address each year separately, if possible.

October 2010/ Year 1

- Launch of activities
- Recruitment of Project members
- Awaraness for Goal for Peace.
- Website 2.0 for the Project
- Partnership with Media and others NGOs
- Organization of First Peace championship 2010 for men, women, girls and young boys. ( Men championship, Women Championship, Girls Championship, and Boys Championship)

Year 2

- Expansion of the project to others regions of Congo
- Recruitment additional staffs
- Collaboration with others international NGOs
- Presence to others football and peace initiative in Congo and around the world.
- Second Peace Championship 2011

Year 3

- Third Championship 2012
- Project Evaluation

What would prevent your project from being a success?

The ongoing armed conflict and violences in sud-Kivu ( east of the Democratic republic of congo) represents a considerable danger for participants in the project, beside the conflict and violences in Sud-Kivu, the presence of rebels that erupts often in different communities can discourage participants.

How many people will your project serve annually?

1001‐10,000

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

Less than $50

Does your project seek to have an impact on public policy?

Yes

Sustainability
What stage is your project in?

Idea phase

In what country?

, SK

Is your initiative connected to an established organization?

Yes

If yes, provide organization name.

INFOGROUP INTERNATIONAL

How long has this organization been operating?

1‐5 years

Does your organization have a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board?

Yes

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with NGOs?

Yes

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with businesses?

Yes

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with government?

Yes

Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.

The partnership with government and others NGO's is very important ways to fight sexual violence against women and conflict in Kivu. This partnership contribute in human ressources, methodology and plannification of activities during the ongoing project period. The partnership will help us to have a good access to victims of sexual violences and conflict armed in the region and to advice them to which institution or hospital they can get supports related to their problems.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization?

- We need to securized funds to ensure the sustainability of the project.
- A great parternership with others media and sports organizations will be very important to achieve our initiative.
- Participation of International NGOs promoting peace and human rights around the world will be an succefull opportunities.

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

I have been thinking about the role that football can play to reinforce reconciliation initiative, to fight sexual violences against women and to prevent conflict in Congo, then I decide to develop the project Goal for Peace.

Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.

Narcisse Mbunzama Lokwa is a native of the Democratic republic of Congo, founder and president of Infogroup International, Narcisse is a winner of many international awards and prices around the world related to IT and Development.

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Email from Changemakers

If through another, please provide the name of the organization or company

50 words or fewer

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