What is Peace and Development Zone or PDZ?
The PDZ is a peace-building initiative which promotes the establishment of durable peace by addressing the root causes of conflict through:
- Institution building
- Social, political and economic transformation.
The PDZ recognizes the whole of nation approach in addressing the root causes of insurgency and other conflicts and uses a conflict sensitivity lens in tackling and addressing prevalent issues in the communities.
The PDZ was adopted as the region’s banner program to combat insurgency during the 2nd Quarter Regional Development Council (RDC) – Executive Committee Meeting last 18 July 2018.
Subsequently, the identified Peace and Development Zones were endorsed through RDC – Executive Committee Resolution No. 2, Series of 2018.
The PDZ was also adopted through RPOC Resolution No.3, Series of 2018 during the 2nd Quarter Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) Full Council Meeting last 23 July 2018.
The PDZ Logo
Where are the PDZs?