Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Network Grantees 2023

Commonwealth Peace & Reconciliation Network Grants

Community Group
Dr Jorden Cummings

Dr Jorden Cummings

University of Saskatchewan

Dr Jorden Cummings is the Director of RESOLVE SK (Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse) and a Psychology & Health Studies Professor at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. They are committed to reconciliation between their discipline (clinical psychology) and Indigenous Peoples and increased accessibility to culturally safe mental health services for Indigenous clients, families, and communities. This funding will assist with RESOLVE SK's development of Indigenous intercultural skills training for mental health clinicians.

Dr Daniel Otieno

Dr Daniel Otieno

Kenyatta University, Kenya

Dr Daniel Otieno is a Lecturer and Researcher at Kenyatta University. He specialises in Virtual Exchange, Climate adaptation and Women's Economic Empowerment. He applied for the grant to design and implement a programme to training faculty on developing virtual exchange projects to foster peace and understanding among marginalised communities.  He is passionate about  the use of virtual exchange and collaborative online international learning in addressing social challenges among communities regionally and globally.

Mr Muhammad Abdur Raqib

Mr Muhammad Abdur Raqib

Brac University

Muhammad Raqib is a senior lecturer in Anthropology at Brac University. Raqib's research investigates how the victims of police violence and their family members navigate the legal terrain in Bangladesh.  By studying the ordinary processes of adjudication in which the victims of police violence and their families submit defence, organise collective protests, and forge moral injunctions, I will unpack the boundaries of human rights activism and its political significance in Bangladesh.

Ms Katongo Chileshe

Ms Katongo Chileshe

University of Zambia

Katongo Chileshe is a Lecturer in the University of Zambia (UNZA) Gender Studies Department and a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. Hailing from Zambia, Katongo’s research focuses on interventions for sexual violence. Funds from the grant will be used to launch a comprehensive training course on sexual and gender-based violence, targeting practitioners and community leaders. This initiative aims to enhance national capacities in sexual violence intervention and provide insights for intervention scale-up, with the goal of broader impact.