Posted on 12/1/2019
Kashmir Institute of International Relations organized training workshop with the title “Building & Promoting Narratives-Peace Building Advocacy, 2019” in Rawlakot AJK on 1st December, 2019. Around 46 participants from diverse professional backgrounds including scholars, political workers, migrants, academicians, researchers & social activists from Rawlakot participated in the workshop. Workshop was aimed to provide career counselling, incoming challenges, management issues and present. Various training sessions were organized to tackle the problems; Sardar Waleed Khan was in charge of the training session. There was a lively conversation about curfew & our role and Human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir after revocation of Article 35A & 370 by Indian government to end the special status of the people of Jammu & Kashmir. For this year, (2019 – 2020) KIIR intends to build upon the solid foundation it has established since 2013 by grooming the next generation of leaders. KIIR intends to develop the core capabilities of youth leaders & Migrant youth affiliated with different organisations and build the capacity to develop policies that can change the landscape of Kashmir conflict. These individuals are well placed in a variety of key government bodies, civil services and political parties allowing them to create change from within a relatively slow moving system. The program will consist of two components: Leadership & Change Management.
With leadership, we intend to focus on the following areas:
1. Fostering effective relationships
2. Understanding others (empathy)
3. Effective communication
4. Breaking down silos
Under change management, we want participants to learn the following:
1. Creating urgency
2. Involving people
3. Asking the right questions
4. Managing resistance
5. Creating small wins
A combination of skills under both these areas will help our second-tier leaders achieve measurable change when it comes to peacebuilding for Kashmir. These include:
• Guide them in developing new policies and frameworks that can ease tensions and work towards building lasting peace in Kashmir.
• Measure the number & results of new ideas, policies & frameworks being introduced now and after its implementation keeping in mind the inherent slowness of bureaucracy.