Private Sector Peacebuilding Kenya
Business & Governance

The Role of Kenya's Private Sector in Peacebuilding

Author(s): Victor Odundo Owuor, Scott Wiser
Date: June 10, 2014
Publication Type: Policy Briefs
Research Topics: Business & Governance

Overview:

A comprehensive review of the range of activities undertaken by the private sector before, during, and immediately after the 2013 elections is the subject of a research report by Victor Owuor and Scott Wisor.This policy brief discusses key implications from this research for policy and practice.

Key Findings:

Implications for future policy:

  • The private sector should be treated as a resource for prevention of post-election violence.
  • A clear demonstration of the potential impact of violence can motivate private sector actors. 
  • The power of private sector actors is considerably enhanced both when the private sector acts in a collective and coordinated fashion, and when it works with other spheres of society.
  • Private sector actors may be valuable in their role as neutral convenors and networks.

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