Influence of monitoring & evaluation mechanisms on conflict resolution intervention: case of Turkana County, Lodwar Town.
Ndirangu, Rigoh Vivian
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This paper focuses on M&E while presenting key issues that deserve careful attention on conflict resolution. The background of the study showed conflict resolution mechanism as the protector, guardian and custodian of the peace, harmony, social justice, world brotherhood and equity across the globe and also the importance of M&E mechanisms in conflict resolution. The statement of the problem was the occurrence of the conflicts which were attributed to historical marginalization of communities and unequal distribution of state resources amidst other government failures. The purpose of the paper focused on how institutions, governance and environmental constraints interact to influence pastoral development in Kenya. The objective of the study established the influence of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms on conflict resolution in Turkana county, Lodwar town. The research design employed included; questioners, interviews and reference data from pre-existing studies in Lodwar town. Descriptive research design was employed due to its effectiveness in analyzing non-quantifiable issues. The population for this study was 150 with a sample size of 109. They were selected with accordance to their age and activities that would make them knowledgeable with regards to the activities that affect the two communities, the sample size included NGO’s, leaders of political parties, religious bodies and lastly individuals who have businesses in Lodwar town. The study used the non-probability sampling technique. Data was collected mainly through questionnaires .The findings of this study indicated that conflict sensitivity, peace building capability and community participation played a vital role in conflict resolution and helped encourage and promote transparency, accountability and inclusive processes. The study recommended use of participatory conflict analysis, monitoring and evaluating community grievance management mechanism in all projects.
Africa Nazarene University