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SWAD has been implementing the project titled “Conflict Transformation and Peace Building Initiative in Gajapati district of Odisha” in collaboration with Katholische Zentralstelle für Entwicklungshilfe e. V. (KZE)/MISEREOR with the third party support of Mensen met een Missie, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Caritas India (CI) since 2015. This initiative is implemented through a Peace Network consisting of 10 CSO Partners [(1) SWAD (Lead CSO), (2) ALOK, (3) IWD, (4) PRAVA, (5) ODISA, (6) SACAL, (7) SAHANUBHUTI, (8) SFDC (9) VIEWS and (10) VICALP] from the project area covering 11 Gram Panchayats (GPs) comprising of 96 villages of 6895 households (Adivasi – 2815, Dalit – 754, OBC/Dalit Christian – 1808 and Others/General – 1518) with 31936 population, of which 16073 are female and 15863 male (Adivasi/ST – 13120, Dalit/SC – 3303, OBC/Dalit Christian – 8975 and Others/General – 6538). The project is being implemented by 35 qualified and experienced staff as peace workers and volunteers.

The Goal of the Project is “Different communities in Gajapati district of Odisha are able to transform their conflicts and coexist in peace and harmony”