Early Warning and Early Response (EWER)
The Early Warning and Early Response (EWER) Program uses a volunteer monitoring network to gather information on incidents of violence and situational change. This is used to identify areas of particular concern and to develop recommendations for policy reform and intervention both nationally and locally.
The program has seen a focus on increasing community capacity for conflict prevention through the establishment of the Conflict Prevention and Response Network (CPRN) across 43 sub-districts. The program has supported CPRN-led peace building activities such as ‘tara bandu’ (traditional oath ceremonies), community dialogue and seminars.
Moving forward, these activities will continue to form focus areas for the program as it seeks to continue its work with key community stakeholders and strengthen the CPRN to deal with issues of concern through local resources and mechanisms.