Peace Building & Reconciliation
Reconciliation is the dynamic process of healing wounds of the past and redefining relationships of the present. Through this process, the effects of conflict are addressed in order to create a sustainable peace.
Mohamed Hamuda believes that reconciliation must first begin with the will of members in society and victims of the conflict. Only then, can justice be achieved through the efforts of civil and political institutions, as well as security policies, which take into account geographical, demographic, and cultural dimensions.
Libya is a nation where all regimes that have taken power have been characterized by repeated wars, and administrative and financial corruption. Hamuda understands that the most crucial outcomes of reconciliation are to reform the social fabric of the nation, bridge the trust gap between the people of Libya and its institutions, and achieve a civil democratic state through which justice and stability is attained.
Hamuda is well aware of the difficulty of this reconciliation process in the absence of a strong and rational governing body that extends control over the entirety of Libya. This process requires a government that has the power to enforce agreements, provide guarantees to its people, and deter those who would prevent a reconciliation of the Libyan population.
Therefore, along with many philanthropists in Libya and with the help of international expertise, Hamuda has sought to push towards achieving the necessary political will to achieve reconciliation, to neutralize political polarization, and to work in a manner that accommodates all without exclusion or discrimination. In order to do so, Hamuda has developed a project that prepares a national reconciliation strategy through the United Nations Mission, where he has worked as a member. Hamuda has played a major role in this strategy through the preparation and participation in many dialogues between different sectors of society.
Additionally, through his work within the institutions of civil society, Hamuda has contributed to the reinforcement of infrastructure and tools that will serve to achieve and preserve reconciliation. His project aims to develop human capital resources by supporting young people to establish civil society organizations and forums for dialogue and community action. It also intends to develop a common concept of citizenship among youth communities through the active citizen project, build bridges of communication, and create a continuous dialogue on national issues. Some of the concerns that young people face includes issues regarding identity, citizenship, and wealth management, so Hamuda has worked relentlessly to raise awareness on these prominent matters.