State of Truth in the World Report: Africa

About this event

In this virtual session, we spotlighted the pivotal role played by civil society organizations in spearheading truth-telling initiatives from Guinea and The Gambia to Ethiopia and Sudan. Our distinguished panelists shared how locally-led truth-telling initiatives are crucial for addressing past atrocities and laying the groundwork for sustainable peace and reconciliation. A facilitated, roundtable discussion followed, focusing on strategies and best practices employed by civil society actors to navigate the challenges of truth-telling in fragile contexts, from leveraging technology for documentation and dissemination of testimonies to engaging with local communities in participatory dialogue and reconciliation processes.