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Center receives conflict resolution award


Ernest Uwazie, director of the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution.

Michael A. Ward

Sacramento State's Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) has been awarded the Warren Knight Award by the JAMS Foundation.

The Center was selected because of its use of education and research to provide conflict resolution and reconciliation services for agencies, governments, organizations, businesses and communities.

CAPCR was founded in 1996 and provides peace-building and conflict resolution services along with training in mediation, negotiation and arbitration. Each year, it sponsors an Africa/Diaspora conference and a conflict resolution workshop.

"It is a great honor for the faculty and staff of CAPCR to have their work recognized by a national organization," says Ernest Uwazie, CAPRC director. "The recognition is much appreciated and very encouraging. It certainly challenges us to do more for peace and conflict resolution in Africa, especially in a year when almost half of the African countries mark 50 years of independence from their European colonizers."

The award and a $25,000 grant was presented to the organization Aug. 6 during a luncheon at the American Bar Association national meeting in San Francisco.

JAMS was founded in 1996 by retired California municipal and Superior Court Judge Warren Knight. The JAMS Foundation is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution-related grants in the world.

For more on CAPCR contact Uwazie at (916) 278-6282 or visit