Gabriel Tabona: Peace Maps
I have been able to develop social media content which sparks conversation around peace. in 2020 , through Spoti Sauti , i produced a radio drama titled ” Water tactics” , which sought to use football themes to sensitize the world on the need to conserve existing water resources at a a time when COVID19 was ravaging the world.
The radio drama in itself was important because if the world experiences water scarcity , it leads to conflict given that each community across the world have different priority areas on how they use water hence the competing needs can trigger conflict leading to death and destruction of property.
The Radio drama features 2 players who haven’t seen each other for a long time and after a return-to-sport protocols have been announced , they head to the pitch. One of the players is heard washing her hands and leaving the tap running when her teammate reminds her of the importance of conserving water to not only fight the covid19 pandemic but other water-borne diseases.
After the 2007/08 post election violence in Kenya , i saw a need to volunteer in community based projects that advance peace-building using sport . Today , i am able to use different methodologies that feed on sport to encourage understanding of peace.
For instance , i am able to produce radio dramas addressing different social , economic and political issues affecting the world and how sport can be embedded