Students earn national award for conflict resolution project

April 23, 2021

(l to r) Mohammed Bah ’23 and Miguel Yakouma ’23 have received a Davis Projects for Peace grant to run a program in Central African Republic aimed at diffusing a religious civil war. (University of Rochester photos / J. Adam Fenster)

Two University of Rochester sophomores have received a Davis Projects for Peace grant for a project in Africa that seeks to restore social bonds between warring religious groups. 

Mohammed Bah ’23 is an international relations major from Monrovia, Liberia, and Miguel Yakouma ’23 is a biomedical engineering major from Bangui, Central African Republic. Their project is titled “The US-Bangui Peace Project: Building Peace through Capacity Development and Community Leadership.” Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the project will be conducted remotely via Zoom for three weeks in June.