Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) is a South-North non-governmental coalition of peacebuilding organizations that coordinates and supports civil society participation in the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS).

The goals of CSPPS are to strengthen the voice and capacity of society to effectively engage in, and influence, peacebuilding and statebuilding as a critical contribution to crisis prevention and sustainable peace and development for all. The CSPPS strives to infuse the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, Sustainable Development Goals and humanitarian processes with peacebuilding values, globally.

This website presents the work of CSPPS and latest progress and news from the countries and international processes where it is acting to safeguard and solidify civil society engagement in policy processes related to peacebuilding and statebuilding. In all its activities, the platform strives to voice the views and concerns of people living in places affected by conflict and fragility. Ongoing, full and meaningful civil society engagement is critical to have these voices heard in the development arena and to optimize state-society relations. 


CSPPS Annual Core Group Meeting 2018: Reaffirming Priorities to Prevent Conflict and Sustain Peace

09 April 2018 Photo Credit : Cordaid   The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding ( CSPPS ) will hold its annual Core Group meeting, gathering its Southern and Northern membership , from 11 to 12 April 2018 in The Hague, The...

From Words to Action: Why Inclusivity Matters for SDG Implementation in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries

08 March 2018 Tension arises when country-owned and country-led process used to identify and decide on peacebuilding strategies is not inclusive nor transparent – leaving certain communities or segments of the population to feel that their interests are not being...

What is Needed to Prevent Electoral Violence: Spotlight on Sierra Leone 2018 Elections

08 March 2018 This article appeared for the first time on  Impakter website     Recent international community attention has been focused on inclusive approaches to prevent (violent) conflict, particularly as we get close to the...

Blog: Why isn’t the prevention of violent conflict more of a priority in Danish policy and practice?

27 February 2018 By Kristoffer Nilaus Tarp and Maria Stage, The Council for International Conflict Resolution ( RIKO ) in Denmark Photo caption : Danish military in Afghanistan (April 2013); photo credit: Creative Commons   ...

United Approach Towards Prevention of Violent Extremism: Civil Society in the Sahel-Maghreb Region issues a Declaration on the Prevention of Violent Extremism

19 December 2017 Following the inaugural meeting of the Sahel Network on Preventing Violent Extremism ( SNPVE ) on 27 and 28 November 2017, hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa ( CSDEA ) with support from the Civil Society...

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07/05 Stockholm, Sweden
On 7th May, at the  2018 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development , Sweden will organise a panel discussion entitled  Together for Sustainable Peace: Experiences and...
07/05 Stockholm, Sweden
7-9 May 2018, Stockholm, Sweden   This year’s Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development will focus on 'The Politics of Peace'.  Building on the  upcoming ...
24/04 New York City, US
24-25 April 2018   UNGA President  Miroslav Lajčák  will convene a high-level meeting  from  24 to 25 April to assess efforts undertaken and...

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Annual Reports

CSPPS Annual Report 2016 
Building Peace and Resilience in a Changing World
(English | French)

CSPPS Annual Report 2015 
Towards Peaceful and Inclusive Societies
English | French)

 CSPPS Annual Report 2014 
Amplifying the Voice of Civil Society in Policy Processes
(English | French)

 CSPPS Annual Report 2013 
Strengthening Civil Society Participation in Fragile States


 Newsletter - December 2017 
English | French)

 Newsletter - July 2017 
English | French)

 Newsletter - November 2016 
(English | French)