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. 

News

Strategic Steps for Policy Influence - CSPPS Scoping Mission in the Union of the Comoros

20 February 2017     Photo credit: CSPPS Secretariat (Moroni, Feb 2017)   From 19th to 24th February 2017, a CSPPS team composed of Peter van Sluijs (Coordinator CSPPS Secretariat) and Georges Tshionza Mata (Regional...

The Network of West and Central African NGO National Platforms (REPAOC) draws lessons from the Gambian presidential elections

29 January 2017 On 1st December 2016, Gambia elected a new President in accordance with the Constitution of The Republic of Gambia. The subsequent seizure of power by the outgoing President, Yahya Jammeh was identified as a blatant violation of the...

Building Peace from the Inside-Out: Growing Inclusive, People and Community-Centered Peacebuilding and Development in Sierra Leone – 9 to 12 November 2016

26 January 2017 From the early days of Sierra Leonean crisis, women's groups played important roles in initiatives to end the violence and promote a sustainable solution to the community still bearing in their bodies and souls fresh wounds from the civil war that...

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Events

28/02 Freetown, Sierra Leone
The Youth, Peace and Security agenda is gaining more and more momentum, marking a shift in the understanding of role of young people in peacebuilding and statebuilding. Young people are...
06/02 Guinea Bissau
From 6 to 8 February 2017, CSPPS will support its Country Team in Guinea Bissau in a training to solidify Country Team arrangements through in-depth briefing and peer support. CSPPS has taken...
28/11 Nairobi, Kenya
The IDPS will host its 19th Steering Group Meeting on 28 and 30 November in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting will be organized back-to-back with the Second High-Level Meeting of the Global...
10/11 Moyamba District, Sierra Leone
Fambul Tok and Catalyst for Peace will be hosting the Inter-District Learning Conference from 10 to 12 November 2016 at Njala University campus, Moyamba District - with participation of CSPPS...

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