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

Sierra Leone Youth takes center stage

17 March 2017 On 28 February 2017, the Youth Partnership for Peace and Development (YPPD) in Sierra Leone in close partnership with the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding organized a launch event of the UN Security Council Resolution 2250...

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...

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Events

19/04 Washington, D.C.
The next meeting of the New Deal Implementation working group of the International Dialogue will take place on 19 April 2017, in Washington, D.C. The CSPPS will participate in this meeting,...
20/04 Washington DC
The 20th Steering Group meeting will take place in Washington D.C. on 20 April 2017, on the margins of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meeting. Following...
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...

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