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. 


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...

A Network for the Prevention of Violent Extremism in the Sahel

28 November 2017   ©Saji Prelis, Search for Common Ground   An inaugural meeting of the Sahel Network on Preventing Violent Extremism (SNPVE) is scheduled to take place in Abuja, Nigeria from 27th to 28th November 2017. The event is organised...

A Community-Centered Process for Peace and Sustainable Development

09 November 2017 Validation and Acceptance of the People's Planning Process in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone – Sept. 2017 The New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States has stressed the importance of strengthening or developing participatory national...

From Words to Actions: Implementing SDG16 in Fragile and Conflict Affected States

30 October 2017 The adoption of 2030 Agenda proves that ‘there can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development'. Peace requires inclusivity, and this can be achieved through Goal 16, which commits countries ‘to promote...

In need for a paradigm shift: Will the visit of the UNSG to CAR change Self-imposition of MINUSCA?

24 October 2017 Since 24 March 2012, when the Seleka faction took power in the Central African Republic, the country has witnessed an unprecedented cycle of violence. Today, there are more than a million-people killed and many private and public property is...

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07/03 World Bank, Washington, D.C.
How can bilateral and multilateral actors work better together: Operational Perspectives on World Bank-UN Report on Pathways for Peace   On 6th March 2018 the International...
14/12 Berlin / Germany
There is increasingly recognition that the participation of young people in social, political and peace processes is crucial in order to maintain and promote peace. Yet, social, political and...
13/12 Berlin, Germany
CSPPS German member organization FriEnt , in cooperation with Forum ZFD , will host an expert meeting on Monitoring and Reporting Progress on Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG 16). The...

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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)