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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...

Consolidating a Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

20 October 2017 From left to right: Mr. BOBI Alphonse , Chairman of FNDP Board, Dr. YEO Nahoua ; Chief of Staff in the Ministry of Planning and Development; Mr. CISSE Marcelin , Director General of Strategy and Aid Coordination, New Deal Focal Point ...

Young People Preventing Violent Extremism in the Lake Chad Basin

20 October 2017 Threats posed by violent extremist groups has grown substantially in the countries of the Lake Chad Basin. The region which harbors about 21 million inhabitants from Cameroun, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, has some of the World's poorest and most...

Partnership for peace, dignity for all

21 September 2017 The International Day of Peace is observed around the world each year on 21 September. The United Nations has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme of this year's...

Cementing Partnerships to Address Vulnerabilities

31 August 2017 A Fragility Assessment was held in the Union of the Comoros, starting from 21 to 23 June 2017 in Anjouan, from 29 June to 1st July 2017 in Mohéli and from mid-August in Grande Comore. This tripartite exercise, which brought together Government...

A Role for Youth in Promoting Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

24 July 2017 New York, 19 July – ‘The Role of Young People in Promoting Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies', a side event co-organised by the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding ( CSPPS ), UNDP , UNPBSO , Cordaid , Search for Common...

Dreaming about Peace in the Central African Republic

14 June 2017 Following the recent signing of the National Recovery and Peacebuilding Plan (RCPCA), the Central African Republic (CAR) finds itself today at the doorstep to embark on a challenging process that is set to propel the country out of fragility...

Nigeria Discusses International Dialogue Membership

19 May 2017 The Federal Government of Nigeria in partnership with the CSPPS Country Team in Nigeria organized a well-attended and successful consultative conference on 11th May 2017 focusing on  the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding...

Exploring Potentials for the Implementation of New Deal and IDPS Principles in Nigeria

11 May 2017       On 11 May 2017, a multi-stakeholder conference on the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS) is scheduled to take place in Abuja, Nigeria. The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and...

An Empowered and Robust Civil Society for an Inclusive Validation of Guinea Bissau Fragility Assessment

30 March 2017 As part of the New Deal implementation and strengthening of civil society organizations (CSOs) role in Guinea-Bissau, Voz di Paz in collaboration with the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) organized a training...

Comoros - Coalesce Civil Society Coalition for Greater Coordination

27 March 2017   Photo Credit:  CSPPS Secretariat   A CSPPS team composed of Peter van Sluijs (Coordinator of the CSPPS Secretariat) and Georges Tshionza Mata (Regional Coordinator of PREGESCO and CSPPS Focal Point in the...

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...

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...

Confronting challenges towards a more resilient future: Brussels Conference for the Central African Republic

17 November 2016 Location: Brussels Over the last years the Central African Republic (CAR) has made considerable progress and the country has displayed a strong commitment and willingness to embark on a pathway towards stability, recovery and development...

Building sustainable peace requires active youth involvement

30 October 2016 Nigeria launches United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250     The Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa (CSDEA) in collaboration with the Global Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding...

Focal Points training workshop on the implementation of the New Deal in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

19 October 2016 CSPPS Country Team in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo organized a training workshop for DRC Provincial Civil Society Focal points on Assessments of Fragility Risks . The workshop was held from 18 to 21 July 2016 in Kinshasa aiming at...
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