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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...