THEMATIC AREAS

The Conflict Prevention and Peace building activities of CPPBI cover four broad areas of intervention: Equitable Socio-Economic Development, Good Governance, the Reform of Security and Justice Institutions and Truth and Reconciliation Processes - which are subsumed under its five core programs: CTRP, PEAP, SAP, LEP and CEP. Conflict prevention activities share the goal of averting the outbreak of violence. Peace building work focuses on reducing or ending violent conflict and/or promoting a culture of peace. A few examples, amongst many, of activities that are carried out by the organization under its various programs include police training in human rights, bias-reduction education, or a road construction project involving opposing groups. An indicative list of work themes within these four major areas of focus - which are geared towards transforming attitudes, structures, relationships and behaviours - is detailed below.

SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Balanced Physical Reconstruction
  • Sound and Equitable Economic Management
  • Equitable Distribution of Development Benefits
  • Gender Equality
  • Youth Engagement
  • Equitable Access to Services
  • Repatriation/Reintegration of Displaced Persons
  • Sustainable Use of (and equal access to) Natural Resources

GOOD GOVERNANCE

  • Civil Society Development
  • Freedom of Expression, Association and the Press
  • Democratization
  • Media Development
  • Power Sharing
  • Participatory Processes
  • Improved Access
  • Job creation
  • Electoral Processes
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Anti-corruption and Good Governance Programs
  • Human Rights Protection
  • Rule of Law

REFORM OF JUSTICE AND SECURITY INSTITUTIONS

  • Security Sector Reform (Police, Military, Intelligence)
  • Small Arms and Light Weapons Reduction
  • Non-violent Accompaniment
  • Community Policing
  • Provision of Early Warning
  • Peace keeping
  • Non-Violent Observers
  • Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Combatants
  • De-mining

CULTURE OF JUSTICE, TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

  • Enhancing, Non-violent Dispute Resolution Systems
  • Dialogue Among Conflicting Groups
  • Prejudice Reduction or Diversity Training
  • Trauma Healing
  • Conflict Resolution Skills Training
  • Peace Education and Advocacy
  • Transitional Justice
  • War Crimes Trials
  • Reparations