Our Mission

The PPP’s mission is to convene groups of local citizens in fragile states where clearly identified situations threaten to lead to political violence, and to encourage and assist these citizens in their efforts to bring about peaceful solutions. In promoting locally-driven and inclusive approaches to peacebuilding, our goals are twofold. First, we seek to reduce the likelihood of political violence and contribute to lasting peace. Second, we seek to add to the body of knowledge in this field by documenting and disseminating our work to practitioners and scholars alike.

We do this by:

Facilitating the convening of groups of local leaders in West Africa and Central America and giving them the opportunity to do what they believe will be most effective in averting widespread political violence that threatens to erupt in the near future. These groups may be newly formed or pre-established groups of local leaders.

  • Attending to the local context in designing and executing our approach to violence prevention.
  • Compiling and documenting information on our operations and analyzing their effectiveness.
  • Disseminating information on our projects and their impact for both the academic community and wider audiences. We share both successes and failures.
  • Taking action and contributing to violence prevention in tangible ways.

PPP seeks to facilitate a context-sensitive approach that is designed and executed by local citizens to prevent political violence in West Africa and Central America. Further, we disseminate information about our approach and impacts to provide resources for as many scholars and practitioners as possible.

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