Who are we?

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N'Zarama Center for Peacebuilding (NCP) is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Abidjan, Côte d'ivoire. Its conception is given impetus by the urgent need for long-terra evidenced based policy approaches for the achievement of development goals and the consolidation of peace in Africa.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

N'Zarama Center for Peacebuilding was established to offer high quality and professional cutting-edge peacebuilding, women empowerment, youth, and leadership development programs on the African continent, through social research, capacity building, entrepreneurial and technological skills development.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

The specific objectives of NCP are:

• To build capacity for leaders, women and youth through leadership training, evidenced based policy advocacy, networking, and outreach activities;

• To provide cutting-edge evidenced based policy prescriptions for development objectives across sectors;

• To contribute and assist in the peaceful resolution of conflicts at regional, sub-regional, national and local levels;

• To provide a research based framework for addressing the sustainable development goals (SDG) challenges in Africa;

• To generate effective strategies and action plans that can be implemented by respective governments, concerned regional and international organisations, as well as civil society actors.

Research: Conducting research on various development issues (health, poverty, climate change, demography, economic and political issues), producing publications and disseminating findings to relevant stakeholders for policy action. Research findings form the basis of advocacy for development and peace.

Capacity Development and Training: Conducting training sessions or short courses for development actors from regional, sub-regional organisations, governments, NGOs, local leaders, youth, women and grassroots groups. During these trainings, participants are empowered with the necessary skills, motivation and information to confront development challenges in their communities and mainstream development and peace into their various programs and policies. Capacity building for organisations and government departments focusing on poverty reduction, employment creation and economic development is a priority.

Development: Mainstreaming peacebuilding (with focus on issues of transitional justice and reconciliation) in the conception, implementation and evaluation of development projects such as income generation, poverty reduction, education initiatives, etc. The basis of all development activities is anchored in evidence collected from research.

Public Policy and Advocacy: NCP seeks to influence policies of various African and international institutions so that they may become sensitive and responsive to the imperative of development and peace. The aim is to ensure that any design of policy considers the nexus between development and peace, which is guided by evidence from cutting-edge social research.

Strategic Partnerships: This component involves forming alliances with partners that work in similar fields of development. To enhance coordination of programs, promote greater outreach as well as avoid duplication, NCP works with likeminded institutions from within and outside Africa.