To The Center for Peace, Conflict and Elections- CPCE. A Nonpartisan, Applied Research and Policy Think-Do Tank.

The Center for Peace, Conflict and Elections serves as a forum for ideas, research, policy analysis, programmatic service delivery and the exchange of ideas so as to enhance global citizen self-actualization, well-being and progression.

The Problem

Despite significant international efforts and funding directed towards peacebuilding, governance, and sustainable development in fragile and conflict-affected states, persistent fragility and instability continue to hamper progress. This is indicative of a gap in the effectiveness of existing approaches, including duplication of efforts, insufficient coordination, and a lack of context-specific solutions. The absence of integrated strategies that address interconnected challenges exacerbates the situation, resulting in limited impact and sustainability of interventions. Local actors often lack the capacity and resources to effectively address these complex issues on their own, further perpetuating the cycle of fragility and instability.

The Solution

The Center for Peace, Conflict and Elections (CPCE) strives to catalyze impactful change through collaboration, innovation, and capacity-building. CPCE recognizes that addressing the root causes of fragility and instability requires a multi-faceted approach that leverages local knowledge, expertise, and resources, while also integrating global best practices and insights. To achieve this, CPCE conducts programmes such as the CPCE Think-Do Tank Forums, The Policy Hub, System Design Thinking and Modelling Innovation Center, and the Community Impact Electoral System (CIES). CPCE operates through a network of partnerships with local NGOs and communities, ensuring a bottom-up approach that is contextually relevant and sustainable.

What We Do

At the core of our strategies are System Design Thinking and Modeling, Effective Altruism, Applied Research and Praxis. And through Cause Candidate Research and Analysis, CPCE has identified and selected the following key thematic areas:

Peacebuilding and Governance

CPCE addresses the global challenge of achieving sustainable peace and governance by focusing on strategic peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and local democracy. The gap lies in the lack of comprehensive strategies integrating these elements. CPCE aims to fill this void through research, program implementation, and idea exchange to provide holistic solutions.

Research and Policy Impact

The gap in global governance and policy lies in the disconnect between research, policy advocacy, and capacity building. CPCE aims to bridge this by conducting impactful research, engaging in policy advocacy, and providing targeted capacity-building initiatives. This approach seeks to enhance the influence of research on global policymaking.

Global Resilience and Risk Mitigation

CPCE recognizes the need for an integrated approach to address global challenges like AI ethics, disasters, and climate change. The gap is in the isolation of these challenges. CPCE’s approach involves integrating AI ethics, disaster preparedness, and climate change within a unified framework to enhance global resilience and mitigate associated risks.

Integrated and Anticipatory Crisis Response and Management

CPCE addresses the complexity of crises by focusing on an integrated approach to crisis response and management. This includes humanitarian aid relief, WASH programs, livelihoods, and stabilization projects. The gap lies in overlooking the interconnected nature of crises. CPCE’s holistic approach aims to enhance the effectiveness of crisis response efforts and contribute to long-term stability.

Community Stabilization

Amidst the challenges of violence, civil wars, and displacement crises, communities often face multi-dimensional instability, eroding essential societal structures. CPCE identifies this gap and implements locally driven programming to prevent, mitigate, and reduce these drivers. Our initiatives include community-based planning, reconciliation, livelihood restoration, and social cohesion efforts. By addressing these issues, CPCE aims to foster stability at the local level, facilitating a transition out of crisis towards sustainable development.

Sustainable Development

CPCE focuses on the challenge of achieving sustainable development by integrating humanitarian and development contexts. The gap lies in the failure to unite these efforts. CPCE addresses this by combining humanitarian aid relief, sustainable environmental conservation, and the promotion of renewable energy and green technologies for a more integrated and sustainable development agenda.

Our Key Approaches

CPCE – Our Core Principles:

The Center for Peace, Conflict and Elections conducts balanced and objective research, education, capacity building and programmatic service delivery with utmost good faith, respect, accountability and professionalism. We are guided by the following core principles;

CPCE Evolves and Adapts to the Distinct and Divergent Field Scenarios.

Our efforts to prevent, mitigate, resolve, and create durable solutions are based on empirical evidence that has been meticulously examined for impact.

CPCE is Guided by Research, Effective Altruism, Praxis and System Design Thinking and Modelling Approaches.

Through Effective Altruism and System Design Thinking and Modelling, we offer practical, sustainable and durable solutions. The system design thinking and modelling is essentially tailored to understand, design, strategise and give an output to specific program, entity, government and institutional needs.

CPCE Researches, Innovates, Learns and Shares Credible Policy Frameworks and Guidelines.

We try out novel approaches to problems, incorporate what we’ve learned into future projects, and develop our skills, approaches, experiences, and resources with others to help them create sustainable solutions.

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CPCE – Our Values

The CPCE strives to achieve sustainable solutions to divergent issues and concerns through objective, inclusive and humane strategies. We are guided by the following values:

  • Nonpartisanship
  • Accountability
  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Respect

CPCE Thinks BIGGER but Acts Locally.

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Work Hours
Monday to Friday: 8AM - 5PM
Weekend: 10AM - 3PM