Collaborative Partnerships to Establish Peace and Social Cohesion in the Central African Republic

  • Palo Alto University 1791 Arastradero Road Palo Alto, California 94304 USA

Hosted By: Palo Alto University

Co-Hosted By: Aegis Trust

The Central African Republic experiences continued political instability and intermittent armed conflict. Decades of poverty and brutality have created an environment of fear and violence that threatens the security and future of its residents.  Palo Alto University and Aegis Trust are part of a consortium that is funded by USAID and international private donor partners and includes the Central African Interreligious Platform, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Islamic Relief Worldwide, World Vision International, and Groupement Interprofessionnel de CentrAfrique (GICA). The goal of the consortium is to mobilize resources and design and deliver a range of programs and services that support Central African institutions in asserting their leadership role in building peace in CAR, strengthen livelihood security as a foundation for peace, and provide trauma-healing and peace-education programs as a means to facilitate social cohesion. 

As part of this effort, we are bringing together people who want to share their ideas, experiences, and insights about how these goals might be achieved.  The roundtable program will include a brief presentation followed by an informal and interactive discussion of the topics.  The venue offers a forum to identify potential collaborations on current and future projects to achieve the consortium’s goals.  This inaugural event will be the start of a series of smaller workshops and meetings that will be held throughout the year.

Roundtable Goals:

  • Provide an overview of trauma-healing and peace-education programs, to be implemented and evaluated in the Central African Republic during the next two years.
  • Bring interested students, faculty, and other stakeholders together to provide background information and start a dialogue about ways to manifest goals identified by the CAR Interfaith Peacebuilding Partnership (CIPP). 

Register:

There is no fee to register.  Registration is required to attend the roundtable as seating is limited.  Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration on the day of the event will be permitted on a space-available basis beginning 30 minutes before the event.  To register, please click on the link below: