CSPPS Annual Report 2015: Towards Peaceful and Inclusive Societies
The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) is the South-North non-governmental coalition of peacebuilding organizations that coordinates and supports Civil Society participation in the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS). The Platform gathers representatives from more than twenty-five countries. The mandate of CSPPS is to strengthen the voice and capacity of society to effectively engage in, and influence, the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding process to bring results to all. This mandate is based on an agreed upon vision of wanting to see international collaboration that brings sustainable peace and inclusive development for all.
In 2015, CSPPS has invested time in advocacy processes surrounding the post 2015 processes i.e. concerted actions leading towards the adoption of Goal 16 (one of the 17 Global Goals endorsed by the United Nations in September 2015); the Platform ensured that CS was appropriately recognized in the NDIR to share best practices and lessons learned from a CS perspective at country level. Furthermore, the Platform authored a landmark report on Ebola shifting perceptions from Ebola being only a humanitarian crisis to a Peace and Security related crisis; the Platform supported CS participation in the New Deal evaluation in selected case countries. The Platform strengthened the CSPPS Country Teams by providing peer support toward solidifying CS-participation in policy processes and further building advocacy capacities of CS-partners in peacebuilding and statebuilding processes.