Platform for Dialogue and Peace (P4DP) is a Liberian Peacebuilding NGO involved in research and participatory action activities aimed at strengthening the capacities of state and non-state actors to prevent, manage and transform conflict through collaborative action. Established out of United Nations and Interpeace collaboration in 2006, P4DP became an autonomous Liberian non-governmental organization, since 2012.  As an organization committed to making Liberia become a society based on Good Governance and broader civic participation, P4DP applies Participatory Action Research (PAR) methodology in all its works. Through this approach, P4DP endeavors to see a Liberian society that is characterized by equality, social cohesion and respect for all.

P4DP has expertise in the following areas: Social Research, Natural Resource Management, Conflict prevention and Early warning, Human Rights and Rule of Laws, Human Security, Women, Peace, Development and Security, Peacebuilding and National Reconciliation, Youth vulnerability,  Children and Post conflict Development, Mediation Dialogue and Peace Education, Program Evaluation and Assessment Gender, Health, Migration and Social services.

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The mission of the African Research and Development Agency (NARDA) is to empower member NGOs by strengthening their capacities to implement programmes that effectively respond to the needs and aspiration of the Liberian people. NARDA vision is the development of accountable, people central, sustainable and transparent member NGOs partnering with communities to facilitate processes aimed at poverty reduction throughout Liberia.

The Center for Media Studies and Peace Building (CEMESP) sprang up to confront the problems that undermine unfettered media practice and free speech in conflict situations and peacebuilding processes. As such, its role has been to strengthen the work of media professionals, peace building and human rights organizations through the development of capacities to understand, anticipate, plan and forecast holistic solutions to conflicts. This aspiration is tied to the center’s mission which is to promote democratic tenets through free media, freedom of expression, peace consolidation and participatory governance. CEMESP envisions a peaceful and democratic Liberia guided by the principles of equality and respect for the rights of all citizens.

Arising out of the effects of the war on free speech, media rights and attendant human rights abuses and violations, CEMESP was primarily focus on building the capacity of media practitioners and institutions to champion advocacy for good governance in the context of  peacebuilding effort. With time there has been an increasing need to foster synergy in coalition building and networking with state and non state actors. This intuitional reflection and transitioning was tied to the fact that Liberia remains a fragile state and inclusive actions had the effect of making progress in surmounting the mammoth challenges that abound. To this end series of strategic planning efforts have evolved to broaden our institutional scope and outlook in creating space for multi stakeholder dialogues and engagement on good governance related interventions, policy reforms for freedom of expression and media rights, creating space for accountability mechanism, venturing into the environmental protection arena, building the capacity of civil  society and media to demand social and political accountability for marginalized communities to have improved service delivery and building resilience in the aftermath of the debilitating effects of Ebola and COVID. Our interventions are in many areas and they are attuned to work of the CSPPS and some of the sustainable development goals that especially have to do with reduced inequalities.

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"As a Platform CSPPS brings together a variety of civil society actors involved in peacebuilding and conflict prevention both at local, national and international levels. Through ongoing constructive engagement and partnership with duty bearers and other key stakeholder we aim to safeguard meaningful engagement and inclusion of civil society."

Peter van Sluijs
CSPPS Coordinator
Peter van Sluijs

Country Team

Focal Point Organisation
Platform for Dialogue and Peace (P4DP)

National Focal Point
James S. Shilue

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