Who we are

CSPPS is a member-led global network that coordinates and supports civil society participation in the International dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS) and related policy processes.

The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) is a member-led international network composed of civil society actors, practitioners, experts and academics from the Global South and Global North who work together on conflict and crisis prevention, peacebuilding and statebuilding in over 27 fragile and conflict-affected countries (FCAS). First hosted and coordinated by Interpeace, and now by Cordaid, CSPPS has been acting since 2011 as the central platform where civil society ideas are generated, where progress with regard to the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSG) is discussed, and where consensus is sought on the course of action to be taken with respect to the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS).



At CSPPS, we strive for international collaboration that brings sustainable peace and inclusive development for all.



To strengthen the voice and capacity of society to effectively engage in, and influence, peacebuilding and statebuilding as a critical contribution to crisis prevention and sustainable peace and development for all.

Theory of Change CSPPS

Theory of Change

If we shape and influence global and national structures and processes to address sources of destructive conflict and to build resilience, then countries and their citizens will be less likely to resort to violent conflict because they will have means to manage their grievances and build the quality of their lives.



  1. Strengthening and broadening civil society engagement and inclusion in peacebuilding, statebuilding and crisis prevention
  2. Influencing prevention, peacebuilding, statebuilding and development policies at all levels
  3. Shaping and infusing the IDPS, the SDGs and humanitarian processes with peacebuilding values


How the Platform Works

The Platform is made of a Core Group, an Executive Committee and a Secretariat. The CSPPS Secretariat coordinates and supports civil society participation in the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS).

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