Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute: A Resource for Peacebuilders in Asia
The Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI) is an Asian training institute grounded in the Mindanao, Philippines context using models developed and adapted for and by Asians. MPI is a resource for peacebuilders: providing skills, conducting research, and building solidarity within the Conflict Transformation Framework.
MPI was established in the year 2000 through the collective effort of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to bring together peacebuilders of diverse cultures from the Asia-Pacific Region to participate in its annual peacebuilding training. Since its inception, MPI has been a meeting point of peacebuilders from countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, Fiji Islands, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste, USA, the Philippines and other countries.
In its desire to be a wellspring of peace processes and initiatives, MPI has created a space where peacebuilders meet in mind, heart, and spirit to keep abreast of the challenges which the issues of peace and justice present. In a professional and personal way, MPI, through its programs, offers opportunities by which the journey of peace becomes real in the lives of peacebuilders.
For as long as stories of peace unfold and deterrents to peace exist, MPI stands on its ground as an institution facilitating empowering processes by which peace is celebrated and lived.
Just and peaceful communities in Asia-Pacific.
MPI seeks to deepen commitment to justice and peace; respect for human rights; and dialogue and solidarity among individuals, institutions, and communities.
Individuals, institutions, and communities empowered as catalysts for peace and social transformation.
- To educate, train, and build capacities of individuals and their institutions in the field of peacebuilding.
- To refine learning, enhance knowledge, and share materials related to peacebuilding.
- To create space and connect people from diverse sectors to build a critical mass of peacebuilders to promote justpeace.