It is now 2020, and the world is still struggling to achieve peace. But, a small yet committed and dedicated group of peacebuilders envisions having just and peaceful communities in Asia-Pacific and beyond. For two decades, the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI) from Davao City, Mindanao—their island home in the Philippines—has been gathering together peacebuilders from all corners of the globe. MPI does this so that these peacebuilders can become empowered as catalysts, bringing about positive change and social transformation in their communities. Today, MPI stands fast in creating safe spaces for mutual learning and exchange, opening more and more hearts and minds to the possibility of peace in our lifetime throughout the world.
The Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI) is an Asian training institute grounded in the Mindanao, Philippines, context that provides a space for people of diverse backgrounds to gather together, share and learn in a safe environment where all viewpoints are encouraged and respected. MPI is a resource for peacebuilders: providing skills, conducting research and building solidarity within the Asia-Pacific Region.
MPI creates 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 and their communities.
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.
Education, Training and Building Capacities of Individuals and their Institutions in the Field of Peacebuilding
Refining Learning, Enhancing Knowledge, and Sharing Materials related to Peacebuilding
One step, two steps, then, I stopped and looked around inside the airport, feeling nervous. Can I do this? Can I manage to travel alone and navigate a foreign country? Can I communicate clearly so that they can understand me? Will I be able to make friends? Will I be able to participate in the training as I had hoped? These were just a few of the questions that ran through my mind during my trip t...Read More
We note that the al-shabaab as a body operative, is slowly metamorphosing from the older narrative of an Islamo-organon, with aims of creating an Islamic constituent domain or state, for extending Islam. It seems to be moving out of its ideology in radicalizing for extremism, towards becoming an informal out-of -the-book type of economic-dragon with new aims. This shift also seems to be in some of its sections or factions within its leadership. In that connection, some al-shabaab factions seem to be shifting their actions as means for wealth, ...Read More
Peace Channel in commemorating the Foundation Day cum 13th Peace Knit Fest on 21st September 2020 at North East Institute of Social Sciences and Research (NEISSR) Conference Hall, Dimapur Nagaland conferred Ms. Seno Tsuhah as Peace Awardee 2020 for her contributions towards addressing issues of Women Rights, good Governance, Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Livelihood in Nagaland. Seno Tsuhah is a member of North East Network, a women’s rights organization in NER India. She has 20 years of experience working with grassroots communities of Nagaland particularly women, in mobilizing a...Read More
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