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The Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa (CSDEA) is an independent organization that seeks to address the challenges of violence, environmental degradation, poor governance and health that are making sustainable development elusive in Africa.

 

Open Statement: High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism

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Open Statement: High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism

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Abuja Civil Society Declaration on Preventing Violent Extremism

Adopted in Abuja, Nigeria on 28 November 2017

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CSDEA Launches New Initiative to Provide Psycho-Social Support, Mentoring and Livelihoods Skills to 1000 Rape Victims and Widows in North Eastern Nigeria

The Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa (CSDEA) today launched a new initiative to empower 1000 rape victims and widows with integrated peacebuilding skills in the North Eastern region of Nigeria.

This project will renovate and equip a skills acquisition centre in Jimeta/Yola, providing psycho-social support, mentoring and livelihoods training for financial independence …

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CSPPS/CSDEA Report on the Role of Young People in Preventing Violent Extremism in the Lake Chad Basin

The threats posed by violent extremist groups have grown substantially in the countries of the Lake Chad Basin. The region which harbors about 21 million inhabitants from Cameroun, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, has some of the World’s poorest and most economically vulnerable population. To counter the narratives of violent extremist groups and change perceptions of the youth population in the Lake Chad Basin towards a culture of peace, a peacebuilding approach which seeks to address root political and socioeconomic causes of extremism became important. The United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 (UNSCR2250), adopted in 2015, requested the UN Secretary-General ‘to carry out a progress study on the youth’s positive contribution to peace processes and conflict resolution, in order to recommend effective responses at local, national and international levels’.

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UN Security Resolution Launch

Launch of UNSCR 2250 in Nigeria

Download the Report of the Launch of UNSCR 2250 in Nigeria.

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2016 International Day of Peace Statement

Embracing the New Global Framework for Peace
A shared statement by peacebuilding organizations
International Day of Peace, 21 September 2016

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Youth Action Agenda to Prevent Violent Extremism and Promote Peace

Youth Action Agenda to Prevent Violent Extremism and Promote Peace. Produced at the Global Youth Summit Against Violent Extremism. New York City . September 28, 2015.

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Commonwealth Youth Forum Declaration, Malta, 21-25 November 2015.

Commonwealth Youth Forum Declaration, Malta, 21-25 November 2015: Declaration by the Young People of the Commonwealth.

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AMMAN Youth Declaration On Youth Peace and Security

Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security: AMMAN Youth Declaration On Youth Peace and Security Adopted in Amman, Jordan on 22 August 2015.

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2015 International Day of Peace Statement

Facing the Challenge of Peace: A shared statement by Peace building organization on the International Day of Peace. 21st September 2015.

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TACKLING AND PREVENTING EBOLA WHILE BUILDING PEACE AND SOCIETAL RESILIENCE: Lessons and Priorities for Action from Civil Society in Ebola-affected New Deal Countries

TACKLING AND PREVENTING EBOLA WHILE BUILDING PEACE AND SOCIETAL RESILIENCE:
Lessons and Priorities for Action from Civil Society in Ebola-affected New Deal Countries

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Managing Conflict Between Farmers And Pastoralists In Benue State, Nigeria – Ephraim Gbaka

Conflicts between pastoralists and farmers are not restricted to Benue State, Nigeria. These conflicts occur in several other sub-Saharan Africa Countries

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Mediating – Trauma Considerations for Peace and Reconcialition-Wendy Wood, PhD

An ancient adage reflecting the ways in which we gain wisdom states that we learn through noble reflection, the simplicity of imitation, and the bitterness of experience. This is particularly true when we work with those who have been affected by war, violence, natural disaster and the many traumatic experiences that surround our world.

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Restorative Justice In The Neighborhood Courts Of San Francisco, California – Susan Stone

A man is arrested for beating his wife. A woman is arrested for stealing clothing from a store. A neighbor slashes the car tires of another neighbor. A student sets a school on fire. A drug user destroys public property and has no memory of it. These are but a few of the 650 Criminal cases that have come before the Neighborhood Courts of San Francisco this year.

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Addressing The Boko Haram Scourge Through Dialogue and Civic Education – Theophilus Ekpon

Is a military campaign alone winning the battle or is there a need to adopt an integrated approach that rigorously promotes civic education on a culture of peace, and dialogue?

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Global Civil Society Statement: No Target Met Unless Met For All

Inequalities are not an inevitable outcome of development progress. If we are to recognize the truly transformative potential of the new sustainable development framework we must embed equity at its core.
No one must be left behind by virtue of their gender, age, disability, income, geography or ethnicity.
We, the undersigned organizations, urge the United Nations Secretary General to include an explicit commitment in his Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda that no target should be considered met unless it is met for all social and economic groups.

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