WELCOME TO CENTRE FOR PEACE ADVANCEMENT IN NIGERIA

The Centre for Peace Advancement in Nigeria (CEPAN) works to create peaceful communities in Nigeria by promoting peacebuilding and development through dialogue, conciliation services, training, research and disseminating accurate and reliable information on peace and development.

The goals of the organisation include:

  • Strengthening local capacities for sustainable peace and development in communities.

  • The promotion of peaceful coexistence and harmony among people of diverse ethnic and religious affiliations in communities.

  • Promoting peace education among children and young people in school and out of school.

  • Empowerment of women and youth for effective negotiation, dialogue and mediation.

  • Producing research and documentation.

  • Reducing poverty through the promotion of good governance.

NETWORKING/PARTNERSHIP

The organization has good working relationship with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Nigeria, Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos; Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Movement (JPRM), TEKAN Peace Desk, APURIMAC, Office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Peacebuilding and Conflict Management and Centre for Conflict Management and Peace Studies of the University of Jos. This goes to demonstrate CEPAN’s networking capacity for and the confidence and integrity it has earned over time among social development practitioners in Plateau state and beyond. CEPAN believes that no one organization can work alone and make greater import in the society. Therefore, the organization has always networked, partnered and collaborated with individuals, groups and other organizations with similar objectives for the purpose of attaining sustainable peace and development in the communities. In other words, the organization has good working experience of collaborating, partnering or networking with both local and international organizations that are passionate about social development – promotion of peace, development and democracy in Nigeria. Under the first and second phases of the strategic peace programme in plateau state, CEPAN established a 30-member interfaith peace teams in 9 selected local governments in the state. These peace teams were trained in the rudiments of conflict transformation, peacebuilding and conflict early warning and early response (EWER) aimed at building their capacity to effectively promote and foster peaceful coexistence, understanding and respect for values. The empowerment of these community members in conflict management was a deliberate action to make communities participate and own the project.

ABOUT

Centre for Peace Advancement in Nigeria (CEPAN) is an interfaith, not for-profit making, non-governmental organization established in February 2004. The organization came about as a result of response to the plethora of sectarian violent conflicts in Nigeria by a group of peace-building practitioners.  These concern people have actively been involved in peace work for so many years working especially with different Christian Faith-Based Organizations to promote peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Christians in Plateau state and Nigeria. The organization aims at strengthening the values of peace, mutual understanding and tolerance among the diverse ethnic and religious groups in Nigeria. CEPAN was registered in 2006 by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria as an interfaith, not-for-profit making, and non-governmental organization. The Centre for Peace Advancement in Nigeria (CEPAN) works to create peaceful communities in Nigeria by promoting peacebuilding and development through dialogue, conciliation services, training, research and disseminating accurate and reliable information on peace and development.

LATEST NEWS

Posted December, 10 2020

AWARENESS CREATION ON COVID-19

S.H.A.R.E Foundation and CEPAN in collaboration with KINJIR Foundation carried out sensitization and awareness creation on the Global COVID-19 Pandemic in Madagali LGA Adamawa State

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Posted December, 10 2020

 

CEPAN SIGNS PARTNERESHIP

 

PLAN INTERNATIONAL NIGERIA Signs Partnership agreement with Centre for Peace Advancement In Nigeria (CEPAN) on  1st July, 2020 to Implement NIGERIA MIDDLE BELT STATES YOUTH PEACE BUILDING ACADEMY (PSYPA) Targeted communities are Yelwa in Shendam, Jos Jarawa in Jos North, Daffo in Bokkos, Mangu town in Mangu and Rukuba in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State

Posted December, 10 2020

 

TEENS ON STAGE 2020

Secondary School Cultural dance, Peace advocacy and National Patriotism Drama competition tagged "MY CULTURE FOR PEACE"

Posted December, 10 2020

 

G-10 TRANSFORMATION 2020

Members of G-10 Transformation undergoing empowerment training as part of the transformation process supported by S.H.A.R.E Foundation and CEPAN

Posted December, 10 2020

 

YOUTH PEACE ACADEMY

Youth Peace Academy commemorate 2020 International Youth Day with interactive sessions on the 2020 theme "YOUTH ENGAGEMENT FOR GLOBAL ACTION"

Posted December, 10 2020

 

JUSTICE AND SECURITY DIALOGUE

Advocacy Skills Training for Jos North LGA Justice and Security Dialogue  (JSD)  members 2020. Supported by United State Institute of Peace (USIP), West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) and CEPAN

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