Peace is for Everyone: Bangsamoro stories of hope, survival, pain and resilience

Peace is for Everyone, authored by the Institute of Bangsamoro Studies (IBS) – a Mindanao-based non-governmental research institution – gathers the experiences of over 300 men and women in Maguindanao, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Marawi, Iligan, Cotabato and Isabela. Weaved together, these individual stories provide a collective account of the Bagsamoro people over the past decades of conflict, their views on the present situation, as well as their hopes for the future. The book will be officially launched on July 12 in Marawi City and July 13 in Cotabato City.

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small cover HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE THE GPH-NDFP PEACE PROCESS - COVER copyHow do you solve a problem like the GPH-NDFP Peace Process? Paradigm shifts for 2016 and beyond
How do you end a protracted, seemingly intractable, conflict that has lasted for more than 40 years? And how do you do it in a context of exhaustion and disillusion? This collection of articles by Judge Sol Santos, presents a thoughtful analysis of the peace process between the Government of the Philippines and the CPP-NPA-NDFP over the last decade. They propose alternative solutions to on-going challenges whilst highlighting the role of civil society and affected communities.

Building Infrastructures for Peace: The Role of Liaison Offices in Myanmar’s Peace Process
Based on CPCS observations and interviews with over 100 liaison office staff, this paper provides an analysis of liaison offices in the scope of the larger peace process to provoke insights on how liaison offices can work. It concludes with a series of recommendations for providing greater support to liaison offices so they can fulfill their potential as effective structural supports of peace in Myanmar.


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The overarching framework for CPCS’ approach is anchored on the principles of demand-driven interventions that address the requirements of the stakeholders and the underlying causes of the conflict:


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Towards national reconciliation: A peace museum for Cambodians

CPCS is in the process of establishing the Cambodia Peace Museum, an educational and experiential space geared towards supporting a wider national healing process – one which highlights the resilience of Cambodia’s people in transforming conflict and overcoming adversity, as well as the nation’s potential as a peacebuilding learning centre for it’s regional neighbours.



noah presentationThe Applied Conflict Transformation Studies (ACTS) Master’s Programme is unique in the field of conflict transformation though its utilization of a hybrid academic-practitioner perspective.

The part-time programme, provided in partnership with Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, offers a thorough, rigorous, dynamic and state-of-the-art approach, drawing on the latest developments in the field and contextual peace practices throughout Asia.


People-vectorThe East West Management Institute (EWMI) is accepting donations for the Cambodia Peace Museum on behalf of CPCS.