Afghanistan-Pakistan Regional Project

Establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan remains an immediate challenge for the international community. The Afghanistan-Pakistan Regional Project (APRP) utilizes subject-matter expertise and extensive networks to support efforts to achieve greater stability in Afghanistan and the region. Through a blend of structured dialogues, applied research, and strategic outreach, APRP works on many of the most pressing problems facing Afghanistan and the surrounding region—from reconciliation to security to regional cooperation.

Congo Research Group

Congo Research Group (CRG) is an independent, non-profit research project dedicated to understanding the violence that affects millions of Congolese.  It carries out rigorous research on different aspects of the conflict. Its first report, for example, investigated who is behind a series of massacres in the Beni region, while others reports look at links between elections and conflict, and at armed groups in the Kivus region. All of its research is informed by deep historical and social knowledge of the problem at hand, and it often invests months of field research, speaking with hundreds of people to produce a report. Based at CIC, the CRG publishes in English and French.

Humanitarian Crises

CIC’s Humanitarian Crises program, building on two decades of work to advance peace, justice, and inclusion, focuses on two main areas:

  • The humanitarian-development-peace nexus
  • Rights and responsibilities within the global refugee regime

In both areas, we seek to fill important gaps in strategic and policy analysis at the global and country levels. We achieve this by focusing on the links between protracted crisis and inequitable development in countries affected by conflict and fragility.

Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

The Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies is a group of member states, international organizations, global partnerships, and other partners. The group is convened by the governments of Brazil, Switzerland, and Sierra Leone, and supported by the Center on International Cooperation.

The Pathfinders have developed the Roadmap for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, which is also available in French, Spanish, and Portuguese. The roadmap, which covers all of 2030 Agenda targets for peaceful, just and inclusive societies (SDG16+), was launched at a side event to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Prevention and Peacebuilding

Building on two decades of CIC work to improve international responses to preventing conflict and building peace, the Prevention and Peacebuilding program provides innovative, policy-relevant, and real-time evidence and arguments for advancing the chances for sustainable peace.