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Thematic areas

Conflict prevention and early warning
Mediation & Dialogue
Peace education
Transitional justice and reconciliation

Association Burkinabè pour la Promotion de la Parenté à Plaisanterie (AB3P, English: Burkinabe Association for the Promotion of Cousinage) was founded in 1998, in order to help build peace via the West African custom of parenté à plaisanterie. It helps to promote and protect the custom through:

  • Original research on the custom and its transmission to future generations.
  • Strengthening national unity by organising socio-cultural and educational activities related to parenté à plaisanterie.
  • Organising debates and conferences to increase awareness and knowledge of this aspect of Burkinabe culture.
  • Integrate parenté à plaisanterie as an area of Burkinabe expertise in conflict prevention and management.
AB3P has organised several panels and annual days of celebration of the parenté à plaisanterie custom. It has also organised a workshop on the role of the media in conflict prevention.

Principal projects

  • Organisation of a workshop on the role of civil society in peacebuilding. 42 people took part; the project had a budget of $6,700.
  • Creation of a cultural foundation and institutional framework for the promotion of peacebuilding and parenté à plaisanterie alliances in West Africa.

Last updated: November 2014