Contact this organisation

Badalabougou-Est, Av. de l’UA, Rue 27, Porte 357
+223 20 22 18 48/ 76 02 42 80

Documents

Financial report: Rapport audit 2015 Download
Financial report: Rapport audit 2014 Download
Financial report: Rapport audit 2013 Download
Annual report: Rapport d'activité 2017 Download
Annual report: Rapport d'activité 2015 Download
Annual report: Rapport d'activité 2013 - 2014 Download
Annual report: Rapport d'activité 2016 Download

Thematic areas

Mediation & Dialogue
Peace education
Research

Interpeace and its local partner, the Malian Institute for Research-Action for Peace (IMRAP) aim to help establish a culture of dialogue that is inclusive, participatory and constructive. This programme aims to restore and strengthen trust between different segments and levels of Malian society and to jointly address current and future challenges to peace and social cohesion.

Through long-term commitment, local ownership, inclusiveness, justice, representation and active participation of all stakeholders, the programme aims to contribute to:

  • Identify challenges and opportunities for peace and social cohesion;
  • Developing consensual, tailor-made and sustainable solutions to current and future challenges to peace and social cohesion;
  • Rebuilding trust within and between communities by creating sustainable spaces for dialogue between different components of society; and
  • By defining a common vision for a common future for Mali that transcends all divisions.

Principles of Interpeace Peacebuilding

As a peacebuilder, Interpeace's role is to contribute to the development of local and national capacities for peace - political and social institutions of values and attitudes, relationships and social processes - all necessary to overcome the dynamics of conflict that lead to polarization, violence and destruction.

Peace must be locally owned

Local ownership begins by ensuring that peacebuilding priorities are determined locally. If local groups and populations are included in defining the problem, they can be engaged in taking ownership of solutions as well. PI works on the basis that if people feel that peace belongs to them, they are more likely to take personal responsibility for preventing its collapse. In this way, every citizen becomes a peacekeeper and peace becomes sustainable.

Reaching out to all parties in the process

Participatory processes are at the heart of Interpeace's approach to peacebuilding. By reaching out to all relevant groups in society in the dialogue and priority-setting process, actors from each social group are instilled with a sense of responsibility for the reconstruction and reconciliation process. By adopting a comprehensive approach, they enable societies to find compromises and develop constructive relations between all sectors and levels of society.

At the heart of the challenge is trust

Interpeace sees confidence building as at the heart of peacebuilding. Trust cannot be taxed, imported or purchased. It emerges slowly and is built through collective engagement on issues large and small. Trust is also built through a constant commitment to a common vision and is the most difficult outcome to achieve. More than infrastructure revitalization or government presence, trust is the glue that holds societies together in an intangible but essential way. It is trust that gives institutions their legitimacy and helps individuals and groups to remain engaged as a society builds lasting peace.

Peacebuilding is a long-term commitment

Interpeace is committed to societies that accompany it along the often long and bumpy road to peace. Supporting local efforts must be patient, adaptable and consistent. There are no shortcuts or quick fixes. Recognizing that the process of overcoming distrust and deep divisions can be difficult, Interpeace aims to give local actors the tools to establish independent peacebuilding institutions, which continue to address root causes of conflict and promote long-term peace.

Process issues

Interpeace puts as much effort into what needs to be done to enable a society to build peace in terms of how the process is approached. The focus must be not only on the ultimate goal of peacebuilding, but also on the process that will lead to a sustainable peace.

Consolidating the foundations of a society that is divided is not the same as usual. Mistrust tends to be deeply rooted. Every major issue is explosive, political and urgent. Because of this urgency, the tendency is to provide technical solutions to problems rather than seeking comprehensive solutions to complex problems. How the process is managed and how commitment from all sides is made will largely determine the success of an initiative.

IMRAP address

The Institut Malien de Recherche-Action pour la Paix (IMRAP) is an association under Malian law, created on 31 October 2013 following the multifaceted crises (particularly security and institutional) that Mali experienced in 2012. Its creation receipt is number 0590/G-DB. IMRAP is located on the Avenue de l'Union Africaine in the Badalabougou-Est district, 27 rue 27 porte 357 Bamako, Mali - Phone: +223 20 22 18 48 - E-mail: info@imrap-mali.org - Website: www.imrap-mali.org

Last updated: December 2019

How you can help

How to make a donation

IMRAP is Interpeace's operational partner in Mali. The two organizations work in partnership on joint projects. However, each partner can work on other projects with other partners as each enjoys full management autonomy in total independence. IMRAP is financed by donations and legacies, membership fees and resources generated from the management fees of the different projects. Contact Mrs. Néné KONATE: nene@imrap-mali.org or Mr. Alassane NIAMBELE: alassane@imrap-mali.org

The impact of your donation

IMRAP works with Interpeace on projects funded by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) and the Canadian Embassy. But also in partnership with Fondation Hirondelle on funding from the Delegation of the European Union.

How to promote this organisation

Disseminate our research results widely by linking us with other partners. Support advocacy with national and international decision-makers for the political and institutional portrayal of our findings.

How you can participate

Support the organization to participate in calls for project proposals or make donations for the implementation of local initiatives that emerge from the dialogue process (implementation of community projects: wells, boreholes, schools, infrastructure rehabilitation, etc.).

Projects

Strengthening UNMISAM Capacity in Conflict Sensitivity and Community Dialogue for Mutual Understanding and Peacebuilding (RCMP-MALI)

April 2017 - November 2018

The project aims to contribute to improving collaboration between mixed patrols and populations in the Gao region through the analysis of conflict dynamics in the circles of Ansongo, Bourem and Gao.

Peace Vestibule

The initiative aims to contribute to peacebuilding in Mali by developing a sustainable, long-term, multi-stakeholder approach to peacebuilding appropriate to grassroots communities and the summit in Mali, and to promote its potential at the national and international levels. The objective, within three years, is to develop a sustainable and long-term multi-actor approach to peacebuilding appropriate by the grassroots communities and the summit in Mali, and to assert its potential at the national and international levels. The choice of theme reflects the foundations of our societies built around intergenerational dialogue, following the societal values that have made the solidarity of our families and communities possible. The project intends to revive the cardinal virtues of dialogue as our societies of yesteryear practiced it by involving people, women, young people, old people, connoisseurs of traditions, so that together, all of them, they may cast an uncompromising eye on the shortcomings and inadequacies produced in our societies and which have led to misunderstandings and tensions affecting the desire to live together. The "Vestibule of Peace" will also be concrete works decided and implemented by the populations themselves with the accompaniment of IMRAP and its partners in order to transcend, in a direct and visible way, the many obstacles that stand in the way of peace and reconciliation.

Promotion of the Place of Women in Malian Society

January 2018 - December 2019

Improve women's participation in decision-making bodies at the local and national levels through increased awareness with the support of the media.

Women, Defence and Security: Women's Participation in Security Sector Reform and Confidence Building between the People and the Defence and Security Forces in Mali.

April 2017 - October 2018

The project seeks to contribute to peacebuilding in Mali by ensuring a larger participation of women in the area of security and peaceful conflict resolution, and by reinforcing trust between women, and between women and female Security and Defense Forces in the regions of Tombouctou and Gao in particular. The project has started in April 2017 and is currently being implemented.