Centre for Peace Across Borders (CePAB)

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CePAB facilitates peace and development in southern Nigeria through research, advocacy and training.

Based in Owerri, Southeast Nigeria, the Centre for Peace Across Borders (CePAB) facilitates peace and development across ethnic, religious and cultural boundaries. It achieves this by advocating and promoting coexistence, good governance and respect for human rights through research, documentation, training and advocacy.

The organisation's activities include capacity building for civil society and communities, research on important issues related to peace and development, and building networks with other groups.

Major achievements

  • Establishes Peace Clubs in schools.
  • Mobilized civil society organisations to observe 2011 General Elections in Imo State.
  • Created awareness on government budgets in communities, leading to the formation of Community Budget Watch groups in some local government areas in Imo State, with support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).
  • Carried out research and advocacy on the flood of 2012 in Imo State.
  • Organizes periodic training on key areas for civil society organisations in Imo State and nearby areas.
  • Arranged civil society organisations in south-eastern Nigeria to demand investigations into the 'Ezu River Killings'.
  • Peace advocacy work in April 2012 in Imo State.

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