Initiative de Dialogue et Recherche Action pour la Paix (Indigo)

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Indigo works in partnership with Interpeace are working in partnership to implement participatory research in urban areas in Côte d'Ivoire.
Last updated: December 2017

Initiative de Dialogue et Recherche Action pour la Paix (Dialogue and Research Initiative Action for Peace, Indigo), is an Ivorian organisation specialising in the 'action research' approach and the setting up of inclusive and participatory dialogue processes. Interpeace and Indigo are working in partnership to implement participatory research in urban areas.

Indigo and Interpeace's approach to peacebuilding involves the design and implementation of internal change processes conducted by a carefully selected group of national actors that are considered legitimate and consensus-building.

The organisation aims to:

  • Work towards the strengthening of socio-political cohesion and the promotion of development through the establishment of an informed and inclusive dialogue geared towards change in Côte d'Ivoire;
  • Promote the development of a culture of dialogue;
  • Contribute to a collective awareness of the sources of tension and disintegration of social ties in community cohabitation, based on a holistic, participatory and inclusive approach;
  • Promote social engineering leading to community ownership of dialogue as a means of restoring confidence and social cohesion in conflict-affected communities to address major development challenges;
  • Strengthen the resilience of communities to violence and their capacity for peaceful conflict management through the use of dialogue.

Activities of Indigo have included:

  • Under the project "On the Roads of Violence and Peace", the Indigo Côte d'Ivoire - Imrap Mali and Interpeace West Africa subregional team met in June 2016 for a field data sharing workshop.
  • As part of the workshop on the rehabilitation of young people in organised gangs, some of these young people, parents, religious leaders, members of the community and the police involved in the process met to discuss the outcomes of the project, their respective roles in stopping the violence, and how to extend this.
  • From 29 to 31 March 2016, Indigo launched a workshop for the sub-regional project "On the Roads to Violence and Peace", implemented jointly by Indigo Côte d'Ivoire and Imrap Mali. The workshop was held in Abidjan in collaboration with Interpeace and with the support of UNICEF.

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