Since its establishment in 2010, IPCA nurtured and harnessed a community-based contextual peace building and conflict mitigation programming in Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria, Western Equatoria and Western Bahr El Ghazal States to promote community participation and ownership of various peace building and conflict mitigation interventions and also advocates for the adoption of a national framework for peace building in South Sudan. IPCA key peace building and conflict mitigation programme activities include capacity building to local peace actors, capacity support to community peace structures, community peace dialogues, peace festivals, conflict analysis, conflict mapping, formation and activation of school peace clubs, and radio debates, sports for peace and theatre performances.
IPCA peacebuilding & conflict mitigation programme has built strategic partnerships with South Sudan Peace & Reconciliation Commission, South Sudan Council of Churches, South Sudan Islamic Council, Ministry of General Education & Instruction, UNESCO, the Canadian Embassy, UNDP and UNWOMEN to maximize community based gender sensitive peace building programming across IPCA operational areas. IPCA peacebuilding & conflict mitigation annual operation programme is US$180,000
IPCA key peacebuilding and conflict mitigation past and ongoing projects include:
- Establishing “empowered women Peace Actors Networks” to coordinate gender sensitive peace initiatives in Juba County funded by UNWOMEN South Sudan in 2018
- Strengthening “Network of Empowered Women Peace Actors in South Sudan (NEWPASS)” to effectively coordinate women participation in the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement (R-ACRISS)
- Strengthening Youth Participation in the Peace building, Reconciliation and Reform Processes in Terekeka and Juba with funding from UNDP in 2016
- Support for Community-Led Peace Initiatives in Lainya Central Equatorial State, funded by UNDP in 2017
Conflict Transformation for Social Cohesion in Western Bahr el Ghazal (Wau State) funded by GIZ 2018