Institute for Peace and Justice
Contact: Chris Groth
Phone: (619) 260-4066
Fax: (619) 260-7570
Location: KIPJ Room 121
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
Nepal Peacebuilding Initiative
The Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) has been privileged to participate in peacebuilding activities in Nepal for the past 13 years. The institute employs a “whole community” approach to its peacebuilding efforts in Nepal. By linking civil society, political and government leadership, and defense and security actors, the institute facilitates and encourages greater collaboration and understanding among these groups, allowing them to identify common interests.
While the daily practical roles of these groups may differ, they all share a common stakeholder – the citizens of Nepal – and their cooperation is essential for the creation of a more sustainable and just peace.
Nepal Peacebuilding Initiative trainings have focused on communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills. Participants in the workshops have included political leaders, security officials, civil society members, women activists and youth leaders from across the country.
From villages in Humla and Surkhet in the west of the country, to Parsa and Dhanusa in the southern Terai region along the border with India, the institute remains committed to reaching rural and historically isolated constituents outside of Kathmandu.
The institute plans to continue implementing this whole community approach in Kathmandu, Pokhara, the Terai and other rural areas as new funding is secured.
Map of the Institute's Nepal Project Sites (2001-2014)