Click on the tabs below to view local, international and international non-governmental peacebuilding organisations working in Burundi.
Local peacebuilding organisations in Burundi
Action for Peace and Development (APD)
APD aims to be a force for peace, exchange and development for the common good in Burundi
Association Burundaise pour la Protection des Droits Humains et des Personnes Détenues (APRODH)
APRODH was founded in 2000 to protect human rights, particularly of detained persons, in Burundi.
Association des Guides du Burundi (AGB)
AGB focuses on educating young people to eradicating prejudices and social stereotypes in order to consolidate peace in Burundi.
Association des Scouts du Burundi (ASB)
ASB is one of Burundi's oldest civil society organisations, and works with young people to promote peace and development.
Dushirehamwe is engaging women in Burundi in peacebuilding work ranging from conflict resolution to early warning, human rights and gender-based violence.
Association pour la Mémoire et la Protection de l’Humanité contre les Crimes Internationaux Gira Ubuntu (AMEPCI)
AMEPCI advocates for social justice and holds joint commemoration of past tragedies in Burundi.
Association pour la Paix et les Droits de l’Homme (APDH)
APDH is a community based organisation working to promote peace and human rights through education and capacity building in Burundi.
Bangwe et Dialogue Burundi
Bangwe et Dialogue Burundi works to build relationships that contribute to peace education, conflict resolution and the fight against gender-based violence.
Benindanga Club is a sociocultural organisation created in 1999 by women of Ruyigi, Burundi, to promote reconciliation between different ethnic groups through cultural activities.
CEDAC is dedicated to the re-integration of ex-combatants in Burundi, including extensive work with former female soldiers.
Centre pour la Paix et le Développement de Karusi (CPDK)
CPDK is empowering communities in Karusi province, Burundi to have the opportunity to enjoy human rights.
CHIRO-Burundi is one of the oldest organisations working to educate and support young people in Burundi.
Coalition de la Société Civile pour le Monitoring Electoral (COSOME)
COSOME promotes the culture of peace and democracy in Burundi through education and sensitization on democratic values and principles.
Coalition for Peace in Burundi (COPA)
COPA seeks solutions to conflict which fit into the culture and traditions of Burundi and offers mediation to divided communities throughout the country.
Colonie des Pionniers de Développement (CPD)
CPD works to achieve peaceful resolution of conflicts and fight against the proliferation of small arms and their consequences in Burundi
Conflict Alert and Prevention Centre (CENAP)
CENAP researches, analyses and mitigates conflict in Burundi, including collecting the views of citizens across the country on what is needed to bring peace.
Dorcas House Association (DHA)
Dorcas House Association (DHA) was created in 2012 to promote peace and socio-economic development in Burundi.
EIRENE Grands Lacs
EIRENE is an international ecumenical organisation working for peace and development in Burundi.
Fountain ISOKO for Good Governance and the Integrated Development
Fountain-ISOKO works to fight poor governance, corruption, high rates of unemployment and all types of violence in Burundi.
Initiatives and Actions for Peace and Development (IAP)
IAP's provides youth entrepreneurship skills while promoting inter-ethnic dialogue for social change.
Initiatives Communautaires pour la Réduction de la Pauvreté (ICRP)
ICRP is a grassroots organisation promoting peace, reconciliation, and development in Burundi.
The JAMAA Association seeks to prevent conflicts, especially among youth, and support peacebuilding whilst uniting Burundian youth to fight for a fair, peaceful and democratic society.
Kamenge Youth Centre (KYC)
KYC works between six highly ethnicised communes in northern Bujumbura, Burundi, an area which saw more than 20,000 people killed in the 1993-2000 conflict.
Ligue Burundaise des Droits de l’Homme “Iteka” (LBDH)
Iteka is Burundi's oldest recognised human rights organisation, with a mission to defend and promote human rights, and prevent violence.
Maison Shalom is an organisation in Rugiyi, Burundi that works with orphans and other victims of the conflict, including child soldiers. Maison Shalom also runs a hospital and other healthcare projects.
Mariya Arafasha Foundation
The Mariya Arafasha Foundation was founded by the Schoenstatt Fathers Congregation in Burundi to support reconciliation, education and development.
Ministry for Peace and Reconciliation under the Cross (MIPAREC)
MIPAREC promote peace, community development and social cohesion through training, reconciliation and peacebuilding in Burundi
National Olympic Committee
Through sport, the National Olympic Committee hopes to promote a culture of peace in Burundi.
Parole et Actions pour le Réveil des Consciences et l’Evolution des Mentalités (PARCEM)
PARCEM works to challenge mindsets, beliefs and behaviours that are preventing peaceful society and sustainable development in Burundi.
Quaker Peace Network (QPN) Burundi
QPN brings together Quaker peace practitioners to prevent violent conflict in Burundi.
RCN Justice & Démocratie
Founded after the Rwandan Genocide and operating now in five countries including Burundi, RCN Justice & Démocratie aim to support judicial reform in support of conflict transformation.
Réseau d’Actions Paisibles des Anciens Combattants pour le Développement Intégré de Tous au Burundi (RAPACODIBU)
RAPACODIBU accompanies government efforts in the Great Lakes region in disarming civilians and preventing proliferation of small arms.
Réseau des organisations des Jeunes en Action pour la paix, la réconciliation et le développement (REJA)
REJA promotes active participation of young people in democratic processes in Burundi
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) – Burundi
Search for Common Ground is an INGO with an office in Burundi that works with local partners to promote reconciliation and cooperation between different groups.
Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Services (THARS)
The mission of THARS is to promote the post-war healing and reconciliation process through the work of psychosocial practitioners and peacemakers in Burundi.
Tubiyage Association provides peace education on forgiveness, reconciliation, human rights, democracy and good governance, using theatre as a means of communication and dialogue.
The Ubuntu Centre is a hub for research and activities devoted to promoting peace and reconciliation, both in Burundi and throughout the Great Lakes region.
Women and Peace Network
By enhancing the economic power of women and promoting collaborative work, the network believes women can get actively involved into peacebuilding, reconciliation and development efforts.
Women’s Peace Centre
The Women’s Peace Centre works for the promotion of a democratic culture in Burundi based on the protection of peace and security through increasing the power of women to bring about action.