Click on the tabs below to view local, international and international non-governmental peacebuilding organisations working in DR Congo.
Local peacebuilding organisations in DR Congo
ACODIF – Community Action For Integral Development in Fizi
ACODIF is committed to community development, community peacebuilding, poverty eradication in Fizi, DR Congo
Action des jeunes pour le Developpement Communautaire et la Paix (ADECOP)
ADCOP builds local capacity for peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and has a particular focus on strengthening the role of young people.
Action pour le Développement et la Paix endogènes (ADEPAE)
ADEPAE provides conflict transformation and development in North Kivu and South Kivu, DR Congo.
Action Visant l’Education et Valorisation des Enfants Non Assistés
AVEVENA works on war effects on children, refugees, health and development in east DR Congo.
Association Des Rescapes Des Massacres de Makobola (ARMMK)
ARMMK focuses on developing inter-ethnic peaceful coexistence and conflict resolution at a grassroots level in DR Congo. They are made up of survivors of the Makabola Massacres.
Boite organisée de Secours Sanitaire et d’Etudes (BOSSE)
BOSSE programmes cover the areas of peacebuilding, education, development and health in Eastern DR Congo.
Centre d’education et development de Fizi (CEDEF)
CEDEF provides programmes in participatory development and peacebuilding and reconciliation, non-violence and peace education in DR Congo
Centre for the Defence of Human Rights and Democracy (CDHD)
CDHD believe that there can be no peace without democracy at put promoting good governance, rule of law and transparency at the centre of their work in DR Congo.
Centre Resolution Conflits (CRC)
CRC works directly with militia groups, IDPs, and local communities, in East DR Congo.
Chirezi Foundation (Fondation Chirezi / FOCHI)
Since 2002, the Chirezi Foundation has been working to bring about peace and improve the living conditions of Congolese people, especially women and children.
CODHAS is a human rights and peacebuilding organisation working in Masisi and Rutshuru in North Kivu. They work on land conflicts, ethnic conflicts and the protection of human rights.
Congo en Images
Congo en Images produces educational films and establishes local conciliation committees to help build peace in Congo.
Equipe d’Urgence de la Biodiversite Kinsangi (EUB/Kis)
EUB/Kis operates as a development and humanitarian aid organisation that works to improve the general quality of life in Congo.
Femmes Pour La Paix et le Developpement (FPD)
FPD works to bring vulnerable women in eastern DR Congo together to form associations, with the aim of helping them to overcome trauma.
Femmes Rurales Amies de la Paix et du Developpmement (FERAPAD)
Reconciling communities, improving food security, and promoting human rights and good governance in war-torn DR Congo.
Flamme d’Avenir’s vision is to improve the socio-economic conditions in east DR Congo and ensure that peace and human rights are respected.
Flevica are based in Bunia and operate in different regions of Ituri, a region of DR Congo that has seen heavy fighting in the Conogolese Wars. Much of their work relates to ethnic violence.
Football Inter-Communautaire Project (FIC)
FIC has brought together young people from different communities to share the idea of peace and demonstrate the power of sport to bring people together.
Forum des Mamans de l’Ituri (FOMI)
FOMI is an organisation dedicated to fighting for women's rights in Ituri, one of the regions affected by the worst fighting in east DRC.
HEAL Africa is a hospital in Goma DRC that has developed to provide a range of peacebuilding programmes throughout North Kivu. It is an innovative example of 'peace through health'.
Héritier du Développement au Congo (HDC)
HDC areas of intervention are the environment, climate change and biodiversity, and the ways in which they are often connected to conflict in DR Congo.
Héritiers de la Justice
Héritiers de la Justice (Heirs of Justice) is a Congolese NGO and human rights organisation which specialises in promoting peace in the Great Lakes Region, particularly in South Kivu.
Information Pour Tout le Monde (IPM)
IPM began in 2007 to provide information on peace education, and peace in general, to communities in Walikale in North Kivu, DR Congo. They use research centres and radio to build peace in a region heavily affected by armed groups.
Initiatives pour la Réconciliation Communautaire (INIREC)
Based in South Kivu, the mission of INIREC is to train, mentor and support grassroots communities and all segments of Congolese society in efforts to build peace.
Médias pour la Paix et la Démocratie (MEPAD)
MEPAD is an organisation that focuses on conflict prevention and peacebuilding through supporting journalists, the press and media in general.
Pan-African Peace University
The Pan African Peace University will provide accessible university education for all, including orphans and children from poor families, thus opening the chance for them to hold leadership positions and help shape Africa's destiny.
Passion for Souls Mission / DR Congo (PSM/DRC)
Based in Butembo in North Kivu, PSM/DRC engages in a range of peacebuilding activities, including work with child soldiers, assisting their demobilisation and reintegration back into society.
Peace and Human Rights Centre (PHRC)
A group of students, lawyers, teachers and other professionals came together to create the centre in order to promote peace and human rights in the Eastern DRC
PEREX-CV operate in North Kivu, supporting local grassroots organisations and other local initiatives and projects. Their mission is to contribute to the pacification and development of the DRC by the sustainable training of ex-combatants and other vulnerable groups.
Programmes de Secours aux Vulnérables et Sinistrés (PSVS)
This organisation works at a local level in the South Kivu region of Eastern DRC which has been severely affected by conflict.
Reseau des Batisseurs de la Paix au Congo (RBPC)
Reseau des Batisseurs de la Paix au Congo (RBPC) is a network of organisations working locally in DRC to address causes of conflicts and look for ways to solve them.
Reseau Haki Na Amani (RHA)
RHA was established during the conflict in Ituri, DR Congo between 2002-03 to ease tensions between communities in the region. They continue to build relations between ethnic groups in Ituri.
Save Green, Promote Peace and Sustainable Development (SGPSD)
SGPSD works on many peacebuilding issues in Eastern DR Congo including arbitration, mediation and conciliation, as part of its goal to build social justice.
Union Fait la Force (UFF)
Union Fait la Force works to improve the livelihoods of local people in DR Congo.
Volunteering for Integral Development in Rural Areas (VODIMIR)
Since 2003, VODIMIR has aimed to contain conflict peacefully and support all vulnerable groups and minorities through creating a space for their rights.
Women for Women International – DR Congo
Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency. In DRC, they have helped over 24,000 women.
Working safely with communities: how to mitigate risks?
Aditi Gorur highlights the risks facing researches and participations working together in conflict-affected communities.