IPIS - International Peace Information Service

The International Peace Information Service (IPIS) is an independent research institute providing tailored information, analysis and capacity enhancement to support those actors who want to realize a vision of durable peace, sustainable development and the fulfillment of human rights.

Natural Resources

Natural Resources

IPIS brings in-depth research on the exploitation of natural resources and puts into perspective issues such as the redistribution of rents, poor governance and corruption, the financing of conflicts.


Conflict Mapping

This programme aims to map the various motives of conflict actors in war-torn areas. A significant part of this research is devoted to the collection of reliable data on the field and its visualisation into cartographic material.

arms trade

Arms Trade & Security

For over two decades, IPIS has developed solid expertise on arms trade and related issues.  IPIS researchers have published detailed reports separately and in association with other partners on problematic transfers of arms and their logistics.


Business & Human Rights

The Business & Human Rights programme focuses on the business and human rights issues relevant to commercial actors operating in our focal region, encompassing also environmental, social and governance (ESG) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) matters.

Capacity Building

Capacity Building

In order to ensure that our research and expertise reach as wide an audience as possible, IPIS often complements research with capacity building. Increasingly, IPIS also offers stand-alone capacity building, designed to meet the needs and knowledge gaps identified by partners and clients.

Weekly Briefing

24 – 30 September 2015

As the security situation in the region worsens, Rwanda and the DRC started working on a joint security plan, with the prevalence of armed militia at the heart of the talks. Martin Kobler continues to urge for closer collaboration between FARDC and MONUSCO in battling these groups. In the wake of deadly violence in Bangui, CAR’s foreign minister has called for a strengthening of the UN peacekeeping mission MINUSCA. Meanwhile, the UN also expresses its concern over the increase in the numbers of dead on the streets of Burundi. […]

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