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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.

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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.

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Arms Trade & Security

IPIS sheds light on facts related to the opaque international arms trade. The analysis of these data offers insights into the consequences of arms flows on conflict and underdevelopment, and recommendations to prevent the proliferation of arms to conflict areas.

Business&HumanRights

Business & Human Rights

Our research deals with corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the role of the private sector in our region, and focuses on all aspects of sustainable development, respect for human rights, and the implementation of self-regulatory and legal frameworks.

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

26 February – 4 March 2015

Following accusations of FDLR atrocities in Lubero and Walikale territories last week, last Tuesday, 24 February, saw the FARDC launch operations against the group by moving to known FDLR positions on the Lemera Plateau, Uvira territory. On Thursday, 26 February, the Congolese army’s offensive against the militia commenced in North Kivu, occasioning displacement in the Rutshuru and Nyiragongo territories. […]

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