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Karuna Center for Peacebuilding

Amherst, MA | https://www.karunacenter.org
Joined in January 2003

About Us

ABOUT US

The Karuna Center bridges divides to build sustainable peace in areas at risk for violent conflict. We design and implement multi-year programs, lead peacebuilding trainings, and provide conflict analysis to national and multilateral organizations. Through collaborations with local partners, we build the capacity of communities and societies to interrupt cycles of conflict, recognize shared needs, and prevent the spread of violent extremism in any form. Since Karuna Center’s founding in 1994, our programs have directly engaged a wide range of stakeholders—from grassroots communities, to the halls of parliament. We have led training programs or multi-year projects in more than 35 conflict-affected countries.

OUR MISSION

To empower people divided by conflict to develop mutual understanding and to create sustainable peace.

WE ENVISION

A just and peaceful world in which difference is a source of creativity and strength.

SERVICES

Karuna Center’s approach to peacebuilding aims to assist communities and societies to create sustainable peace. Karuna Center works in every stage of a conflict – analyzing and addressing the root causes of tension, leading interventions to prevent further violent escalation, and encouraging reconciliation.

Design and Delivery of Peacebuilding Programs and Courses in:

  • Conflict Transformation
  • Peace Leadership and Advocacy
  • Psycho-Social Interventions and Healing
  • Women’s Leadership and Empowerment
  • Inter-Communal Dialogue for Tolerance and Reconciliation
  • Promoting Participatory Democracy and Civil Society Development
  • Conflict Sensitive Development

KCP programs are developed in collaboration with local partners and stakeholders, such as civil society organizations, educational and religious organizations, government ministries, and regional peacebuilders. All programs may be conducted in French and can include Training-of-Trainers components.

ABOUT US

The Karuna Center bridges divides to build sustainable peace in areas at risk for violent conflict. We design and implement multi-year programs, lead peacebuilding trainings, and provide conflict analysis to national and…

Issue Areas Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • International Relations

Location

  • 447 West Street
    Amherst, MA 01002

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