Purdue Peace Project

The Purdue Peace Project (PPP) convenes everyday citizens to help them address immediate threats of violence in their communities. We continually monitor and evaluate our projects to maximize our impact. Then, we share our experience and best practices with practitioners and scholars around the world.

The PPP is a university-based political violence prevention initiative that does peacebuilding work in fragile states and conducts research to advance knowledge about political violence prevention at the local, community level.


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Local peacebuilders from NYPAD convene for peaceful elections work in Ghana.

On May 4, a bus full of young men in uniforms pulled up honking, singing, and laughing, and piled off the bus to warmly greet the paramount chief before heading to the football field. Such a sight would have been highly unlikely even six months prior. Read More

Learn more about the PPP from local peacebuilder Jenkins K. Zay Zay, a former refugee who now works with the Liberia Pen-Pen Peace Network and the Purdue Peace Project.

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