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.

   The Purdue Peace Project is committed to:
    > Its data-driven, locally led approach to peacebuilding
    > Its evidence-based results in preventing political violence
    > Doing research and practice – and having impact in both area

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Purdue Pen-Pen Network Fosters Relationship Between Riders, Police

By: David A. Yates

A local Pen-Pen Network has been able to bring the community, Pen-Pen riders (bike riders) and officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) together with the aim of coordinating crime fighting activities, reduce further tension, and conduct violence-free elections in 2017.

To foster a relationship between the Pen-Pen riders, the police and the community, the Network organized a-four day tournament that saw the police walking away with the trophy in the Barnesville Community, outside Monrovia.

The head of the Network, Grace Yeanay, said the initiative was meant to foster a relationship between the community, pen-pen riders and the LNP as Liberia prepares for the 2017 elections... Read More

Land disputes in Ghana have resulted in the destruction of crops and homes, leading to arguments, injuries and death. The PPP helped convene local actors to ease these disputes and advocate dialogue instead of violence.

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