Central African Republic

Central African Republic

In the last half-century, the Central African Republic (CAR) has experienced a cycle of coups, rebellions and widespread violence. After a transition period that begun in early 2014 and was consolidated by the deployment of international peacekeeping forces, the return to constitutional order was reflected in the adoption of a new Constitution in December 2015 and the election of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra in March 2016. However, the hope generated by these events is less and less shared by the Central Africans, who continues to face an alarming humanitarian situation, insecurity and a lack of governance and social cohesion. We work with local partners to strengthen the capacity of communities and build social cohesion within them so they can develop and implement more effective community led, owned, and managed security plans.

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Young Artists Inspire Peace in the Central African Republic - As the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to unfold, it’s never been more important to amplify the voices of brave young peacebuilders. Our recent initiative asked young artists in Bangui, CAR to draw posters focusing on themes of peace, forgiveness, and dialogue. Submissions from over […]

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Engaging Youth and Community Leaders to Prevent Mass Atrocities in Central African Republic (CAR) US Department of State 23 September 2016 – 31 October 2017 - CAR has ongoing conflict along ethno-religious lines, and deeply-rooted into the country’s low human development indicators. The overthrow of President François Bozizé in March 2013 by the predominantly Muslim alliance, Seleka, and the subsequent recruitment of thousands of youth from Christian and animist neighbourhoods to form anti-Balaka militias, […]
Zo Kwe Zo: All People are People - Search for Common Ground’s 24-month project aims to prevent inter-community violence and support an inclusive peacebuilding process in the Central African Republic in partnership with the Association of Women Communications Professionals (AFPC), Discover the Journey (DTJ), and a range of media, community, and civil society groups. Our project is supporting peace efforts in the conflict-prone areas of Bangui, Bossangoa, and Bangassou.
Bolstering Judicial and Social Accountability Processes in the Central African Republic US Department of State 18 September 2015 – 31 August 2018 - The conflict in the Central African Republic requires urgent intervention to support peacebuilding processes that address the roots of ongoing violence. Search for Common has been working with US Department of State funding on an ambitious program involving community leaders, media, civil society, and the government. Given the context of widespread impunity in the Central African Republic (CAR), which impedes the country’s post conflict transition to peace and stability, Search for Common Ground, in partnership with American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), is implementing a program with the goal of supporting the rule of law and consolidation of peace in CAR through judicial and social accountability.




Country Director
Thomas Paul Banze
Search for Common Ground – CAR
Email: car@sfcg.org

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