Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC: Our Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee

House Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing on The Democratic Republic of the Congo: An Update August 23, 2017- 11:00 a.m. 2255 Rayburn House Office Building Statement of Mr. Mike Jobbins Director of Global Affairs and Partnerships Search for Common Ground Introduction Co-Chairmen McGovern and […]

My Neighbor is My Brother – Helping Communities to Embrace Peace in Tanganyika

The Tanganyika and Haut-Katanga provinces, known for their rich deposits of copper and other metals, used to be a stable area of the DRC. In 2013, the region has plunged into conflict, pitting the tribes of the Luba and the Twa against each other; since then, relationships between […]

Restoring Relationships Between Security Forces and Civilians in the Eastern DRC

With the support of the UK’s Department for International Development, we are leading a security sector reform program called Lobi Mokolo Ya Sika, “Tomorrow is a New Day”. The goal of the program is to strengthen the accountability of Congolese Armed Forces in North Kivu, South Kivu, and […]

Secure, Empowered, Connected Communities

Communities in regions of the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are often victims of the attacks of the Lord’s Resistence Army, the notorious rebel group led by Joseph Kony. Though international efforts have reduced the group’s influence, pockets of LRA fighters continue to attack villages, looting property and abducting citizens.

La Pépinière: Empowering Women and Girls in the DRC

Funded by DFID, the project La Pépinière tackles the damaging societal norms preventing women and girls from achieving their full potential.