DRC Projects

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.

Tuendelee Pamoja II, Development Food Assistance Project Feature

To facilitate community dialogue on SGBV and improve food security and nutrition, in 2011 Search for Common Ground (Search) partnered with Food for the Hungry as part of the Development Food Assistance Program, “Tuendelee Pamoja I” funded by the United States Agency for International Development. This project seeks to reduce SGBV, while strengthening food security, fortifying nutrition, and improving health outcomes in South Kivu and Tanganyika.

Terre D’Entente: Citizen Participation in Land Mediation in the Great Lakes

We are connecting citizens, mediators, civil society, and governments to find collaborative ways to solve land conflict in Burundi, Rwanda, and the DRC.

Giving a Voice to Rwanda’s Women and Youth

In Rwanda, youth between the ages of 17 and 35 account for approximately 60 percent of the population. Therefore, the country’s success depends directly on the achievements of its young people. We inspire youth to foster change within their communities by giving them an outlet to express themselves. […]