An alliance of people equipped to build peace throughout the African continent.
To bring peace to the African continent by raising up people equipped in conflict prevention and resolution, community building and reconciliation based on principles of non-violence, justice, dignity of the human person and right relationships.
Africa Peacebuilding Institute (API) was first delivered in 2001 in Ndola, Zambia, as a project of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). For over 20 years, API has successfully offered courses led by experienced facilitators with a wide range of peacebuilding skills and who apply participatory, interactive, and creative training methods to encourage meaningful learning and listening environments.
API sees its niche as offering unique pan-African perspectives, consisting of practitioner participants, and having Christian roots branching out into interfaith engagement. Many alumni have gone on to become leaders of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) or have begun peacebuilding institutes and initiatives in their home countries.