What is a CIPE?
CIPEs are sustainable, community-based, non-formal peace education teacher training initiatives designed to address the lack of formal opportunities for the preparation of educators in the methods and practices of peace education. CIPEs are locally developed and taught in the local language to more adequately address local manifestations of violence, local and national educational policies, and prepare educators in culturally and contextually relevant educational practices.
The National Peace Academy , in partnership with the Peace Education Center at Teachers College, Columbia University established and coordinates the global CIPE movement. Several CIPE communities have been established, including Colombia (nationally), India, Peru, the Philippines (Mindanao), and the Ukraine. In 2009 new initiatives are being planned in India, Japan, Tanzania, Turkey, the Northeast region of the United States, and Ohio. To learn more about the specific activities of each of the CIPEs click on the "reports and resources" link.