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Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives

Islamabad, Pakistan
Joined June 2016
Presence in: Pakistan
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Education, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Peace-building & Transitional Justice

Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives(CPDI) is an independent, non-partisan and a not-for-profit civil society organization working on issues of peace and development in Pakistan. It is registered UNDER SECTION 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984 (XLVII of 1984). It was established in September 2003 by a group of concerned citizens who realized that there was a need to approach the issues of peace and development in an integrated manner. The CPDI is the first initiative of its kind in Pakistan. It seeks to inform and influence public policies and civil society initiatives through research-based advocacy and capacity building in order to promote citizenship, build peace and achieve inclusive and sustainable development. Areas of special sectoral focus include promotion of peace and tolerance, the rule of law, transparency and access to information, budget watch and Legislative Watch and Development.

CPDI aspires to become a national and international leader in advocacy. We resolve to build on its reputation for informing and influencing public policies and initiatives through research based championship of rights based campaigns. We are determined to continue our engagement with the people and the Government of Pakistan, and to promote active citizenship in all its forms. CPDI specializes in five sectors of development: Promotion of Peace and Tolerance, Rule of Law, Transparency and Right to Information, Budget Watch, Legislative Watch and Democratic Development.

People Associated With This Organization

Bilal Saeed

Centre for Peace and Development...
Joined June 2016
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am Bilal from Pakistan. I have been associated with the development sector in different capacities since the past eight years. My areas of special interest include right to information, police reform, community policing, civic education, and democratic development. I am good with the use of ICT, and proficient in research, data analysis, and proposal development.
Bilal Saeed is the network champion (main point of contact) for Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives.

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