Center for Security and Peace Studies (CSPS), Gadjah Mada University, was established on October 1st 1996 in responses to the demand for intelectual enterprise and epistemic atmosphere. Its to reshape a conception of security and peace with the goal of rising public awareness about national, regional, and international security and peace issues. CSPS is an academic research center which the mission is to produce a critical knowledge and conception about security and peace issues, and provide services for the best practical conflict resolution and peace building.
The center aims is at (1) comprehensively studying and developing conceptions of security and peace at the national, regional, and international levels, (2) disseminating understanding of recent advances in the concepts and issues of security and peace, and (3) co-operating with other institutions, domestic and abroad, to build a better understanding of various concept of security and peace.
The center has three main programs, those are security sector reform, conflict resolution, and peace building which now focuses on seven issues area of concern; (1) ethnic-religious conflict and multiculturalism; (2) self-determination and regional autonomy; (3) public policy conflict and governance; (4) security sector reform; (5) civil society and democratization; (6) crisis management; and (7) human rights advocacy.
In it strategy and approach, the center highly respects and gives priority to human security, basic human needs and rights, democracy, local initiative and capacity, empowerment and gender issues. To build its network, CSPS maintains a good relationship with government, NGOs, academic institution, and other civil society elements with similar interest.
CSPS’s has core competencies to produce knowledge and provide services in the following field activities:
Conflict Analysis and Research – CSPS is service producer institution to create epistemic ambience and produce knowledge and information in the areas of security and peace studies, which contribute to conflict resolution and peace building practices. Combining theory and practices, CSPS’s researchers conduct conflict and peace analysis and research to capture the complexity of conflict and peace development.
Peace Education, Training, and Capacity Building – CSPS provides expertises for education, training and capacity building in the field of conflict resolution and peace building to develop the capacity of multi-stakeholders of government and civil society in resolving conflict and building peace.
Rising Awareness, Networking, Peace Movement – CSPS designs tools for early warning, rising awareness, peace and conflict impacts assessment to prevent violent conflict which are based on sharing experiences and peace building lesson learnt to formulate strategic agendas for conflit prevention and peace building and building peace constituencies and collective non-violence movement.
Policy Dialogue and Changes – by way of applying reconciliation and transformative approaches, CSPS designs and implements policy dialogue for policy changes by developing peace-development framework, mechanism, and programs to achieve a sustainable peace and development.
Civil Society Engagement – as civil society engagement into policy making will significantly contribute to conflict prevention and peace building, CSPS’s activities oriented to develop good governance and strengthen civil society engagement into policy and decision making process, involving multi-stakeholders of government and civil society, for sustainable peace building.
CSPS has conducted activities which are included the following programmes and activities:
Security Sector Reform
- Research on ‘police professionalism and performance’, in collaboration with Central Police Department of Government of Indonesia, Jakarta, 1998-1999;
- Dialogue ‘civil – military and democracy education’, in collaboration with United State Institute for Peace, USA, 1998;
- Police training on ‘ conflict prevention and management’ in collaboration with Central Java Police Department of the Government of Indonesia, 2000;
- Police training on ‘ conflict resolution and problem solving by police in the Mollucas, NTT and Riau’, in collaboration with NZID, 2001-2002.
Early Warning and Conflict Prevention
- Consultative engagement on ‘developing tools for early warning and conflict prevention’, in collaboration with the Coordinating Ministers of Social Welfare of the Government of Indonesia, 2002 & 2004;
- Workshop on ‘ conflict and peace mapping exercises for conflict prevention’, in collaboration with SEACSN and SIDA, Sweden, 2001;
- Research on ‘conflict and peace mapping project’, in collaboration with SEACSN and SIDA, Sweden, 2003-2004;
- A series of preventive diplomacy on ‘ building trust and conflict prevention in the Mollucas’ in collaboration with Center for Peace Promotion and Development (CPPD) and TIRA, 199-2001;
- Workshop on ‘ early warning system and preventing violnce in the forthcoming 2004 general election’, in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), 2004;
- Building national, regional, and international networks on ‘ global partnership in preventing of armed conflict (GPPAC)’, in collaboration with European Centre for Conflict Prevention (ECCP) and Initiative for International Dialogue (IID)-Davao, the Phillipines, 2003-2006;
- National workshop on ‘ peace and conflict impacty assessment (PCIA) agendas for actions and networking’, in collaboration with SEACSN and SIDA, Sweden, 2005.
Conflict Resolution and Peace Building
- Research on ‘ human rights and conflict resolution; the cases of Ambon and Sambas’, in collaboration with Jakarta based NGOs networking, ELSAM, 1988;
- Workshop on ’search conference for Maluku community empowerment’, in collaboration with the British Council, Jakarta, 2000;
- Training on ‘community conflict skill’, in collaboration with the British Council, 2001;
- Workshop on ‘engaging civil society in peace building and conflict prevention in Palu and Manado’, in collaboration with USAID/OTI, 2000;
- Regional workshop on ‘ ethnic and religious conflict in Southeast Asia’, in colalboration with SEACSN and SIDA, Sweden, 2001;
- Workshop and training on ‘health as bridge for peace in Maluku, North Maluku, and Aceh’, in collaboration with WHO, 2001-2002;
- National workshop on ‘peace and conflict resolution: education, researcher, and practitioner perspectives’, in collaboration with SEACSN and SIDA, Sweden, 2002-2003;
- Regional workshop on ‘peace building lesson learned of conflict prevention and peace building in Southeast Asia and the Pacifics’, in collaboration with ECCP, 2003;
- Regional workshop on ’state, civil society, and democratic conflict resolution’, in collaboration with SEACSN and SIDA, Swedia, 2003;
- Research on ‘the impact of inter-ethnic networks on civic engagement in six indonesian towns’, in collaboration with Ford Foundation, 2003-2004;
- A series of workshop on ‘peace and development analysis (PDA) for strategic development programming in the post-conflict areas of Maluku, North Maluku, and Central Sulawesi’, in collaboration with UNDP/BCPR, 2004;
- Research assessment on ‘conflict analysis and peace building recommendations in six conflicts areas in Indonesia’, in collaboration with JICA, 2004;
- Regional workshop on ‘democracy, political violence and conflict prevention in Southeast Asia’, in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), 2004;
- Research on ‘active non-violence research (ANVR)’, in collaboration with Quacker International-SEA, 2004-2005;
- National peace and development seminar on ‘peace and prosperity in Indonesia’, in collaboration with UNDP/BPCR and Bappenas of the Government of Indonesia, 2004
- Training of trainers (TOT) I & II: Facilitation to Peace for Youth from Conflict’s Areas in Indonesia (Aceh, Nias, Medan, Bandung, Poso, Kalbar, Maluku Utara, Maluku, Papua, Yogyakarta), 2006
- One day seminarr on Peace Campaign for Aceh, 2006
- Training in Conflict Management for Community Radion in Aceh, 2006
- Training of Trainers (TOT) “Youth for Peace Camps” in Thailand, 2006.
Center for Security & Peace Studies (CSPS)
Gadjah Mada University
Sekip K-9 Yogyakarta 55281
Ph./Fax.: +62 (0274) 520733
E-mail: csps(at)ugm(dot)ac(dot)id ; csps-ugm(at)jmn(dot)net(dot)id