The Center for Research and Action towards Sustainable Peace and Development (CRASPD) was established in 2015 by the Faculty of Development Studies (FDS) of the Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences, PIASS (www.piass.ac.rw), to share the Faculty’s expertise with the community through outreach programs involving students, faculty and staff together. Our objectives are to promote innovative peace and development practices and approaches in response to the needs of communities, more specifically
- To promote innovative research that addresses the needs of communities in peace and development.
- To provide students with the opportunity to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in real-world settings of peace and development work, thereby helping them to develop practical skills and career interests.
- To respond to increasing demands and opportunitites for various consultancy and training services.
- To strengthen networks of scholars and practitioners in the field of development and peacebuilding.