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“One World – Built on Peace, Compassion & Justice!”

Background
Peace Africa Alliance Consulting, Educating and Training (PAACET) Centre is a private non-governmental and non-profit organization that was conceptualised at the European University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (EPU) in Stadtschlaining, Austria in 2007. PAACET was fully established with legal status in 2015 in Alberta, Canada, where its headquarters is located. PAACET has its Africa Regional Office in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

PAACET offers consultancies both in Canada and abroad, mainly through partnering with existing organizations and other consultants in Sierra Leone, presenting trainings in traditional methods of conflict resolution, human rights training, healing & reconciliation, and other related areas.  Our work includes trainings at peace universities in Africa and Liberia, so far.  Within five years, we will expand to other African and Middle East countries as opportunities

Our Vision
PAACET envisions a world of Peace, Compassion and Justice for the enjoyment of all.
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Our Mission
Solving human rights, post-conflict and structural violence in governments, businesses and not-for-profit organizations using ethically sound traditional conflict transformation techniques applied to training and research methodologies.

Our Goal
To serve as an effective independent organization that contributes to the promotion of global peace through trainings, research and effective partnerships, collaboration and networking.

Our Identity
PAACET is an independent not-for-profit international peace and human rights organization. We share common values and interests with likeminded organizations, institutions, corporations and associations to promote global unity, peace, human rights and justice to ensure a life of dignity and respect for all humanity regardless of sex, race, religion or ethnic belonging.

Objectives
Our main objective is to contribute to the promotion and protection of global human rights, peace and social justice for all persons regardless of who you are, what you are and where you belong. We seek to achieve this through; 

  • Peace and human rights education and training, seminars, symposia, outreaches, lecturing and training in communities, schools, colleges and universities, refugee camps, private, government, and not-for-profit organizations / institutions  worldwide
  • Promoting human rights education at all levels for peaceful co-existence and the enjoyment of human and people’s rights
  • Enhancing effective partnerships and facilitating international and inter-group cooperation between and among peoples and countries
  • Developing appropriate strategies for engagement in policy dialogue and advocacy for effective policy implementation at all levels
  • Providing consulting services in the area of peace, human rights and social justice work including but not limited to:
    • Human rights and access to justice issues
    • Post-conflict rebuilding, healing and reconciliation
    • Indigenous reconciliation practices / Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
    • Ethical leadership training
    • Trust-building
    • Organisational Development / Community Enhancement and Management
    • Democracy, Good Governance and Rule of Law
    • Peace Education and Education for Peace
    • Children, Youth and Women’s empowerment including their rights promotion and sexual and gender based empowerment

Partnerships
PAACET will partner with any like-minded not-for-profit organization. In all partnerships, we seek to ensure constructive and best practice engagements.

Our Values
As we move towards the realization of our organisational philosophy, PAACET maintains the following core values and principles;

  • Inclusion and participation: Working with people affected by conflict, local people deciding who participates, what they participate, how they participate and for whom they participate.
  • Compassion for peace: Seeking to contribute to a world where compassion is recognized as a world-wide value in which people treat each other with equality, dignity and respect.  As such PAACET is a member of The Charter for Compassion and commits to living by its principles  (http://www.charterforcompassion.org/). 
  • Equity and mutual respect: Realization of commonalities and recognizing the inherent personality of all persons, human values, etc.
  • Accountability and Transparency: Ensuring an open door, transparent and accountable policies, effective lines of communication and information between and amongst all founders, employees,  partners, associates and collaborators.
  • Social Justice and Equality: Requiring us to work to ensure a level playing field for all, and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, health and physical status, gender, religion and habitat.
  • Independence: Being what we are and working in accordance with our legitimate status and promoting the recognition of our organisational philosophy.
  • Honesty and Trust: Ensuring that we are seen by our actions and inactions, being the change we want to see in others and demonstrating our inner beliefs to motivate confidence and hope.
  • Discipline: Unfailingly working toward our mandate in building global peace using ethically sound traditional conflict transformation techniques.
  • Humility and Impartiality: Moderate in our behavior and actions, taking no sides and recognizing our role in a global alliance to promote peace, human rights and justice for all.
  • Unity in Diversity: Respect for cultures & traditions, attaining strength from inclusivity, and having passionate regard for choice in building social trust in communities.
  • Partnerships and cooperation: Complementarity, networking, collaboration, responsibility and linkages.
  • Skills sharing and Knowledge transfer: Institutional learning, observational learning, transfer of knowledge and skills.
 
 
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