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General Purposes

Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $120,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2010–December 31, 2011
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

This grant will continue general purpose support to the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, one of Africa’s leading organizations dealing with peace building and transitional justice issues. It focuses on the challenges of reconciliation and nation building in South Africa stemming from apartheid. The institute has worked with communities affected by conflict, conducted research on transitional justice issues and reconciliation, supported peace building efforts, and used the experience of South Africa’s peaceful transition to democracy to assist and advise other African countries in finding nonviolent solutions to their own conflicts. Major activities in the next period include tracking and analyzing reconciliation trends in post-conflict societies in South Africa and the region; providing policy advice and facilitating dialogues; implementing community engagement activities to advance post-conflict reconstruction and development; and developing educational resources.