Peace Coalition of Northeast India

Contact Information

  • Where - India (Asia)
  • Contact Person - Paul Lokho
  • Email - lokho6@gmail.com
  • Address - OK Complex, 2nd Floor, Near City Tower, Dimapur – 797112, Nagaland, India

Areas of Expertise

The Peace Coalition of Northeast India has expertise in a range of areas, including:

Main Aims and Objectives

The main purpose is to promote a grassroots movement for peace and communal harmony in the region comprised of seven states of the Indian Union of states. The aim is to build a network of individuals, organisations, agencies, departments and institutions willing to work for peace and harmony among all peoples.

Upholding the Principles of Conflict Transformation

With over 32 different militant groups formed on ethnic affiliations and amongst the 240 odd different ethnic communities inhabiting the northeast region of India, it is conflict remains a daily reality. Accordingly, conflict must be transformed through training mediators and negotiators to build strong and sustainable peace processes. PCNI is dedicated to training its constitutent members and other peace workers in the region.

Where and with Whom?

PCNI has already 5 state-level networks in five of the seven states of the northeast. It has membership of institutions and movements:

  • 1. The Gandhian Peace Studies Centre of the Nagaland University;
  • 2. The Peace Studies Centre of the Clark Theological College, Mokokchung;
  • 3. The Peace Centre of the Archdiocese of Guwahati, Assam;
  • 4. The Relief and Development Department of the Baptist Church of Mizoram;
  • 5. The Nagaland Baptist Churches Council (NBCC), and;
  • 6. Peace Channel (movement).

There are other 12 leading NGOs who are constituent members of PCNI.

Main Activities in the Field of Conflict Transformation

The major activities of PCNI during the last two years include:

  • 1. Conflict transformation training to social leaders, leaders of Conflict participants, NGO leaders and church leaders in Dec. 2010.
  • 2. Documentation of the current different conflict situations in the region.
  • 3. Training of students of Peace Studies in March 2010.
  • 4. Interaction with leaders of Militant outfits.
  • 5. Training of trainers in mediations skills for conflict transformation in Nov 2011.

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