to empower the next generation of leaders and to influence like-minded organizations to contribute to humanity and foster more peaceful, tolerant, secure, and inclusive communities.
Education is the key to peace. We approach education by providing a lens into the local, regional, and global context of fragile states. Perspective matters and the lessons of peacebuilding and state-building are applicable at all community levels. By having people explore their own social, economic, and political context through the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, the shared principles of the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSGs) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), can be introduced, understood, and realized. Through guided reflection, students and practitioners of peacebuilding can begin to tackle the complex challenges of fragility. Through this prism, we empower people to apply the concepts of peacebuilding and state-building to their communities while providing the building blocks to devise creative solutions.
The FPCD will offer Professional Training and Advanced Education to corporations, organizations, institutions, governments, civil society, and universities who are operating in or have an interest in fragile and conflict-affected states. These programs are context driven with content and guest speakers designed to cover specific topics. All programs conclude with the development of a Declaration of Understanding and Commitment. Our goals are to:
Interact with the international constituents of the g7+, the preeminent forum of 20 fragile and conflict-affected countries.
Plan the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Contribute and promote the peacebuilding and state-building landscape.
Advance and comply with the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States.
Maximize tangible and intangible investments to ensure their sustainable impact.
Engage in robust dialogue with world leaders and experts.
Innovate with new intervention modalities.
Deepen the understanding of the peacebuilding context using historical, social, and economic overviews. Develop a more robust cross-culture sensitivity approach to the fragile context. Engender trust by directly committing to a new standard of engagement.
Understand and recommit to the code of ‘First, Do No Harm.’
Develop a Declaration of Understanding and Commitment for each program.
to build more peaceful and vibrant states that can promote safety and security while contributing to the overall social and economic prosperity of the local, regional, and global landscape.
The mission of the FPCD is to fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals in post conflict situations. The way we accomplish this is two-fold:
• to empower women through creating access to maternal health services, improving maternal health culture, and providing training opportunities; and
• to empower and engage youth by creating recreational spaces that promote inclusion, support education, and encourage positive participation in society.
The organization links post-conflict countries with good-willed partners to concretely address these needs. Different programs were implemented in Haiti, Ivory Coast, and Timor Leste.
The United Nations announced 2021 would represent the greatest humanitarian crisis since its inception 75 years ago. Conditions once exclusive to Nations emerging from war are now conditions shared by all Nations as they battle COVID-19 and the extreme effects of climate change. When I founded the FPCD in 2005 to address the unique needs of post-conflict Nations, I could never have imagined that less than two decades later, fragility would awash the globe.
Today, the loss of life from COVID-19 and the global climate crisis is impacting many Nations. The combination of conditions is set to plunge 10% of the world into food insecurity. Two decades of progress in the reduction of extreme poverty, the cornerstone of the United Nations Sustainable development goals, has been pushed into sharp reverse.
We face unprecedented times, urgent action is required to address the climate crisis, pandemics, conflict, and economic pressures—all of which cause human displacement and suffering.
We believe peace has a dynamism that transcends fragility. Peace requires balance, a neutral space to engage, a series of concrete steps with seamless transitions for progress, and, above all, it requires inspiring innovation. Peace is fluid. It may falter or fall, but with additional energy and resources, it recovers. It requires a range of disciplined and dedicated flexible participants, who create and align to a common vision, and who, in the end, are willing to coalesce and move as one.
The Foundation for Post Conflict Development proudly introduces D.A.N.C.E. as an organizational strategy to meet our collective organizational goals. Dance represents who we are and what we do. To D.A.N.C.E. is to conceptualize and compose new paradigms in diplomacy and development.
The Foundation for Post Conflict Development (FPCD) is a not-for-profit organization. It has three tiers of leadership to provide a transparent, accountable, and globally recognized structure. The FPCD is recognized as a tax-exempt, charitable organization under U.S. Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). Public inspection of legal documents, copies of the FPCD annual federal tax return (Form 990), tax-exempt application, IRS tax exemption determination letter, or FPCD annual reports are available without additional charge, other than reasonable fees for copying and postage, by writing to the FPCD Office. A copy of the official registration and annual report may be obtained from the New York State Department of Law.
Former President and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste
The Foundation for Post Conflict Development (FPCD) is a not-for-profit organization. It has three tiers of leadership to provide a transparent, accountable, and globally recognized structure. The FPCD is recognized as a tax-exempt, charitable organization under U.S. Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). Public inspection of legal documents, copies of the FPCD annual federal tax return (Form 990), tax-exempt application, IRS tax exemption determination letter, or FPCD annual reports are available without additional charge, other than reasonable fees for copying and postage, by writing to the FPCD Office. A copy of the official registration and annual report may be obtained from the New York State Department of Law, Charities B
country-owned and country-led projects that provide pathways to peace.
The most enduring sustainable development is country-owned and country-led. We understand that when it comes to improving the situation in a conflict-affected and fragile country, a range of priorities across multiple sectors and subsectors must be considered. Beginning in 2005, the FPCD has responded to the needs of several countries with expert assistance and programs that are still thriving to this day.
The FPCD’s top-down, bottom-up approach ensures that every intervention has the broadest possible consultations, from the Head of State or Head of Government to the local community. Our priorities range from maternity clinics to youth centers, from environmental to agricultural initiatives, and even involve veterans’ programs. We have gained a reputation for responding to the needs of individual citizens while delivering broader, successful programs in specific countries, while also taking an active part in forums at the global level to advocate for post-conflict and fragile countries. By 2010, the FPCD had built maternity clinics that served as a model for best practice for the establishment of youth centers training hundreds of youths across post-conflict countries, including Timor-Leste and Haiti.
To accomplish shared objectives, FPCD produces special events for governments, corporations, organizations, and institutions. From inception to creation, FPCD provides services for events, each tailor-made to promote specific, designed outcomes. All events support local peacebuilding and state-building, contribute to the international development landscape, and achieve acceleration and advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
innovative bilateral and multilateral partnerships that offer a unique combination of advantages for our client countries.
The FPCD acts as a critical nexus that binds multilateral partnerships with a focus on peacebuilding and state-building. Our headquarters are strategically located in New York City and associated with the United Nations systems. We have branches in Monaco (serving Europe and Africa) and Australia (serving Asia-Pacific). The Foundation aligns with the principles and policies of the global diplomatic frameworks set amongst and between United Nations member countries. We act as neutral arbiters and are well versed in providing the infrastructure and processes to promote mutual understanding and shared outcomes.
FPCD is proud to support the g7+, 20 fragile and conflict-affected countries, and we have formed critical and long-lasting partnerships with the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, the host country of the g7+.
Current and past partners include, among others, the Government of Monaco, the Government of Timor-Leste, the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Monaco, Liechtenstein, Qatar, Italy, Angola, and Namibia, the UN Staff 1% for Development Fund, the Doha Bank, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Monaco Red Cross, Fight Aids Monaco, the Princess Grace Hospital (Monaco), Fondation Santa Devota, HOW Global USA, the Guerra Book Project, the Office of the Mayor (New York City), the Gabarron Foundation, the United States Sports Academy, the International Olympic Committee, Fundação Xanana Gusmão, Peace and Sport, and AMREF.
We continue to seek bold and innovative partnerships.
to shift our understanding of the conflict and fragile context to provide more innovative and bold sustainable development solutions.
In 2000, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were agreed by all nations to eradicate poverty by 2015. All member countries were required to report annually on their progress to achieving these MDGs.
By 2010, there was a distinct pattern in the reporting: no fragile or conflict-affected country had managed to make any substantial achievement toward meeting any of the MDGs, and it became evident that no fragile or conflict-affected country would reach any of the MDGs by 2015. The international community responded by supporting the g7+, a forum of 20 conflict-affected and fragile countries established to identify the unique challenges that fragile and conflict-affected countries generally face. For the first time in history, these countries, traditionally exempt from the more formal global diplomatic framework, demanded, “Nothing about us, without us.”
The g7+ has since provided the most significant advancement toward a better understanding of peacebuilding in similarly affected countries in the last half-century. By 2015, when the push to achieve MDG standards had ended, a new global diplomatic framework was adopted: the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2015–2030 (SDGs). In developing and supporting the SDGs, the g7+ provided a profound shift in the way we do business in conflict-affected and fragile countries.
The g7+ stated that unlike other developing countries, its member countries had unique challenges, which they identified by creating Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals. These goals must first be addressed locally before the global goals articulated in the MDGs and the subsequent SDGs can be pursued successfully. The g7+ then developed the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, which changed the way business is done in fragile and conflict-affected countries. All engagement would focus on the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals, which provided the strong foundations from which to then confidently pursue the SDGs. These aspirations were enshrined in SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.
The FPCD exists to promote the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals, The New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular, SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Our goals are designed to meet the objectives defined in these accords. Our advisory, educational, and advocacy context is based on those tenets, as defined by the g7+. We aim to promote, protect, and advocate for these principles as a means to build peaceful countries.