FPCD

OUR MANDATE INCLUDES EDUCATION, CONSULTATION, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, PROMOTION OF PARTNERSHIPS, AND ADVOCACY FOR SOLUTIONS.

WE EDUCATE

Igniting the potential of the next generation of leaders and inspiring like-minded organizations to build a more peaceful, tolerant, secure, and inclusive world for all.

Challenge: Fragile states face complex social, economic, and political issues. Traditional peacebuilding approaches often lack a deep understanding of the local context.

Solution: The Fragile Context Peacebuilding Initiative (FPCD) empowers leaders at all levels by providing a unique educational lens. We explore the realities of fragile states through the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSGs), and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This framework equips participants to tackle local challenges with a global perspective.

Impact:

  • Empowered Leaders: We offer professional training and advanced education tailored to specific contexts. This equips individuals and organizations working in fragile states with the knowledge and skills to build peace.
  • Actionable Solutions: Through guided reflection and engagement with experts, participants develop creative solutions for their communities.
  • Collaborative Approach: We foster dialogue with world leaders, experts, and the g7+ forum to advance peacebuilding strategies.
  • Sustainable Change: The program concludes with a Declaration of Understanding and Commitment, ensuring lasting impact.

Benefits:

  • Deeper Context: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the historical, social, and economic factors in fragile states.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Develop a strong cross-cultural approach to navigating fragile contexts.
  • Ethical Engagement: Uphold the principle of “First, Do No Harm” and demonstrate commitment to responsible interventions.

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.

WE CONSULT

Cultivating thriving and peaceful states dedicated to promoting safety and security, while driving social and economic prosperity across local, regional, and global landscapes.

Empowering communities in the wake of conflict, the FPCD works towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Our two-pronged approach focuses on:

  • Women’s empowerment: We create access to essential maternal healthcare services, cultivate a positive maternal health culture, and equip women with valuable training opportunities.
  • Youth engagement: We establish inclusive recreational spaces that promote education and encourage positive participation in society, fostering a future generation of empowered leaders.

The FPCD bridges the gap between these needs and real-world solutions by connecting post-conflict countries with dedicated partners. Our impactful programs are already underway in Haiti, Ivory Coast, and Timor Leste.

Letter from our Founder

Claudia Abate

In 2021, the UN declared the world faced the greatest humanitarian crisis since its founding. COVID-19 and climate change unleashed conditions once confined to war zones, impacting every nation. Founding the FPCD in 2005, I focused on post-conflict needs. Little did I know, within two decades, the world itself would become a fragile landscape, needing the solutions the FPCD champions.

COVID-19 and the climate crisis have unleashed a devastating one-two punch on nations worldwide. Food insecurity is projected to soar, pushing an estimated 10% of the globe back into its clutches. This cruel reversal erodes two decades of hard-won progress in reducing extreme poverty, a cornerstone of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

D.A.N.C.E.

OUR STRATEGY

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.

 

OUR TEAM

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.

His Excellency
Xanana Gusmao

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

WE MANAGE

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.

WE PROMOTE

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.

WE ADVOCATE

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.

Deliver diplomatic, country-owned and country-led development modalities with a focus on inclusive participation.
Award excellence in diplomacy and development leadership through the Prince Albert II Leadership in Post Conflict Development Award.
Navigate development through negotiation and diplomacy and improving fragility by advancing successful projects and project management, such as the Prince Rainier III Maternity Clinic.
Collaborate for the future of development with our Institute for Post Conflict Development through videography, for all g7+ member countries to use as a reference.
Eradicate poverty, elevate and empower through diplomacy and development highlighting best practices and educate organizations, corporations, and other stakeholders.