Centro de Investigación y Educación Popular – Programa por la Paz (CINEP/PPP)

Identity card

The Centre of Research and Popular Education, CINEP/Peace Program, was created by the Society of Jesus in 1972 with a mission to work towards creating a more just and equitable society by promoting integral and sustainable human development.

Its tasks include the following:

  • Building knowledge and data systems through structural and historical research.

  • Providing training and accompaniment to marginal sectors and their organizations to strengthen their capacities and claim their rights.

  • Providing mediation in the country’s social conflict to contribute to building relationships and agreements between the different sectors of civil society and the State, to impinge upon social change and public policies.

CINEP/PPP works on four thematic axes:

  • Conflict, State and development.

  • Social mobilization, rights to territory and interculturality.

  • Memory of victims of human rights violations and serious violations of international humanitarian law.

  • Citizenship, peace and reconciliation initiatives.


Mission: Nous travaillons en faveur de la vie et d’une société juste, durable et pacifique.

Vision: D’ici 2022, nous prévoyons être un centre guidé par la Compagnie de Jésus qui aura élaboré des propositions pour la construction de la région et de la nation, visant à promouvoir et à protéger la vie, les droits humains, le développement durable et la paix.

Modes of action

  • expertise
  • networking of actors
  • advocacy, lobbying, influence strategy
  • books, reviews publishing
  • meetings, exchanges, assemblies

Target audience

  • youth
  • women
  • farmers, farmers’ unions
  • associations
  • teachers, education professions
  • clerics, religion representatives
  • public authorities, elected representatives, administrations
  • trade unions

Thematic areas

  • governance
  • local territory management
  • ethics
  • peace
  • research and social innovation