Guinea Bissau


For the last two decades, Guinea-Bissau has experienced major political turmoil, with successive coups and recurrent confrontations between political authorities and the military and within the political sphere. State dysfunctionality has a strong negative impact on the country’s society at large, as well as on international support to civil society, inhibiting sustainable peacebuilding and development. In 2007, Interpeace set up a peacebuilding programme in collaboration with a local partner, Voz di Paz. Through a national consultation process, Voz di Paz engaged over 6,000 Bissau-Guineans to identify the main obstacles to lasting peace in the country. Bissau-Guineans identified the lack of effective state institutions, political and institutional instability, poor administration of justice, social exclusion and a weak culture of dialogue as some of the root causes of conflict. As a result of this foundational study, the programme currently works in two main axes: conflict prevention and resolution and good governance.


Interpeace’s programme in Guinea-Bissau, implemented together with local partner Voz di Paz, aims to stimulate citizen engagement for good governance and peacebuilding, with a special focus on the most excluded groups of society.


Conflict prevention and resolution

Promoting good governance

Programme Manager

For more information about the Guinea-Bissau country-programme, please contact the Programme Manager.


Voz di Paz Brochure


15 January 2019

Fala di Mindjer – The voices of women


30 October 2018

Fala di Mindjer


22 March 2018

Fala di Mindjer


3 October 2017

Voz di Paz – A network for peace


2 December 2015