United States Institute of Peace

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world. USIP does this by engaging directly in conflict zones and by providing analysis, education, and resources to those working for peace.

Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded organization, USIP’s more than 300 staff work at the Institute’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, and on the ground in some of the world’s most dangerous regions.

In 2015, Seeds of Peace was awarded a USIP grant to support a local National Integration Camp in Pakistan that brought together over 60 students and 10 educators from throughout Pakistan in Islamabad for a week-long program aimed at addressing local conflict that is affecting the country today.

Participants engaged in conversations and activities that address the religious, and ethnic divide and led Community Action Projects upon their return home.