Donor: United Nations Development Programme - Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT)
Implementing Parties: Cyprus 2015 and Interpeace
Dates: 20/03/2012 - 31/12/2012
Commissioned by UNDP-ACT, Cyrus 2015 (which later evolved into SeeD in July 2012) organized a three-day international workshop, bringing together 10 leading peace and reconciliation specialists from 6 different countries (Rwanda, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Serbia, USA and Israel) to develop an innovative tool - namely ‘Social Cohesion and Reconciliation’ (SCORE) Index to measure the state of peace in multi-ethnic societies around the world. As the SCORE Index was not only locally relevant, but grounded in international best practices; it gained traction among the practitioner and donor community, with practitioners in Kenya, Rwanda, Bosnia and the Palestinian Territories expressing an interest to develop a version of the index adapted to their own contexts, and international organisations such as USAID and the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR), as well as the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA) expressing their support and interest for the Index.