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The Toda Peace Institute (formerly called the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research) is an independent, nonpartisan institute committed to advancing a more just and peaceful world through policy-oriented peace research and practice. The institute commissions evidence-based research, convenes multi-track and multi-disciplinary problem-solving workshops and seminars, and promotes dialogue across ethnic, cultural, religious and political divides. It catalyses practical, policy- oriented conversations between theoretical experts, practitioners, policymakers and civil society leaders in order to discern innovative and creative solutions to the major problems confronting the world in the twenty-first century.

The Toda Peace Institute's current research and practice foci are:



In order to advance our mission of promoting a nonviolent, sustainable and peaceful world, the Toda Peace Institute has pursued the following four visions ...

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Theory of Change

A “theory of change” (ToC) is a statement—a strategic narrative—that explains the logic of an organization and its programmes. Every organisation has an implicit or explicit theory of change that articulates how some type of ...

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Core Values

1. Conflicts are a normal part of everyday life and they can and should be resolved nonviolently. Most differences can be resolved nonviolently. It is vital to enlarge the repertoire of nonviolent options, and exhaust them before ...

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Toda Peace Institute (formerly called the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research) was established on 11 February, 1996 by Daisaku Ikeda, a Buddhist philosopher, educator and a prolific writer and poet ...

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Dr. Kevin Clements is the Foundation Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies and Foundation Director of theNational Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) at the University of Otago, New Zealand ...

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Our Partners

The Toda Peace Institute is actively developing cooperative relationships and strategic partnerships with a variety of organisations that share our visions.

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The Toda Peace Institute's administrative office is located in Tokyo, Japan.

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