Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: Crisis Management Initiative

Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) is an independent Finnish non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and resolve conflict through informal dialogue and mediation. Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari founded CMI in 2000. CMI has offices in Helsinki and Brussels as well as a presence in selected countries. CMI states it is focused on contributing to peace processes in three regions: the Middle East and North Africa, Eurasia and Sub-Saharan Africa. CMI facilitates dialogue, mediates between conflicting sides, provides capacity-building and mediation support at all stages of conflict management and peace processes, and supports the broader peace building community. One of CMI’s most visible assignments, the Aceh peace process began in late 2004. CMI and its Chairman President Ahtisaari were asked to facilitate talks between the Government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement. In 2008, President Ahtisaari was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leading role in bringing independence to Namibia, Serbia’s withdrawal from Kosovo, and autonomy for Aceh.

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