Centers of Innovation

USIP identifies and applies best practices in seven topical areas whose issues cross each phase of conflict through this series of Centers.

USIP's Centers of Innovation (COI) focus on specialized sectors essential to peacebuilding. They are comprised of seven topical programs with projects in conflict-affected countries around the world. They work on peacebuilding in relation to Gender, Media, Religion, Rule of Law, Science and Technology, Security Sector Governance, and Economics to gender, media, religion, rule of law, science and technology, security sector governance, and economics.

The Centers of Innovation conduct research, identify best practices, and develop new peacebuilding tools within their areas of expertise. Their work helps define and shape their respective fields.

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