Institut Malien de Recherche Action pour la Paix
The Institut Malien de Recherche-Action pour la Paix (IMRAP) was created on October 31, 2013 as an association following the multifaceted crises (particularly security and institutional) that Mali experienced in 2012. IMRAP's main objective is to contribute to the renewal of a desire to live together harmoniously and to the entrenchment of dialogue as a mechanism for addressing challenges and seizing opportunities for peacebuilding, reconciliation and social cohesion. Thus, from November 2013 to December 2014, in partnership with Interpeace, and with funding from the European Union and the Embassy of Denmark, IMRAP traveled throughout Mali and the refugee camps for a study on the obstacles and opportunities for peace. This exercise, which constituted the first phase of the "An Agenda for Peace" program, led to a report entitled: "Mali's Self-Portrait on the Obstacles to Peace" . The national consultation organized to validate it identified four main challenges to peace: challenges related to the management of socio-political diversity and the erosion of values; challenges related to governance; challenges related to the regulation of economic resources and opportunities; and challenges related to the mechanism for managing local conflicts and armed rebellions. The second phase of the Agenda for Peace program focused on finding solutions for the four entry points identified and prioritized by the January 2015 National Conference, namely
- the erosion of societal values,
- the strengthening of trust between the Defense and Security Forces and the civilian population,
- limited access to employment for young people,
- failures in the management of public affairs.
IMRAP’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of societies to manage conflicts in a non-violent and non-coercive manner by helping actors involved in their efforts to develop social cohesion. IMRAP believes in the wisdom of listening, the power of participation and the strength of informed and uncomplicated dialogue to build understanding and trust between communities with the goal of restoring the foundations for sustainable peacebuilding and social cohesion. IMRAP works throughout Mali and in the subregion in collaboration with international partners using innovative and proven methodologies.
The main objective of IMRAP is to contribute to :
–To the renewal of a desire to live together harmoniously in Mali.
– The rooting of dialogue as a mechanism that allows Malians to face and   find together definitive, lasting and adapted solutions to the present and past fractures and tensions that affect their society, but also to the future challenges to be faced
IMRAP aims to :
– Facilitate the establishment of an inclusive process of dialogue, on a national or even sub-national scale.  regional, grassroots-led and able to respond effectively to the challenges for the  peace-building, reconciliation and social cohesion as understood by actors  concerned ;
– Contribute to the strengthening of institutional leadership by improving the relationships between the  governments and communities through the establishment of inclusive spaces for dialogue.