Our Strategic Foundation



PDC advocates a culture of peace and development through proactive grassroots participation by fostering customary and modern conflict resolution mechanisms in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.


PDC envisions a Horn of Africa where justice and peace prevails.


  • Neutrality

We do not endorse, promote or oppose political parties, political entities candidates, forums or platforms or/and religious ideologies.

  • Human Dignity

We believe recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of human beings are the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

  • Empathy

We believe in understanding and sharing another person's feelings, needs, concerns and/or emotional state.

  • Model for Peace

We are committed to peace-building, mediation, conflict prevention and resolution, peace education, education for non-violence, tolerance, acceptance, mutual respect, intercultural and interfaith dialogue and reconciliation.

  • Respect Others Values

We respect and appreciate the values, beliefs, cultures and history of others.

  • Honesty

We are sincere, truthful, trustworthy, honorable, fair, genuine and loyal with integrity.