The ICP CITY-TO-CITY COLLABORATION PROGRAM™ is available for individual Cities of Peace to create cooperative, non-legally-binding City-to-City Agreements with other Cities of Peace. The Program enables multi-city collaboration for people-to-people communication, mutual goal achievement and support.

  • Energizes peace building in all engaged communities
  • Provides two-way information exchange between City Liaisons and Teams
  • Increases global understanding and promotes true peace
  • Offers a simple, safe and easy way to help immediately
  • Potential exchanges are limited only by creativity
  • Projects can include any beneficial exchange, such as:
  • artwork, letters, and communications
  • medicines and housing
  • agriculture support and food provisions
  • mentoring new cities of peace
  • water, wells, peace pole and other material ventures


How to Start a City-to-City Collaboration Program

  1. Develop a strong relationship between Cities
  2. Agree on a vision, mission, and goals for the City-to-City program
  3. Send the attached Alliance Agreement to ICP Central to register
  4. Post updates with photos and stories on the ICP Member Facebook Page


A few current examples of City-to-City Initiatives:

  • Two State initiatives in Nigeria — in Lagos State and Akwa Ibom State — have developed to link multiple Cities of Peace for mutual and Statewide benefit. In Lagos a group of judges, lawyers and mediators volunteer their expertise to help women at risk, among other actions for peace.
  • In China, the UNESCO Chair of Peace Studies in Nanjing: International City of Peace provided funding tor 33 Cities of Peace in Africa to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
  • In Argentina, the Mil Milenios de Paz organization has brought over thirty Cities Committed to Peace and is expanding into other countries in South America. Each City Committed to Peace automatically joins the ICP Association.

Colón, Argentina and Paysandú, Uraguay


NOTE: The focus of International Cities of Peace is to encourage “in situ” voluntary actions to increase peace in each community. Networking with other Cities of Peace can be beneficial but can also distract from the essence of community peacebuilding. Act Local, Network Global™.

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Case Study #1: As a result of the urging of the City of Peace team in Sedona, Arizona, John Mukhutu, leader of the City of Peace in Kowelzi, D.R. Congo, arranged a meeting with the local Rotary. The Chief of that region (the head of government) was so impressed with John’s presentation that 10 acres and 10,000 concrete blocks were given to the project. You can match that level of local support with a moderate donation. And you can watch these orphans thrive.

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Case Study #2: Together, we provided funds for the abused and ostracized women of Bujumbura, Burundi — seeds and land for their gardens, fees for their children’s schooling, housing and medicines. We told them up-front it would be just for one year. We did great. One of our colleagues even bought them a used computer so their children would have a window to the world. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

We also encouraged their leader, Furaha Soleil, to ask the women to consider starting a business. We gave them a little support. Only they can empower themselves. We are happy to report the women of Burundi have developed a business plan!

Eight Goats to Alleviate Poverty

From Soleil Furaha:
“The group of vulnerable women that we represent is composed of 102 widows, those contaminated by AIDS or who have been raped and driven from their husbands or are considered witches. All are poor women who live in either Buterere or Mutakura on the outskirts of Bujumbura, capital of Burundi.

“Grouped within the Union of Women for Peace, our association is a member of International Cities of Peace and campaigning for peace, non-violence and our overall well-being. The “Two Beads Red , One Human Heart” project initiated for us by ICP has enabled some of us to be treated, pay rent of our homes, pay studies for our children, allow us to have a computer, buy equipment for agriculture and to have a field to cultivate. What a relief for our group!

“Now we wish to start a small breeding of goats business. This will allow us to have milk for our own consumption, fertilize our fields and have income by selling milk or small goats that will be born. This will increase our revenues, make more cohesion and solidarity of our group and we will live better.

“Here is the budget for this profitable activity. Purchase 8 goats for $720; Construct a shed for $180; buy medications for $50; and purchase rope for $10.

“Thank you. Let us hope a good answer. Merci. Best wishes. Soleil Furaha”


No obligation, but it sure tugs on the heart strings. If you would like to help these women start their Eight Goats business to keep their children in school and food on the table, please do… $50? $100? $500? To them, so little is so much!

As usual, receipts for their purchases are provided and no salaries are paid, so all funds go directly to the women.

If you prefer, mail check or money order made out to “International Cities of Peace” to the address below. All work is done by volunteers. The organization is a 501(c)3 so your donations are tax deductible.

International Cities of Peace
5818 Wilmington Pike #234
Centerville, OH 45459 U.S.A.

Questions? Contact a volunteer today. Thank you!