We bring together private investment, local peacebuilders and evidence gathering specialists to invest in peace.
The global pandemic has highlighted weakness in the international peacebuilding system. Investment in peace is dwarfed by investment in violence. The skills and methodologies of conflict prevention are undervalued and disconnected from other sectors. Sustainable Development Goal 16 – peace, justice and strong institutions – remains underfunded and undervalued.
We work with people from all sectors to develop democratic and collaborative approaches to preventing violent conflict and building peace. Models of ‘Architectures for Peace’ aim to rebalance the power dynamics of decision-making and place locally-led actors in the driving seat.
How this looks in the real world
Scholar and practitioner John Paul Lederach has defined this necessary structural transformation as “a process: a functional network that spans across divisions and levels of society and ensures optimum collaboration between the main stakeholders”.
We are working with a diverse range of actors to build on experiences in countries including South Africa, Kenya and Myanmar and co-create new models of peacebuilding that incentivise investment and genuinely shift power towards local leadership.