In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) we integrate peacebuilding into local development programmes.

We help to address conflicts over land, power and resources, and advocate for conflict-sensitive economic development. We promote women’s political and economic empowerment, and provide training and practical support to women in politics and civil society. We also facilitate community discussions, to help restore relations between people and communities affected by violence.

Our work is important because it identifies and addresses the political and structural causes of conflict in eastern DRC.

We have been working in DRC since 2000.

702

local conflicts have been resolved by peace committees set up by Alert and our partners in DRC. 507 of these were over economic grievances and 195 over land.