We work on the Nagorny Karabakh conflict context by empowering local people to build trust across the conflict divide and to explore new ways of supporting peace.

Our focus recently has been on using comparative learning to introduce alternative perspectives and promote fresh thinking on the conflict and possibilities for peacebuilding. We provide opportunities for civil society leaders, prominent journalists and young activists to study experiences of peaceful coexistence in other conflict contexts, in order to stimulate debate on how to better support peace and increase understanding across the divided communities.

Our work is important because with the official peace process stagnating, nationalist rhetoric is fuelling rising tensions between the societies. Peacebuilding initiatives remain the only way for people to maintain contact across the conflict divide and mitigate the effects of the conflict escalating.

We have been working on the Nagorny Karabakh conflict context since 2003.

20

years of civil peacebuilding in the context of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict reflected upon in our report, 'Advancing the prospects for peace'.