Our peacebuilding work is built on research and conflict analysis that enables us to understand the root causes of violence and long-term solutions to conflict, and to work with our partners to support peaceful change.
We believe that peace is more than just the absence of violence. While the period after fighting stops and a return to normality is welcome, stability frequently masks the reality that grievances or other causes of conflict have not been addressed and may erupt again. We therefore work to support ‘positive peace’: people anticipating and managing conflicts without violence, and engaging in inclusive social change processes that improve the quality of life. This involves addressing power, income, security, justice and wellbeing within society, all factors described in our Programming Framework.
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Our thematic experts and country teams provide context-specific insights on the drivers of conflict and As conflicts are best addressed by those directly affected by them, we work in partnership with local and national organisations, to facilitate dialogue, provide training and influence policy changes. Find out more about our approaches and areas of expertise below.
To support our peacebuilding work, we use the following methods and approaches.
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We believe in a world where people resolve their differences without violence. From the grassroots to policy level, we bring people together to build sustainable peace.