Alert undertakes policy influencing at the local, national and international level. We advocate for policies and practices that apply a peacebuilding approach, focused on dealing with core drivers of violent conflict. We believe it is vital that our advocacy is rooted in the experiences of those most affected.
In shaping outcomes Alert draws extensively on the experience of its on-the-ground programming and partnerships, our research and analysis, and relationships we have built over time with local, national and international institutions.
Influencing is more than changing written policies. It is about behavioural change, which makes our programming more sustainable and amplifies our peacebuilding impact. Central to much of our policy advocacy is promoting the practice of ‘conflict sensitivity’ to ensure institutions avoid exacerbating conflict and actively contribute to peace.
Alert played an instrumental role in the adoption of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security. We continue to play a critical role in supporting the Bangsamoro peace process in the Philippines, while International Alert Europe plays a crucial role in shaping EU strategies, policies and funding.
We believe collaboration within the peacebuilding community is key to successfully making change. We work closely with networks such as The European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, Bond and Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP), as well as the many sister peacebuilding organisations.
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Partnerships and collaboration at the local, national and international level are central to our peacebuilding work. We’d love to hear from you.