Our work is designed to positively impact the quality of life of the people we work with. Through a range of approaches, we work with people and institutions so they are better able to anticipate and manage conflict without violence.

As a result of our work, we have seen improvements in relationships within and between communities, and between citizens and the state. We are contributing to more effective and transparent resource management, and reducing the impact of climate change on insecurity.

We pay specific attention to integrating gender in peacebuilding. And, in keeping with emerging global trends, we have started to look at the interactions between crime, violence and instability, to address key issues of today’s world that can lead to increased levels of violence.


A woman cooking on a firewood-fuelled stove in Kayah state. © U Aung Naing Oo/International Alert

Managing fragile resources in Myanmar

In Myanmar, forests contribute to the livelihoods of around 80% of the population. We are advising communities and officials on how to manage forests in a way that supports long-term peace and stability.

Bridging deep divisions in Mali

In Mali, years of insecurity and violence have shattered trust between communities, the state and security forces. We are supporting dialogue forums to improve relations between them and strengthen accountability around security issues.