International Alert is an independent peacebuilding organisation working in over 20 countries and territories around the world. Our dual approach involves working directly with people affected by violent conflict as well as at government, EU and UN levels to shape both policy and practice in building sustainable peace. Our regional work is based in the African Great Lakes, West Africa, the Caucasus, the Andean region of South America, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Philippines. At both regional and international levels, our thematic work focuses on the role of business, humanitarian aid and development, gender, security and postconflict reconstruction in the context of building peace.
International Alert is grateful for the support of our core donors: Irish Aid (Department of Foreign Affairs Ireland); Danida (Danish International Development Agency); DFID (UK Department for International Development); Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland; The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency); and SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation).
- Working directly with people affected by violent conflict, supporting their efforts to improve their prospects for peace: Working in close partnership with local and regional organisations to reduce tension between those divided by conflict and to identify new solutions to persistent problems.
- Shaping international policy and practice that affect peacebuilding: Working with governments, the EU and the UN, and with the private sector, to help decision-makers understand the impact of their actions on conflict and include the perspectives of war-torn communities.
- Strengthening the expertise, impact and public profile of the peacebuilding sector:Raising awareness of the importance of peacebuilding and working with others in the sector to find better ways of addressing the root causes of violent conflict.
- Author(s):International Alert
- Date:September 2006