This is a practical programming guide for our staff in the complex and difficult task of building peace. It also offers those we work with and are accountable to greater clarity about what we do and why we do it. Most importantly, it is designed to enable peacebuilders to be better able to identify and measure the impact of their actions, so that they can be more effective in what they do.
The first section explains in more detail why we need a peacebuilding framework.
The second section deals with the analytical framework, covering the meaning of peace and conflict, the peace factors that are required to sustain peaceful societies, and the kind of analysis that is needed to inform peacebuilding interventions.
Section three explains what gender means to us as peacebuilders.
The actual implementation of peacebuilding activities is the subject of the fourth section, which covers methodology.