Peace Direct and Responding to Conflict

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In April 2016, the Responding to Conflict (RTC) Board of Trustees took the decision to close down the organisation, after 25 years serving the peacebuilding sector.

Recognising the important work that RTC has done over the years to build the capacity of local peacebuilding organisations worldwide, Peace Direct has agreed to carry forward some of RTC’s work, to ensure that the vital support to local peacebuilders continues.

Dylan Mathews, CEO of Peace Direct said: “Since 1991, Responding to Conflict have been doing a fantastic job of working in areas affected by conflict to transform violence and build peace. In the current economic climate, it is increasingly difficult for small organisations to survive and it is with deep regret that RTC have taken the decision to close. RTC’s work is in strong alignment with Peace Direct’s own mission and it is with great confidence that Peace Direct now take this on. As we strive to raise the profile of local peacebuilding around the world, the incorporation of some of RTC’s excellent work to our portfolio gives us a stronger voice as we make the case to the international community about the power of locally led peace.”

Simon Fisher, Founder of Responding to Conflict said: “I am delighted that Peace Direct has taken on some of RTC’s core work. The two organisations have very similar values with complementary strengths. The synergies created in the coming months will be exciting.”

Over the coming months, Peace Direct will be developing plans for how some of RTC’s work will continue.

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