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Towards locally-led peacebuilding: defining ‘local’

Women in the village of Mavivi at a micro-finance meeting. The village is supported by the work of CRC. North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. July 2016. Photo by Greg Funnell.
  • Published

    23 November 2020

This brief is part of a series called ‘Towards locally-led peacebuilding’ intended to highlight gaps in current policy and practice.

While global conflicts increase, the international peacebuilding community is increasingly recognising that locally-led activity is a key element to successful peacebuilding.

Drawing on 15 years’ experience partnering with grassroots organisations, this brief outlines what we mean when we talk about ‘local’, and why a radical shift is needed to remove barriers to local leadership.



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