After violence in her hometown of Marawi, Fatima was forced to flee her home, was separated from her children, and faced an uncertain future. We work with local organisation in the Philippines, Kapamagogopa Incorporated (KI), who set up a camp for those, like Fatima, displaced from Marawi. Away from the fear of violence, she works in the camp garden, and hopes to send her children back to school.
Achieving financially sustainability can be a significant challenge for peacebuilding organisations. Understanding and improving the factors that affect the finances and funds of these organisations is critical, as is understanding the alternative resources available to them, which can be just as important as financing. Here are 5 practical tips for how peacebuilding organisations can enhance their financial resilience.
At the heart of all of Peace Direct’s work lies the belief that local people should play a leading role in development and peacebuilding programmes. Peace Direct is currently leading on the Stopping As Success collaborative learning project which is looking at aid exits and transitions in support of locally-led development. Farzana Ahmed, Peace Direct’s Senior Researcher who is managing the project, reports on conversations she had with aid actors in the Philippines last month.
It’s an exciting time at Peace Direct with the opening of our annual Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders competition to find the best emerging peace organisations – and already the applications are landing on our doorstep. So it seemed like the perfect moment to bring you the latest from one of last year’s competition winners.
One of the four winners from last years Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders prize will join our Grow Peace Fund. Kapamagogopa Incorporated are based in Mindanao, southern Philippines – a mainly Christian area that has been affected for years by Muslim separatist guerrillas. KI run cross-cultural volunteering programmes, aiming to bridge the divides that drive the conflict.