Greg Funnell

We operate a global network of people and information from conflict zones. We can provide frontline contacts, human stories and distinctive angles from around the world, direct access to local peacebuilders, local fixers from our in-country Local Peacebuilding Experts and comment on peacebuilding initiatives in the news.

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Essential work in Syria and DRC boosted by players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Today, Peace Direct is delighted to announce a £250,000 award from the players of People's Postcode Lottery to support our work building peace in war zones.Read more »

Peace Dispatch

Today, Peace Insight launches a brand new mapping tool and exciting feature: 'Peace Dispatch' provides real time analysis on instances of violence as they happen, reported from a unique network of our local experts.Read more »

"Without KI, we would not survive": the local organisation saving lives in the Philippines

When violence broke out in the city of Marawi, Philippines, summer 2017, our local partner mobilised immediately to support those who had fled.Read more »


Peace Direct in the news

The East African: A comment by our local partner in Somalia on the recent bombings in Mogadishu, and what needs to be done to stop more from happening. (11/17) Read

Forbes: A short profile of the Top Ideas as part of the BridgeBuilder Challenge 2017, of which Peace Direct was one of five winning submissions. (07/17) Read

Guardian: a profile of the work of The Story Kitchen, winner of a 2016 Tomorrow’s Peacebuilder Award. (12/16) Read

Daily Record: An interview with Gulalai Ismail of Aware Girls, on the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy. (09/16) Read

Guardian: profiles of the three winners of the 2015 Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Awards. (12/15) Read

Guardian: a profile of the work of Aware Girls, Peace Direct’s partner in Pakistan. (10/15) Read

Overseas Development Institute: a blog by Craig Walters highlights Peace Direct as a good example of locally-led Theory of Change. (09/15) Read

New York Times: A mention and link to Insight on Conflict in an article about Rohingya migrant crisis. (07/15) Read

Foreign Affairs: Explores Peace Direct’s view that aid must shift towards local voices. (06/15) Read

BBC World News: Gulalai Ismail from our partner in Pakistan talks to BBC World News about her work. (03/15) Watch below.

BBC World Service: Pakistan peacebuilders, Gulalai and Saba Ismail from the project we support in Pakistan, talk to the BBC World Service. (01/15) Listen

BBC World Service: Pakistan peacebuilder, Gulalai Ismail, talks to the BBC World Service. (08/14) Listen below


Guardian An interview with Saba Ismail, from Aware Girls, the project Peace Direct funds in Pakistan (05/13) Read

Guardian An opinion piece on the conflict minerals on DR Congo, includes a mention of Peace Direct’s project in DR Congo. (02/13) Read

Guardian A profile of Envision, the peacebuilding organisation Peace Direct supports in Zimbabwe (12/12) Read

Guardian Villagers and aid workers in DR Congo discuss living amidst conflict. The article includes a photo of the “Wall of Hope”, part of a Peace Direct funded project in East DR Congo. (03/12). Read

International Human Rights Funders Group: Peace Direct Chief Executive, Carolyn Hayman, writes on the importance of locals in defending human rights. Read (pdf)

BBC In February 2012 BBC Radio 4’s appeal for Peace Direct which was presented by bestselling novelist John le Carré.Listen here

Guardian Madeline Bunting interviews Henri, Director of the Centre Resolution Conflits in DR Congo (10/11). Watch the video below, and read the full article here.


Financial Times Award winning actor Mark Rylance is interviewed by the FT for their How To Give It column. He talks about his performance in New York for Peace Direct and his practical tips for peace (05/11). Read.


Guardian Madeline Bunting writes in depth about Gulalai’s work, how she came do it, what challenges she faces and what her hopes are for the future are (05/11). Read

Channel 4 Unreported World documentary following Henri Ladyi in DR Congo as he rescues child soldiers from the bush (04/11). Watch below.