This brief on partnership approaches 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.
Batoul is 16 years old and lives in Syria. She is the only girl in a family of three brothers. Over the last nine years, she and her family were displaced three times from the countryside of Idlib to the city of Kafr Takharim. Read more »
It is with great sadness that we share the tragic news that our friend and partner in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Henri Ladyi, passed away last night. Today, we remember Henri’s remarkable life and contributions to peace. In a country ravaged by cycles of recurrent violence, he always held on to hope. Read more »
We recently passed the year mark since the COVID-19 pandemic forced most of us to retreat to our homes. In that time, those of us working in international development, aid and peacebuilding have been confronted with a number of hard truths about ourselves. Read more »