Our approach to advocacy
We focus on improving the policies and practice of international funders and policymakers to include local peacebuilding. We use the knowledge of local people building peace to inform and shape national and international policies.
Through our advocacy, we strive to act as a principled and practical expert on local peacebuilding for decision-makers and influencers in the international peacebuilding world, and in key countries where our partners work. We work to build relationships across conflict divides and with those of diverse political opinions, demonstrating the non-partisan nature of our work and effective peacebuilding.
We do not have all the answers, but we believe that our experience and partnerships with local peacebuilders provide unique perspective, knowledge, and creative solutions that would be otherwise be overlooked.
Working with local partners on the ground we report on the crisis on Burundi, circulating weekly flash reports, producing in depth research reports and arranging meetings with governments and the UN.
Government and UN officials praise this as an invaluable resource and the best source of information from inside the country.