The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) is a nonpartisan network of 100+ organizations working in 153 countries to end conflict, reduce violence, and build sustainable peace. Our members include some of the world’s largest development organizations, most innovative academic institutions, and most influential humanitarian and faith-based groups. We build coalitions in key areas of strategy and policy to elevate the entire peacebuilding field, tackling issues too large for any one organization to address alone.
Our Vision is a world where each person feels secure, dignified, and included; a world where people build peace and manage conflict without violence.
Our Mission is to Influence, Impact, and Innovate for the peacebuilding field.
We mobilize support through evidence-based advocacy.
We support a more rigorous culture of Design, Monitoring, & Evaluation to generate evidence-based standards.
We build strength across sectors and create new narratives for peace.
Theory of Change
If we harness collective action across a wide range of sectors, provide empirical evidence for the impact of peacebuilding, and create a space for innovative practice, then we can elevate the field of peacebuilding and push peace to the forefront of public attention.
We aspire to become a platform where peacebuilders from around the world can find each other, amplify their voices, spark movements, and create new modes of social action for peace.
Since its incorporation in 2003, the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) has grown from a small cluster of conflict resolution practitioners to a rich and diverse network of individuals and organizations that are active in more than 153 countries. Founded in 1999 as the Applied Conflict Resolution Organization Network (ACRON), AfP began with the goal of supporting collaboration in the conflict resolution field, which was fragmented at the time. With a $1 million planning grant from the Hewlett Foundation in 2003, ACRON became the Alliance for International Conflict Prevention and Resolution (AICPR) with a broader mandate and a stronger emphasis on conflict prevention. In 2006, the organization became the Alliance for Peacebuilding, adopting a more ambitious mission and further emphasizing collaborative action.