Policy & Advocacy
AfP leads, supports, and empowers peacebuilders to drive conflict prevention as a leading foreign policy issue.
Congressional Advocacy & Education
AfP educates and advocates to members of Congress on behalf of our members. We give input at every point in the legislative process, from asking formal questions at congressional hearings on global conflict to holding meetings with congressional offices on national security decisions and peacebuilding funds.
We co-lead the coalition supporting the Global Fragility Act of 2019.
We are co-leading the coalition for the Youth, Peace and Security Act of 2019.
AfP developed a first-ever Briefing Book on peacebuilding and violence reduction issues as a resource for the 116th Congress.
Executive Branch Engagement
We work with agencies like the State Department, USAID, and the Department of Defense on technical support issues through our ongoing working groups. We meet with key staff across the inter-agency to advocate for peace-centered foreign policy and give input on approaches to major policy frameworks. Executive agencies increasingly turn to AfP as a key convening space for consultation with civil society.
We work with our global members to produce policy briefs on countries and issues of pressing concern to the peacebuilding community, policy makers, and the public at large. Consistent with AfP’s solutions-oriented, non-partisan approach, our policy briefs offer cogent recommendations to address complex policy problems inherent in fragile and at-risk states and countries in open conflict. Read our latest report on Ethiopia here and recent policy briefs on Afghanistan and the Northern Triangle.
Global Network Building
AfP provides coordination and leadership around global and regional peacebuilding advocacy. We consistently engage with international networks like the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict and European alliances like the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office. We work with diverse partners to present a powerful, unified peacebuilding voice on global policy issues and to connect local citizens to policy leaders.
We educate policymakers and the general public on peacebuilding through evidence-based research and media. See more resources here.
If you have any comments or questions regarding AfP’s Policy & Advocacy work, please contact Mena Ayazi at email@example.com