Locally-Led Peacebuilding

Please join the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP), Peace Direct and CDA Collaborative Learning Project remotely on April 2nd, 2020 from 9:30 to 11:00am for a working group meeting on Locally Led Peacebuilding. Find the agenda here.

 

Locally driven peacebuilding is an approach in which the people involved in, and most affected by, violent conflict work together to create and enact their own solutions to prevent, reduce, and/or transform the conflict, with the support they desire from outsiders.

Donors, implementers, policymakers, and recent research routinely state that locally led leadership is critical to peacebuilding because local solutions are fundamental to solving local problems. The peacebuilding field has had great “wins” ensuring that this language is in the new Global Fragility Act and other global strategies and policies. This working group will review cutting edge research and programs in this sector and will focus on building a strong advocacy coalition to ensure these wins are successfully implemented.

We believe context matters, and it’s this belief that drives our work. Local solutions are fundamental to solving local problems. By engaging directly at the local level, we are putting the power back in the hands of those working on the front lines of conflict in their own local communities.

 

Recent Publications

Stopping As Success Transitioning to Locally Led Development CDA, Peacedirect, and Search for Common Ground

Local Peacebuilding What works and whyAfP and Peace Direct

 

 


The Locally-Led Peacebuilding Working Group is a partnership between:

 

 

 

 


 

How to Get Involved

For information about this group or to inquire about joining, contact Maher Akremi, Scoville Fellow, at Maher@allianceforpeacebuilding.org.

Piece done during the Locally Led Peacebuilding Transforming Partnerships to Reshape our Field Panel at PeaceCon 2019

A piece created by Monica Curca founder of Activate Labs during the Locally Led Peacebuilding Transforming Partnerships to Reshape our Field Panel at PeaceCon 2019.