Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders are the global awards for local peacebuilding. Awarded annually, they offer international recognition for grassroots peace activists in conflict-affected countries worldwide. These are inspiring individuals who are building a better tomorrow for their communities, in the world’s most fragile and needy places. Three winning organisations will each receive $10,000 and online promotion of their work.Click here to find out more
As a peacebuilder in the Middle East, our local peacebuilding expert from Lebanon acknowledges that with all this turmoil around us it is hard to be optimistic. It is all the more remarkable therefore that she found a book that left her smiling and hopeful. In her review of "The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War" by Scilla Elworthy, the founder of Peace Direct, Sawssan Abou-Zahr reviews the roadmap the book puts forward for peace among nations and within them. Read more »
Fake News is not just a problem in the US. Online disinformation has been blamed for fuelling violence all over the world. In South Sudan a campaign has been launched to train young people to recognise and combat online hate speech, and identify ways to build peace online. Read more »
Winner of our 2016 Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Award for the Environmental Peacebuilding category, Association Burkinabè d’Action Communautaire, or Burkinabe Association for Community Action (ABAC) is a local organisation based in Burkina Faso that works to build peace by improving social cohesion in deprived areas of the country and encouraging peace between different rural communities. ABAC’s peacebuilding activities include training, facilitating dialogue, producing information materials in local languages, and working with local governments. We caught up with ABAC to hear about their activities since winning the Peace Direct Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Award for Environmental Peacebuilding in 2016, funded by the Alliance for Peacebuilding. Read more »
Background on the conflict and peacebuilding efforts in 45 regions around the world.
Peace Insight features information on peacebuilding and peacebuilding organisations around the world. Click below for introductions, resource guides and profiles of peacebuilding organisations working in a selection of different thematic areas.