Published by Peace Direct, Peace Insight is the world’s leading resource on local peacebuilding. Wherever there is violence and conflict, there are local people leading efforts to prevent and resolve it. Peace Insight showcases their work.

Peace Insight is based on the research of a unique network of Local Peacebuilding Experts (LPEs). These LPEs are journalists, activists and peacebuilders themselves, with in-depth knowledge of the context they operate in.

Our LPEs identify local peacebuilding organisations for our interactive database, publish commentary and analysis on conflict and security issues in their region, and help us organise peacebuilding workshops and conferences. Their role is fundamental to the work we do and our mission to amplify the voices of local peacebuilders.

Peace Insight supports:

Research and resources

Peace Insight’s key project is an up-to-date, interactive database of peacebuilding projects and activities. We profile the work of more than 1,500 peacebuilding organisations in 44 conflict-affected regions, run bespoke research projects on specific topics, and collate external resources on the role of local peacebuilding.

Commentary and ideas

Our LPES provide first-hand reporting on peacebuilding initiatives around the world, and we publish regular articles and analysis from expert guest contributors. Peace Insight acts as an international platform for local peacebuilders to share their views on the issues that affect them.  

Consultations and workshops

The mapping and research on Peace Insight has helped support Peace Exchanges – conferences bringing together local groups and international actors – as well as innovative online consultations on peace and security issues.

Newsletters and info

Peace Insight publishes a range of newsletters with information on resources, research, and fundraising and training opportunities.

Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders

Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders are the global awards for local peacebuilding. Peace Insight helps promote the awards to local organisations around the world.

The Peace Insight team

Peace Insight is managed by Peace Direct staff based in London:

Head of Research and Engagement: Ruairi Nolan

Ruairi manages Insight on Conflict, including the Tomorrow’s Peacebuilder competition and leads on identifying new partners and supporting them in the early years of the partnership. He joined Peace Direct as Insight on Conflict Project Manager in 2009. He has an MSc in Latin American Studies and has worked in rural development in Central America, at Irish Aid and at the UNESCO Centre at the University of Ulster. Contact: [email protected].

Peacebuilding Technology Programmes Officer: Joel Gabri

Joel supports the web infrastructure and development of the Insight on Conflict and Peace Direct websites. He also leads on our work looking at how technology can support local peacebuilders, including advanced approaches to mapping and incident reporting and monitoring. Joel has a degree in Peace & Conflict Studies and Politics, with his final year dissertation focusing on how the Internet can be used to promote and assist conflict resolution. Contact: [email protected].

Peace Insight staff work with a team of Local Peacebuilding Experts around the world