Latest from Peace Direct

Call for participants: COVID-19 and the impact on local peacebuilding

As the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic grows, our focus remains on how we can continue to support communities breaking through cycles of violent conflict. We are convening a two-day consultation on 1st and 2nd April on the topic of COVID-19 and its impact on resolving conflict. We are inviting local peacebuilders from around the world to take part. Read more »

25 March 2020

Broadcasting Peace

Our new report, ‘Broadcasting Peace: Insights and lessons from local peacebuilders in Eastern DRC’, shares insights from local civil society groups, and maps local peacebuilding efforts amid rising violence in the country. Read more »

24 March 2020

Radical Flexibility: Strategic Funding for the Age of Local Activism

This report is a collaboration between Peace Direct and Riva Kantowitz, an independent consultant focused on innovative and effective donor financing. It outlines how a groundbreaking new fund is needed to address the lack of funding for local actors. Read more »

19 February 2020

Peacebuilding and Digital Technologies Consultation: Call for Applications

Peacebuilding and digital technologies, scheduled for 17 – 19 March, will be a global conversation between practitioners and peacebuilders to explore both the impact technology is having on conflict dynamics and the effective and ethical use of digital technologies for peacebuilding. Read more »

06 February 2020

West to East: Civilians in northern Syria face a dark fate

Civilians in northern Syria continue to be under siege, facing constant bombardments and a series of offensives that have killed and displaced thousands. Stuck in the middle of a proxy war between large regional players, civilians in northern Syria have been abandoned by the international community who has failed to put an end to the suffering of the Syrian people. Read more »

03 February 2020

Local peacebuilding: What works and why

This report, a collaboration between Peace Direct and the Alliance for Peacebuilding, explores the effectiveness of local peacebuilding, sharing real and impactful initiatives from around the world. Read more »

Youth and Peacebuilding

Young peacebuilders around the world are charting creative and innovative ways to assert their voices, thus contributing to shaping an inclusive culture for diverse youth constituencies in peacebuilding processes. Our 'Youth and Peacebuilding' report produced by UNOY is the latest in our 'Local Voices for Peace' series. Read more »

05 July 2019

Opportunities for Peace in Kismayo, Somalia

‘Opportunities for Peace in Kismayo, Somalia, is the latest in our series of ‘Local Voices for Peace’ reports, the aim of which is to raise the profile of civil society perspectives on peace and conflict. Read more »

20 May 2019

Voices of SDG16+ Stories for Global Action

We are asking for submissions of short videos to tell your story. From small initiatives making a difference in your community, to a national awareness-raising campaign, to work at a global or regional level – the best videos will be showcased at an event during the United Nations High- Level Political Forum in July, with selected candidates sponsored to attend in person. Read more »

01 May 2019

Peace Dispatch: March 2019

In this quarterly edition, Local Peacebuilding Experts from Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Colombia, India (Kashmir), Lebanon, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine provide their latest analysis of conflict in their areas - and what it means for peacebuilders. Read more »

19 March 2019