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Democratic Republic of the Congo: International organisations

ACORD

ACORD defends rights and promotes justice. Its peacebuilding work concentrates on helping communities mitigate and prevent conflict at grassroots level.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: ACORD's peacebuilding work in the DRC works to support communities to unite in their fight against poverty. ACORD uses participatory approaches, social exclusion analysis, and social dialogue encouraging local communities to work together, beyond ethnic, racial, tribal and gender barriers.

Action Aid

Action Aid works to end hunger and poverty, provide education for all, deal with conflicts and emergencies, and support women's rights.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: Action Aid has a wide range of programmes in the DRC, working on women's rights, human security in conflict and land rights.

CAFOD

CAFOD works in disaster relief and development, in particular on basic infrastructure, workers rights and advocacy towards donor governments.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: CAFOD works to fund peacebuilding, reconciliation, trauma healing, humanitarian aid and governance programmes in the DRC.

Campaign Against Arms Trade

CAAT works to end the international arms trade, promoting progressive demilitarisation and ending government financial and political support for arms export.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: CAAT provides data on UK and EU arms exports to the DRC.

Carter Center

The Carter Center works in more than 80 countries on conflict resolution, democracy promotion, disease prevention and the improvement of mental health care.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Carter Center has worked in the DRC since 2006, monitoring elections and working to safeguard human rights.

Conciliation Resources

Conciliation Resources works on cross-border conflict, engaging armed groups, developing governance, facilitating dialogue, strengthening public participation and integrating women properly into all areas of peacebuilding.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: Conciliation Resources works at both the community level, with civil society organisations, and at a political level, to influence regional and international decision-makers, to deal with the Lord's Resistance Army in the DRC and across central Africa.

Danish Refugee Council

DRC focuses on helping people who have fled war and conflict, persecuted because of their race, religion, nationality, political conviction or social affiliation.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Danish Refugee Council works to support the estimated 920,000 displaced persons in the DRC's North Kivu province.

Gender Action for Peace and Security

GAPS is a network of development, human rights, humanitarian and peacebuilding NGOs. It promotes, facilitates and monitors the meaningful inclusion of gender in all aspects of UK policy and practice on peace and security.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: The DRC is one of GAPS' focus countries. It works to monitor and focus attention on gender perspectives in peacebuilding in the country.

Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

GNWP is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations. It is involved in advocacy and action for the full and effective implementation of Security Council resolutions on women and peace and security.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: The GNWP has several partner members in the DRC.

Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict

GPPAC is a member-led network of civil society organisations active in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding across the world.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: GPPAC's partner organisation in the DRC is Heritiers de la Justice.

Global Witness

Global Witness investigates and campaigns to change the system by exposing the economic networks behind conflict, corruption and environmental destruction.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: Global Witness's work in the DRC focuses on conflict minerals, forests, and transparency and anti-corruption initiatives.

International Action Network on Small Arms

IANSA is the global movement against gun violence, linking civil society organisations working to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: IANSA has a large number of partner organisations in the DRC.

International Alert

International Alert works with local people to build peace by them with training, advice and support. It brings communities together as well as advising companies, governments and international organisations on how they can support peace.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: International Alert integrates peacebuilding into local development programmes, helping to address conflicts over land, power and resources, to promote women’s political and economic empowerment, provide training and practical support to women in politics and civil society, facilitate community discussions and help restore relations between people and communities affected by violence.

International Center for Transitional Justice

ICTJ works to help societies in transition deal with the legacy of mass atrocities, and build civic trust in state institutions as protectors of human rights.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: The ICTJ provides technical assistance to government and civil society institutions in the DRC, to advance an informed national debate on transitional justice and to implement specific accountability initiatives.

International Criminal Court

ICC is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: The situation in the DRC is under investigation by the ICC.

International Crisis Group

The International Crisis Group conducts independent research and analyis on conflicts around the world.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: The ICG has a range of reports and analysis on the conflict in the DRC.

International Organization for Migration

IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, including to migrants in need - refugees, IDPs and other victims of conflict.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: The IOM runs an extensive range of programmes assisting IDPs and refugees across the DRC.

International Peace Bureau

The International Peace Bureau is dedicated to the vision of a world without war. Its current main programme centres on disarmament for sustainable development.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: The IPB has eight partner organisations in the DRC.

International Rescue Committee

The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: The IRC runs a large number of initiatives in the DRC, providing basic services and support to its people.

Karuna Center for Peacebuilding

The Karuna Center innovates approaches for transforming conflict across divides by supporting people in all sectors of society to discover their shared capacity for building peace.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Karune Center is developing a new programme, Women and Men as Partners in Peacebuilding, to work on limiting community and gender-based violence.

Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation

Kvinna till Kvinna conducts projects that promote women’s health, esteem, self-reliance and participation in building democratic societies. It also conducts research and raises awareness of peaceful conflict resolution issues.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: Kvinna till Kvinna's office in the DRC is in Bukavu. Its partner organisations work with women who have suffered from the prolonged conflicts in the country in different ways.

Life and Peace Institute

LPI is engaged with local partners in conflict transformation programmes in Eastern and Central Africa.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: LPI supports and works with Congolese peacebuilding civil society partners across the country.

MONUSCO

MONUSCO is the UN Stabilization Mission in the DRC.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: MONUSCO has a comprehensive mandate to help build and maintain peace and stability in the DRC.

Peace Research Institute Oslo

PRIO conducts academic research and analysis on peace and conflict worldwide.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: PRIO has a wide range of projects and publications on the conflict in the DRC.

Search for Common Ground

SFCG partners with people around the world to resolve conflict. It works to build sustainable peace through three main avenues: dialogue, media, and community.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: SCFG has recently released its new, multi-year vision to work towards a peaceful and democratic DRC.

Small Arms Survey

The Small Arms Survey serves as the principal international source of public information on all aspects of small arms and armed violence.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Small Arms Survey has publications and resources on SALW in the DRC and central Africa.

swisspeace

swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. It conducts research on the causes of violent conflicts and develop strategies for their peaceful transformation.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: swisspeace has researched the impact of business, peace and resource conflicts, as well as being involved in related mediation activities, in the DRC.

Transparency International

Transparency International is a global movement seeking to fight corruption and bribery, conducting research and advocating change.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: The DRC ranks 154/175 on TI's Corruption Perceptions Index.

UN Development Fund for Women

UN Women implements programmes tailored to individual countries throughout Africa. Its strategies support women's participation in decision-making, leadership development and skills training.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: UN Women's DRC office is in Kinshasa.

UN Development Programme

UNDP is the UN's key development organisation, seeking to improve lives based on its eight Millennium Development Goals.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: The UNDP runs a comprehensive range of peace and development programmes in the DRC.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR is the UN agency mandated to lead and coordinate action to protect refugees and resolve their problems worldwide.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: The UNHCR works to protect and support IDPs and refugees in the DRC.

United to End Genocide

United to End Genocide is dedicated to preventing and ending genocide and mass atrocities worldwide by building a powerful, lasting movement of community activists, faith leaders, students, artists, investors and genocide survivors.
Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo: United to End Genocide campaigns to raise awareness off and improve the situation in the DRC.