Member Directory

Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) member organizations are active in 153 countries, promoting peaceful and sustainable change in the most complex and chaotic conflict areas around the world. AfP professional members are individuals with 10+ years of experience in peacebuilding. Before joining the AfP community, Professional Members are vetted through letters of recommendation and reviewed by the AfP Board. Click here for more information about joining AfP today!

Organizational Members

(How to) Build Up
Barcelona, Spain

Build Up is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting the emergence of alternative infrastructures for civic engagement and peacebuilding. We work with civic activists and peacebuilders to find and apply innovative practices and technology tools that help them achieve their missions.

Peacebuilding and conflict prevention
A strong, grounded understanding of peacebuilding and conflict prevention practice underpins our work. We bring to the table experience running programs on the ground in conflict and post-conflict countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Our team members have designed, implemented and evaluated programs with local and international organizations, learning from the experience they bring as peacebuilding practitioners.

Areas of Expertise:
Academia
Conflict Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration
Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, and Migration
Peacebuilding
Science and Technology

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central African Republic
Colombia
Cyprus
Guatemala
Somalia
South Sudan
Spain
Sudan
Switzerland
Syria

Alliance for Middle East Peace
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
ALLMEP is a consortium of organizations that conduct people-to-people coexistence, reconciliation, and cooperative activities on the ground in the Middle East among Israelis, Palestinians, Arabs and Jews. Its mission is to promote such activities by working primarily in the United States to increase the visibility of and the resources supporting these activities. To accomplish this, ALLMEP educates key audiences, including opinion makers, legislators, other U.S. government officials, American and international funders, as well as the international community, about the critical opportunities and needs of people-to-people efforts, focusing on gaining increased funding and support for these projects from the public and private sectors.

Areas of Expertise:
Advocacy

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Middle East/North Africa

American Friends of the Parents Circle
Portland, OR

American Friends of the Parents Circle (AFPC) supports the work of The Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF)– a joint Palestinian Israeli organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost a close family member as a result of the prolonged conflict. Joint activities have shown that the reconciliation between individuals and nations is possible and it is this insight that they are trying to pass on to both sides of the conflict. The PCFF has concluded that the process of reconciliation between nations is a prerequisite to achieving a sustainable peace. The organization thus utilizes all resources available in education, public meetings and the media, to spread these ideas.

Areas of Expertise:
Peacebuilding
Youth
Education

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Europe
Middle East / North Africa
North America

American Friends Service Committee
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a practical expression of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Committed to the principles of nonviolence and justice, it seeks in its work and witness to draw on the transforming power of love, human and divine. We recognize that the leadings of the Spirit and the principles of truth found through Friends’ experience and practice are not the exclusive possession of any group. Thus, the AFSC draws into its work people of many faiths and backgrounds who share the values that animate its life and who bring to it a rich variety of experiences and spiritual insights. This AFSC community works to transform conditions and relationships both in the world and in ourselves, which threaten to overwhelm what is precious in human beings. We nurture the faith that conflicts can be resolved nonviolently, that enmity can be transformed into friendship, strife into cooperation, poverty into well-being, and injustice into dignity and participation. We believe that ultimately goodness can prevail over evil, and oppression in all its many forms can give way.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Economic Policy
Governance & Democracy Support
Humanitarian Relief
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Research & Policy Advocacy
Rule of Law
Transitional Justice
Youth & Children

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central Africa
Middle East & North Africa
North America
Northeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
The Caribbean

Andi Leadership Institute for Young Women
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Andi Leadership Institute for Young Women (ALI) seeks to equip the next generation of female peacebuilders, both international and US, with the necessary conflict resolution and leadership skills during their formative years, providing them with greater access to peace negotiations and leadership positions in the future.

Areas of Expertise:
Peacebuilding
Women & Gender
Youth & Children

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Middle East & North Africa
North America

 

Aware Girls
Peshawar, Pakistan

Organizational Mission Statement:

Aware Girls is young women led Organisation working for women empowerment, gender equality, and peace in Pakistan. We are working to strengthen the leadership capacity of young women enabling them to act as agents of social change and women empowerment in their communities.

Areas of Expertise:

Gender
Human Rights
Tolerance

 

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Pakistan

Beyond Conflict
Medford, MA

Organizational Mission Statement:
Beyond Conflict assists leaders in divided societies struggling with conflict, reconciliation and societal change by facilitating direct contact with leaders who have successfully addressed similar challenges in other settings.By mobilizing our international network of seasoned leaders and practitioners to share their experience, we put the Project’s mission into action. Our powerful methodology of shared experience is grounded in two core principles: that people can learn from each other and that people can change.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Governance and Democracy Support
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Rule of Law
Security Sector Reform
Transitional Justice
Women & Gender
Youth & Children

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Balkans
Central America
Middle East & North Africa

 

BRDGES Academy
Tampa, Florida

BRDGES Academy is the first e-learning academic platform of its kind in the globalization of education and discourse for mediators, conflict resolution practitioners, and peace-builders. BRDGES’ cutting-edge certifications & courses offer global approaches to learning core advanced competencies essential for effective inter and intra-cultural mediation and conflict resolution practices.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Prevention
Peacebuilding
Other
Education

Geographical Regions of Focus:
USA

Bridgeway Group, The
Cambridge, MA

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Bridgeway Group works in partnership with parties in conflict to promote the effective and sustainable management of differences. The Group does so by bringing best practice tools, techniques, and advice to bear in developing and implementing high-impact strategic processes to support the changing of mindsets and build critical leadership and dialogue skills.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Analysis & Management
Governance & Democracy Support
Peacebuilding
Private Sector Development
Research & Policy Advocacy
Security Sector Reform

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central Africa
Former Soviet Union
Worldwide UN clients

 

Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation
Ontario, Canada

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation (CIIAN) is dedicated to the prevention and resolution of destructive conflict and to building sustainable peace at local, national, and international levels.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Analysis & Management
Governance & Democracy Support
Peacebuilding
Youth & Children

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands
Balkans
Caucasus
Central America
Central Asia
Middle East & North Africa
North America
Northeast Asia
South Asia
Southeast Asia
The Caribbean
West Africa

 

Carter Center, The
Atlanta, GA

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. The Center emphasizes action and measurable results. Based on careful research and analysis, it is prepared to take timely action on important and pressing issues. The Center seeks to break new ground and not duplicate the effective efforts of others. The Center addresses difficult problems in difficult situations and recognizes the possibility of failure as an acceptable risk. The Center is nonpartisan, actively seeks complementary partnerships and works collaboratively with other organizations from the highest levels of government to local communities. The Center believes that people can improve their own lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Gender
Health
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Psychosocial Healing
Rule of Law
Transitional Justice
Education

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Caribbean
Central Africa
Central America & Mexico
East Africa/Horn of Africa
Middle East / North Africa
North America
South America
Southern Africa
West Africa

Catholic Relief Services
Baltimore, MD

Organizational Mission Statement:
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve, and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teachings as we act to promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies and serve Catholics in the United States as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world. As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national, and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race, or nationality.

Areas of Expertise:
Agricultural & Rural Development
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Environment
Food Security
Governance & Democracy Support
Health
Humanitarian Relief
Human Rights
Microenterprise
Microfinance
Peacebuilding
Protection
Water & Sanitation
Women & Gender
Youth & Children

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Balkans
Central Africa
Horn of Africa
Middle East & North Africa
North America Central America
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
The Caribbean
West Africa

 

CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
Cambridge, MA

Organizational Mission Statement:
CDA’s mission is to support the application of lessons from collaborative learning processes to improve effective and accountable engagements that result in significant, positive, lasting change for people and societies. CDA is committed to improving the effectiveness of those who work to provide humanitarian assistance, engage in peace practice, support sustainable development, and conduct corporate operations in a socially responsible manner. We combine rigorous analysis with pragmatic field-level work and deliver practical tools to field staff and policymakers alike.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Development
Humanitarian Aid
Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, and Migration
Human Rights
Land / Natural Resource Conflicts
Peacebuilding
Rule of Law
Security Sector Reform

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands
Balkans
Central Africa
Central America
Europe
Horn of Africa
Middle East & North Africa
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
The Caribbean
West Africa

 

CDR Associates
Boulder, CO

Organizational Mission Statement:
CDR Associates (CDR) is an international collaborative problem-solving, conflict management, and stakeholder engagement firm. We are dedicated to transforming difficult issues, problems, or conflicts into opportunities for mutual gain and positive change. CDR assists diverse parties—governments, corporations, nongovernmental organizations, and members of civil society—to conduct successful talks and negotiations on contentious public and organizational issues. We help people develop innovative, mutually beneficial, and implementable agreements. Additionally, CDR consults on the design and implementation of effective grievance resolution systems to settle public and institutional conflicts.

Areas of Expertise:
Agricultural & Rural Development
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Economic Policy
Environment
Governance & Democracy Support
Humanitarian Relief
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Private Sector Development
Research & Policy Advocacy
Rule of Law
Transitional Justice
Water & Sanitation

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central Africa
Central America
Horn of Africa
Middle East & North Africa
North America
Northeast Asia
South America
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
West Africa

 

Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Organizational Mission Statement:
Since 1999, we have been working with ordinary citizens around the world to explore paths to peace and reconciliation and share what we have learned. We study citizen peacebuilding through research fellowships, conferences, and hands-on participation. We offer education through the University of California, Irvine and training in conflict resolution for a wide variety of organizations, from gang prevention to international negotiation. We encourage and support citizen peacebuilding in conflict zones around the globe, ranging from the Middle East to Northern Ireland, from the former Soviet Union to Bosnia/Herzegovina. By integrating all three aspects, we promote knowledge about positive role models and foster constructive change.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Youth and Children

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Caucuses
Central Africa
Middle East & North Africa
South America
Southeast Asia

 

Center for Conflict Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Monterey, CA

Mission: As a research center at the Institute, we seek to provide holistic training to our students. To be future leaders of change in this world, our students will learn from a variety of sources. As such, our mission is:

To gather, disseminate, and act upon knowledge gained through:

(a) providing a platform where the voices of all, but especially those of the marginalized, oppressed, and unprivileged, are heard;

(b) exchanging information and ideas between the community of scholars and the community of practitioners working on issues of conflict and peace;

(c) supporting and participating in individual, community, institutional, and national efforts to end violence and build peace;

and thus, to better manage and resolve conflicts and simultaneously contribute to the furthering and strengthening of the field of conflict studies.

Areas of Expertise:
Academia
Human Rights
Human Security
Land / Natural Resource Conflicts
Peacebuilding
Religion / Faith-Based

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central America & Mexico
North America
Southeast Asia

Center for Global Affairs, New York University
New York, NY

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Center for Global Affairs at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies fosters dialogue about global affairs that is accessible, relevant, provocative, creative, and at the leading edge, so that our constituents, be they students, faculty, or the engaged public, become informed and effective agents of change. The Center implements this mission through its graduate, noncredit, and public programs featuring international practitioners and policymakers in courses and conversations that examine world affairs with a unique and rigorous approach—an approach that places academic theory in a practical, real-world context.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Peacebuilding

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Middle East & North Africa

 

Center for Global Health and Peacebuilding
Milwaukee, WI

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Center for Global Health and Peacebuilding advances humanitarian practices and principles in healthcare and peacebuilding globally. The Center is organized to develop innovative concepts, methodologies, and programs for advancing a comprehensive and interdependent concept for human development that can be   applied locally as well as globally.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Health
Women & Gender
Youth & Children

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central Africa

 

Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking at Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown, PA

Organizational Mission Statement:

The Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking (CGUP) develops and facilitates programs advancing global understanding, international engagement, and non-violent conflict transformation.

Areas of Expertise:

Asian Studies
Peace and Conflict Studies
International Studies

 

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Asia

Center for International Conflict Resolution, Columbia University
New York, NY

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) contributes to conflict transformation and peacebuilding worldwide through research, education, and practice. CICR responds directly to the expressed needs of parties involved in ongoing conflicts, empowering individuals and organizations to address conflicts constructively. CICR also coordinates its efforts with academics and practitioners from international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations in joint research and action.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Governance & Democracy Support
Peacebuilding
Research & Policy Advocacy

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands
Middle East & Africa
South America
Southeast Asia
West Africa

 

Center for Justice & Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, VA

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University (CJP/EMU) equips and sustains individuals, institutions, and communities to work for justice and peace through education, training, practice, and research. Consistent with EMU’s grounding in Anabaptist theology and life, we believe that our values are inextricably woven into our actions. Therefore, we believe that our values are made visible when we  reflect Anabaptist Christian traditions and values, which include nonviolence, right relationships, and just community; give priority to hospitality and building relationships with both individuals and institutions; and foster respect and collaboration across faith traditions, cultures, and worldviews, while challenging ourselves and others to continual learning,  focusing on positive long-term and deep-rooted change that links personal and social transformation,  supporting sustainability of CJP/EMU and partner organizations, emphasizing personal, relational, spiritual, environmental and financial well-being,  ensuring mutual accountability and transparency between CJP, individuals, organizations, and funding sources,  and understanding peacebuilding as an overarching concept that includes conflict transformation, restorative justice, trauma healing, reconciliation, development, and leadership, undergirded by spirituality and religion.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Conflict Analysis & Transformation
Development
Environment
International Development
Organizational Leadership
Peacebuilding
Psychosocial Trauma
Research & Policy Advocacy
Security Sector Reform
Transitional Justice
Women & Gender
Youth & Children

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands
Balkans
Central Africa
Central America
Central Asia
Horn of Africa
Middle East & North Africa
North America
Northeast Asia
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
The Caribbean
West Africa

 

Centre for Dialogue and Action
Pakistan

Organization Mission Statement:

The Centre for Dialogue and Action (CD&A) exists to create a learning environment where innovative strategies for capacity building and conflict resolution can be developed. We seek to foster dialogue that leads to positive (inter)action. Action to reverse the trends of intolerance and injustice is the need of the day. We believe that a change in mindset is possible; that we can reverse the current direction of social discrimination and community marginalization.

Many feel that the path to peace has become lost amidst a myriad of misperceptions, entrenched prejudices, and fading levels of respect. However, the goal is not too far off if our shared zeal, faith, and efforts are brought together to work towards a positive outcome. CD&A is working towards establishing new avenues that cultivate a sense of mutual respect and understanding between members of different faiths, sects, cultures, and genders. Grounded in local understanding and indigenous knowledge, CD&A works to create social awareness regarding the benefits of living in a diverse society.

 

Areas of Expertise:

Academia

Conflict Prevention

Gender

Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, and Migration

Human Rights

Religion / Faith-Based

Youth

Education

 

Geographical Regions of Focus:

Pakistan

Charity & Security Network
Washington, DC

Mission Statement:
The Charity & Security Network’s mission is to protect civil society’s ability to carry out effective peacebuilding projects, humanitarian aid, development and other public benefit work in a manner consistent with human rights principles and democratic values. To accomplish this, the Network focuses on: • Convening stakeholders and sponsoring dialog; • Raising awareness, dispelling myths and promoting a framework based on protecting the positive contribution civil society makes to human security; • Coordinating advocacy by engaging the nonprofit sector with allies to support national security rules that respect the work of legitimate civil society organizations.

Areas of Expertise:
Academia
Atrocities Prevention
Conflict Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Development
Humanitarian Aid
Human Rights
Human Security
International Law and Legal Norms
Peacebuilding
Security

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Australia & Oceana
Balkans/Caucasus
East Africa
Horn of Africa
Europe
Middle East / North Africa
North America
Southern Africa

Chemonics International
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
By promoting meaningful change around the world we help people live healthier, more productive, more independent lives.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Development
Environment
Gender
Health
Human Rights
International Law and Legal Norms
Land / Natural Resource Conflicts
Peacebuilding
Rule of Law
Transitional Justice
Youth
Other
Education

Geographical Regions of Work:
Balkans/Caucasus
Caribbean
Central Africa
Central America & Mexico
East Africa / Horn of Africa
East Asia | Europe
Middle East / North Africa
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
West Africa

Civilian Peace Service Canada
Ottowa, Canada

Mission Statement:To assess and accredit individuals for peace professionalism, based upon a rigorous methodology and a set of Core Values and Key Competencies.

Areas of Expertise:
Academia
Conflict Prevention
Human Security
Peacebuilding
Restorative Justice
Youth
Education

Geographical Regions of Focus:
North America

Communities in Transition
Stevenson, MD

Organizational Mission Statement:
Our mission is to address conflict-related challenges in collaborative and sustainable ways. Independent and committed, we work with our clients – parties to a conflict – to assist them in their search for peace. As a private conflict management organization, our strengths and distinguishing traits include: political independence and impartiality; rapid, flexible responses, and the effective management of discreet processes; creativity and willingness to take risks for peace. CIT pursues its objectives with a commitment to sustainability, capacity building, and collaboration, working with others across borders, beliefs, and professions.

Areas of Expertise:
Land
Natural Resource Conflicts
Peacebuilding
Religion / Faith-Based
Restorative Justice
Rule of Law
Youth
Education

Geographical Regions of Focus:
North America

Conciliation Resources
London, United Kingdom

Organizational Mission Statement:
Conciliation Resources is an independent charity working internationally to prevent violent conflict, promote justice, and build lasting peace in war-torn societies.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Governance & Democracy Support
Peacebuilding
Security Sector reform

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands
Central Africa
Central America
Central Asia
Horn of Africa
Northeast Asia
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
West Africa

 

Concordis International
London, United Kingdom

Organizational Mission Statement:
Concordis International works impartially alongside those involved in or affected by armed conflict, so that through dialogue they may build relationships of mutual trust and together develop and implement policies that improve human security and lay firm foundations for lasting peace.Areas of Expertise:
Agriculture & Rural Development
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Economic Policy
Governance & Democracy Support
Peacebuilding
Security Sector

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Horn of Africa
Middle East & North Africa

 

Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado
Boulder, CO

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Conflict Information Consortium at the University of Colorado aims to collect, organize, and disseminate information over the Web on conflict and peacebuilding-related issues.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Environment
Governance & Democracy Support
Humanitarian Relief
Human Rights
Media Promotion
Peacebuilding
Private Sector Development
Research & Policy Advocacy
Rule of Law
Security Sector Reform
Transitional Justice
Women &  Gender

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands
Balkans
Caucasus
Central Africa
Central America
Central Asia
Horn of Arica
Middle East & North Africa
North America
Northeast Asia
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
The Caribbean
West Africa

 

Conflict Management Program, School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Conflict Management Program focuses on mechanisms for handling international conflict and developing cooperation. The program presents various theoretical approaches to negotiation, examines policies and processes in managing crises and conflicts, and explores the formation and use of international organizations and regimes. Courses offer an opportunity to pursue case studies and simulations.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Economic Policy
Governance & Democracy Support
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Research & Policy Advocacy
Rule of Law
Security Sector Reform
Transitional Justice

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands
Balkans
The Caribbean

 

Conflict Resolution Institute, University of Denver
Denver, CO

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Conflict Resolution Institute at the University of Denver promotes scholar-practitioner relations, and our mission is three-fold:

  1. Our Educational Pledge: To teach Conflict Resolution theory and skills and to promote cross-learning connection of ideas
  2. Our Research Pledge: To develop Conflict Resolution concepts and methods and to promote justice and fairness
  3. Our Community Involvement Pledge: To nurture reflective Conflict Resolution practice and to integrate students and graduates into the community

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Analysis & Management
Environment
Human Rights
Peacebuilding

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Caucasus
Middle East & North Africa
North America
The Caribbean

 

Consensus
New York, NY

Organizational Mission Statement:
Consensus aims to support organizations and groups across all sectors, industries, and functions to tackle their most critical negotiation, relationship, and social challenges.

Areas of Expertise:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Governance & Democracy Support
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Private Sector Development
Restorative Justice
Transitional Justice

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Middle East & North Africa
North America
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia

 

Consensus Building Institute
Cambridge, MA

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Consensus Building Institute empowers stakeholders—public and private, government and community—to resolve issues, reach better, more durable agreements, and build stronger relationships.

Areas of Expertise:
Agriculture & Rural Development
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Economic Policy
Environment
Governance & Democracy Support
Human Rights
Microenterprise
Peacebuilding
Private Sector Development
Research & Policy Advocacy
Rule of Law
Transitional Justice
Water & Sanitation
Women & Gender
Youth & Children

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central America
East Africa
Middle East
North America
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
West Africa

 

Conservation International, Center for Environment and Peace
Arlington, VA

Organizational Mission Statement:

Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity

Areas of Expertise:

Conflict Prevention
Environment
Gender
Health
Human Rights
Land / Natural Resource Conflicts

Geographical Regions of Focus:

Australia & Oceana
Central African
Central America & Mexico
East Asia
Europe
North America
South America
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
West Africa

Creative Associates International
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
To support people around the world to realize the positive change they seek.

Areas of Expertise:
Atrocities Prevention
Conflict Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Development
Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration
Gender
Health
Humanitarian Aid
Human Rights
Human Security
Land / Natural Resource Conflicts
Peacebuilding
Rule of Law
Security Sector Reform
Transitional Justice
Youth
Other
Education

Geographical Regions of Work:
Caribbean
Central Africa
Central America & Mexico
Central Asia
East Africa / Horn of Africa
East Asia
Middle East / North Africa
South America
Southeast Asia
West Africa

Crisis Management Initiative- Martti Ahtisaari
Helsinki, Finland

Organizational Mission Statement:

CMI is a Finnish independent non-profit organisation that works to resolve conflict and to build sustainable peace. CMI works to prevent and peacefully resolve violent conflict globally by involving all actors relevant to achieving sustainable peace. We support lasting peace around the world through: mediation and dialogue,  mediation support, and conflict prevention.

Areas of Expertise:
Atrocities Prevention
Conflict Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration
Gender
Human Security
Land / Natural Resource Conflicts
Peacebuilding
Security
Security Sector Reform
Youth

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Balkans/Caucasus
Central African
East Africa / Horn of Africa
Europe
Middle East / North Africa
North America
West Africa

Cure Violence
Chicago, IL

Cure Violence reverses the spread of violence by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control, detection and interruption, identifying individuals involved in transmission, and changing social norms of the communities where it occurs.

Areas of Expertise:
Health
Peacebuilding
Psychosocial Healing
Youth

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Middle East & North Africa
North America
South America

Department of Conflict Resolution Studies, Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, social responsibility, and reflective practice in the fields of sociology, anthropology, and conflict resolution. Through both undergraduate and graduate programs, we focus on the study of human behavior in societies, what social theories, data, and patterns reveal about individuals, groups, and institutions, and methods whereby parties achieve constructive agreements based on the principles of nonviolence, equity, dignity, and appreciation for human diversity. The department explores how people group themselves and behave in groups, and provides a learner-centered approach to practice and research to support improved social relations among individuals, groups, organizations, and nations. The academic environment in the department is multi-disciplinary, dynamic, and innovative, utilizing faculty expertise, student experience, learning technologies, and practitioners who are knowledgeable in peacebuilding.

Areas of Expertise:
Academia
Conflict Prevention
Peacebuilding
Education

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Caribbean
Central America & Mexico
East Africa / Horn of Africa
Middle East / North Africa
North America
South America
Southern Africa

Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

UMass Boston’s Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance (CRHSGG) seeks to prepare students with the skills and experiences for managing conflict, building security, and governing.

  • Practical Experience: learning that occurs both within the classroom and through hands-on experiences in the real world.
  • Collaborative Relationships: supportive and personal connections among faculty and students which are essential to learning.
  • Civic Responsibility: scholarship that impacts policy and action in the real world, because everyone has a duty to work to make the world a better place.
  • Academic Excellence: a rigorous, interdisciplinary approach to academics conducive to innovation and excellence.

Areas of Expertise:
Academia
Conflict Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Development
Environment
Gender
Health
Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, and Migration
Human Security
International Law and Legal Norms
Peacebuilding
Religion / Faith-Based
Restorative Justice
Youth
Education

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Colombia
Ecuador
Ethiopia
Israel
Northern Ireland
South Africa
United States
Nigeria
China

El-Hibri Foundation
New York, NY

Organizational Mission Statement:
The El-Hibri Foundation envisions a world in which respect for human dignity, equality and appreciation of diversity are cultural norms, and the non-violent resolution of conflict is widely practiced. The Foundation builds a better world by embracing the universally shared values of Islam: peace and respect for diversity.

Areas of Expertise:
Peacebuilding
Religion / Faith-Based
Youth
Education

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Middle East/North Africa
North America

Environmental Law Institute
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
ELI fosters innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress. ELI:

  • Builds the skills and capacity of tomorrow’s leaders and institutions
  • Researches and analyzes complex and pressing environmental challenges
  • Promotes and disseminates the best thinking through print and electronic media
  • Convenes people with diverse perspectives to build understanding through robust debate

Areas of Expertise:
Environment
Governance and Democracy Support
Peacebuilding
Rule of Law
Water and Sanitation

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Africa
Middle East/North Africa
South Asia
South America

Equal Access International
Washington, DC

Equal Access International unleashes the power of media combined with direct community engagement to inform and empower youth, women and communities across the developing world, inspiring and transforming millions of lives story by story.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Development
Gender
Health
Human Rights
Land / Natural Resource Conflicts
Peacebuilding
Psychosocial Healing
Rule of Law
Youth
Education

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Middle East / North Africa
South Asia
Southeast Asia
West Africa

FHI 360
Durham, NC

Organizational Mission Statement:
To improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions for human development.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Development
Environment
Gender
Health
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Religion / Faith-Based
Science and Technology
Youth
Education

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Benin
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Chad
Congo (DRC)
Cote d’Ivoire
Djbouti
Dominican Republic
Egypt
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Haiti
Honduras
Iraq
Jordan
Kenya
Lebanon
Liberia
Macedonia (FYR)
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Moldova
Mozambique
Nicaragua
Peru
Rwanda
Senegal
South Africa
South Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
Ukraine
Yemen
Zambia
Nigeria
Philippines
Burma/Myanmar

Florida Atlantic University: Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative
Boca Raton, FL

Organizational Mission Statement:

The Peace, Justice and Human Rights (PJHR) Initiative grew out of the Peace Studies Program which was established at Florida Atlantic University approximately twenty years ago. The commitment of the University to the themes of the Initiative is profound and led to PJHR being included as one of nine key platforms in the University’s current strategic plan. PJHR is a multidisciplinary effort that brings together scholars, practitioners, students and community leaders that are invested in the themes of human rights, peace and social justice. This is a University-wide commitment to issues of global importance that affect the South Florida area.

Areas of Expertise:

Human Rights
International Studies
Regional Studies

 

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Worldwide

Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, The
Milwaukee, WI

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Frank P. Zeidler Center for Public Discussion organizes civic dialogues and training for individuals, groups, and communities to decrease polarization, improve communication, and foster relationships or cooperation where profound differences in beliefs, identities, or values exist. The Center also develops programming to expand public understanding about topics relevant to individual, community, or global well-being.

Areas of Expertise:
Academia
Atrocities Prevention
Conflict Prevention
Development
Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration
Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, and Migration
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Psychosocial Healing
Religion
Faith-Based
Restorative Justice
Transitional Justice
Youth
Education

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central African
East Africa
Horn of Africa
North America

Friends Committee On National Legislation
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:

Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL’s nonpartisan, multi-issue advocacy connects historic Quaker testimonies on peace, equality, simplicity, and truth with peace and social justice issues. FCNL fields the largest team of registered peace lobbyists in Washington, DC.We seek a world free of war and the threat of war. We seek a society with equity and justice for all. We seek a community where every person’s potential may be fulfilled. We seek an earth restored.

Areas of Expertise:

Atrocities Prevention
Civil Society-Military Engagement
Conflict Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration
Environment
Humanitarian Aid
Human Rights
Human Security
International Law and Legal Norms
Land / Natural Resource Conflicts
Peacebuilding
Security
Security Sector Reform
Transitional Justice

Geographical Regions of Focus:

Central African
East Africa / Horn of Africa
North America
South Asia
West Africa

Fund for Peace, The
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:

The Fund for Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that works to prevent violent conflict and promote sustainable security. We promote sustainable security through research, training and education, engagement of civil society, building bridges across diverse sectors, and developing innovative technologies and tools for policy makers. A leader in the conflict assessment and early warning field, the Fund for Peace focuses on the problems of weak and failing states. Our objective is to create practical tools and approaches for conflict mitigation that are useful to decision-makers.

Areas of Expertise:
Atrocities Prevention
Civil Society-Military Engagement
Conflict Prevention
Development
Gender
Human Rights
Human Security
Peacebuilding
Security Sector Reform

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central African
Central America & Mexico
Central Asia
East Africa / Horn of Africa
Middle East / North Africa
South America
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
West Africa

GHR Foundation
Minnetonka, MN

Organizational Mission Statement:
Those serving the poor and vulnerable strive to provide the highest quality of service yet continually feel the burden of having to do more with less. The success of these organizations requires persistent and determined focus on continuous improvement. By establishing long-term partnerships with select educational and social services institutions, GHR is affording them time and opportunity to create and innovate, to leverage resources for even greater impact, and to touch the lives of those they serve in more powerful ways.

Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, The
The Hague, Netherlands

Organizational Mission Statement:

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is a member-led network of civil society organisations (CSOs) active in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding across the world.

Areas of Expertise:

Gender
Mediation
Human Security

 

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Worldwide

Global Peace Building Foundation
Pittsburgh, PA

Organizational Mission Statement:
Global Peace Building Foundation contributes to the building of global peace by supporting organizations and projects that restore, rebuild, and transform relationships that have been broken due to prejudices, stereotyping, hatred, and fears that may have accumulated over generations.

Areas of Expertise:
Peacebuilding
Youth & Children

Geographical Region of Focus:
Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands
Balkans
Caucasus
Central Africa
Central America
Central Asia
Horn of Africa
Middle East & North Africa
North America
Northeast Asia
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
The Caribbean
West Africa

 

Graduate Programs in Coexistence and Conflict, Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Graduate Programs in Coexistence and Conflict at Brandeis University prepares experienced graduates to undertake peacebuilding in a focused and effective manner throughout the world.

Areas of Expertise:
Development
Environment
Governance & Democracy Support
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Security Sector Reform
Transitional Justice
Women & Gender

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands
Balkans
Central Africa
Central America
Central Asia
Horn of Africa
Middle East
North America
Northeast Asia
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
The Caribbean
West Africa

 

Great Lakes Restoration
Virginia Beach, VA

Organizational Mission Statement:
Great Lakes Restoration is the result of the wish of its founder and president, Dr. Matthias Cinyabuguma to aid the country of his birth, Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and all the countries ravaged by war and disease in eastern Africa.

Areas of Focus:
Agriculture & Rural Development
Civil Society Promotion
Development
Environment
Health
Humanitarian Relief
Peacebuilding
Water & Sanitation
Youth & Children

Geographical Region of Focus:
Central Africa

 

HasNa Inc.
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
HasNa’s mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding and economic empowerment in culturally divided areas of the world and to encourage individuals and communities in such areas to work together toward advancement and peaceful coexistence.

Areas of Expertise:
Agriculture & Rural Development
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Environment
Media Promotion
Microenterprise
Peacebuilding
Youth & Children

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Middle East & North Africa
Turkey & Cyprus

 

Institute for Economics and Peace
Sydney, Australia

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Institute for Economics and Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the social and economic factors that develop a more peaceful society. It particularly aims to quantify the economic benefits of peace.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Economic Policy
Peacebuilding
Private Sector Development
Research & Policy Advocacy

Geographical Regions of Expertise:
Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands
Balkans
Caucasus
Central America
Central Africa
Central Asia
Horn of Africa
Middle East & North Africa
North America
Northeast Asia
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
The Caribbean
West Africa

 

Institute for Inclusive Security
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Institute for Inclusive Security seeks to advance women’s participation in international peace processes through advocacy, training, and research.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Media Promotion
Research & Policy Advocacy
Security Sector Reform
Women & Gender

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Horn of Africa
Middle East & North Africa
South Africa

 

Institute for Integrated Transitions
Barcelona, Spain

Organizational Mission Statement:
IFIT’s aim is to help national transitions in fragile and conflict-affected states succeed by serving as an expert resource for locally-led efforts to establish improved political, economic and social conditions that can in turnensure human dignity and help reduce the recurrence of authoritarianism or civil war. Through its global work, IFIT will aim to help transform current practice away from piecemeal interventions and toward comprehensive solutions that eliminate the violence that undermines democracy, development, rule of law and security in fragile and conflict-affected states.

Areas of Expertise:
Atrocities Prevention
Civil Society-Military Engagement
Conflict Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration
Human Rights
International Law and Legal Norms
Peacebuilding
Rule of Law
Security
Security Sector Reform
Transitional Justice

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Colombia
Tunisia
Middle East / North Africa
South America

Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
The mission of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy  is to promote a systems-based approach to peacebuilding and to facilitate the transformation of deep-rooted social conflict.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Environment
Governance & Democracy
Health
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Transitional Justice
Water & Sanitation

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Caucasus
Central Asia
Middle East & North Africa
North Africa
North America
South Asia

 

Institute for State Effectiveness
Washington, DC

The Institute for State Effectiveness works to address the challenge of accountability and governance through a system-building approach across governments, markets and people.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society- Military Engagement
Conflict Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Development
Gender
Human Security
Land/ Natural Resource Conflict
Peacebuilding
Rule of Law
Youth
Education
Security

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central & South Asia
East Asia & The Pacific
Eurasia
Middle East & North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
The Americas

Institute of World Affairs
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Institute of World Affairs is a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization working across cultural and political boundaries to advance creative approaches to conflict analysis, conflict management, and postconflict peacebuilding.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Economic Policy
Microenterprise
Peacebuilding
Private Sector Development
Research & Policy Advocacy
Security Sector Reform

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Balkans
Caucasus
Central Asia
Horn of Africa
South America
Southeast Asia
West Africa

 

InterAction
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
InterAction is the largest alliance of US-based international nongovernmental organizations that focus on disaster relief and sustainable development programs. The turbulent world economy has placed huge demands on the InterAction coalition as a leader in the wider development community. Our unique ability to partner across all sectors in pursuit of people-centered and effective solutions to interlocking challenges—including food security, climate change and adaptation, gender equality, and disaster relief—continues to heighten our influence among decision-makers nationally and globally and strengthens our collective efforts to ensure that the eradication of poverty is the basis for the future direction of development assistance and policy.

Areas of Expertise:
Agriculture & Rural Development
Development
Environment
Humanitarian Relief
Water & Sanitation
Women & Gender

Geographical Areas of Focus:
North America

 

International Alert
London, United Kingdom

Organizational Mission Statement:
International Alert is a 26-year old independent peacebuilding organization. We work with people who are directly affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects of peace. And we seek to influence the policies and ways of working of governments, international organizations like the United Nations, and multinational companies to reduce conflict risk and increase the prospects of peace.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Prevention
Democracy & Governance
Development
Economic Policy
Environment
Humanitarian Aid
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Rule of Law
Security
Women

Geographical Areas of Focus:
Caucasus
Central Africa
Europe (United Kingdom)
Middle East & North Africa
South Asia
South America
West Africa

 

International Association of Process Oriented Psychology Worldwork Committee
Portland, OR

Organizational Mission Statement:
The IAPOP Worldwork Committee is an international consortium of practitioners trained in Process Work, who work around the world as conflict facilitators, peacebuilders, organizational consultants, and therapists. Founded in 1989 by Dr. Arnold Mindell and colleagues, the organization’s mission is to facilitate an international learning and research community with a special focus on conflict facilitation and transformation, psycho-social capacity building, and training of conflict facilitators. IAPOP Worldwork Committee provides conflict facilitation trainings, conducts world work seminars, and organizes town meetings to bring opposing groups together to address the conflicts between them, serving a vision of building sustainable communities based on deep democracy.Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Facilitation
Diversity Issues
Organizational Change & Development
Peacebuilding
Training & Development of Communication SkillsGeographical Regions of Focus:
Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands
Balkans
Central America
Europe
Middle East & North Africa
North America
Northeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa

 

International Center for Religion and Diplomacy
Washington, DC

The Mission of ICRD: To prevent and resolve identity-based conflicts that exceed the reach of traditional diplomacy by incorporating religion as part of the solution.

Many ethnic, tribal and religious conflicts do not lend themselves to government-to-government intervention. To complement those efforts, ICRD employs its unique capabilities in the areas where it can have a value-added impact by:

1) decreasing religion’s role as a driver of conflict;
2) increasing the role of religious clergy and laity in peacemaking;
3) increasing the capacity of religious peacemakers;
4) increasing policy-makers’ awareness of and receptivity to the potential contributions of religious peacemakers.

Regardless of one’s spiritual persuasion, there are two compelling reasons why the Center’s work is important. First, the need for more effective preventive measures to minimize the occasions in which we are forced to send our sons and daughters in harm’s way. Second, the need for a stable global environment to support the kind of economic growth that can benefit an expanding percentage of the world’s population. By linking religious reconciliation with official or unofficial diplomacy, ICRD has created a new synergy for peacemaking that serves both of these needs.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Prevention
Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration
Gender
Peacebuilding
Psychosocial Healing
Religion / Faith-Based
Education

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central America & Mexico
Middle East / North Africa
South Asia

International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
Washington, DC

Acting as a catalyst to stimulate interest in civil resistance, the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict collaborates with like-minded educational institutions and nongovernmental organizations to educate the Global Public, Influence Policies and Media Coverage, and Educate Activists and Organizers. To reach these objectives, the Center uses TV broadcast networks, the internet, and social media; conducts meetings and briefings, workshops, seminars, and co-sponsors conferences; and makes available well-researched articles, books, and films in many different languages.

Areas of Expertise:
Academia
Atrocities Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Environment
Gender
Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, and Migration
Human Rights
Human Security
International Law and Legal Norms
Land / Natural Resource Conflicts
Peacebuilding
Rule of Law
Security
Transitional Justice
Youth
Education

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Australia & Oceana
Balkans/Caucasus
Caribbean
Central Africa
Central America & Mexico
Central Asia
East Africa / Horn of Africa
East Asia
Europe
Middle East / North Africa
North America
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
West Africa

International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program, American University
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
Housed in the School of International Service at American University, International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) is a program concerned with understanding the causes of war and organized violence, developing strategies for resolving conflict, and constructing conditions for peace. Peace, in this context, encompasses social justice and human rights, political pluralism, cultural diversity, ecological balance, and nonviolent conflict resolution and transformation. With a strong emphasis on the blending of theory with practice, peace studies with conflict resolution, and always with a search for alternatives to violence, IPCR stands apart as a reputable and unique academic and professional training program.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Governance & Democracy Support
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Rule of Law
Transitional Justice
Women & Gender
Youth & Children

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Caucasus
Horn of Africa
Middle East & North Africa
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
West Africa

 

International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program, Arcadia University
Philadelphia, PA

Organizational Mission Statement:

Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution program has as its mission to educate and train highly effective, reflective and skilled practitioners and scholars in the field of peace and conflict resolution. The curriculum is delivered in three parts: A one year foundation program designed to introduce students to the field; a second year study aboard and internship requirement; and a capstone thesis. The first year foundation curriculum delivers interdisciplinary coursework in: conflict analysis and resolution, NGO management, including program design, implementation and assessment, international public health and human rights and sustainable development. Foundation course work is connected to specialized study abroad and field placement driving toward a culminating thesis and comparative careers in the field.

Areas of Expertise:
Academia
Democracy and Governance
Development
Environment
Health
International Law and Legal Norms
Land / Natural Resource Conflicts
Psychosocial Healing
Restorative Justice

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central America & Mexico
East Africa / Horn of Africa
Europe
North America
West Africa

International Peace and Security Institute
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
The International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) empowers the next generation of peacemakers. Founded on the core belief that education can mitigate violent conflict, IPSI facilitates the transfer of knowledge and skills to a global audience from the world’s premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates. The Institute develops comprehensive training programs, advances scholarly research, and promotes efforts to raise public awareness of peace and security issues.

Areas of Expertise:
International Law and Legal Norms
Peacebuilding
Psychosocial Healing
Religion / Faith-Based
Restorative Justice
Rule of Law
Security
Security Sector Reform
Transitional Justice
Youth
Education

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Italy
Netherlands
United States

International Storytelling Center
Jonesborough, TN

Organizational Mission Statement:

The International Storytelling Center is dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world through the power of storytelling.

It is our organization’s goal to inspire and empower people everywhere to capture and tell their stories, listen to the stories of others, and use storytelling to produce positive change. We believe that ultimately, through the power of storytelling, we can build a better world—healthier communities, more effective workplaces and schools of learning to ultimately enriched life.

 

Interpeace
Geneva, Switzerland

Created by the United Nations in 1994, Interpeace became an independent organization in 2000 while maintaining a unique partnership with the UN, and as a result operates either as an independent NGO or as a UN initiative. Interpeace is headquartered in Geneva (Switzerland) and has offices in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Brussels (Belgium), Guatemala City (Guatemala), Nairobi (Kenya) and New York (USA). Interpeace is dedicated to building lasting peace by reinforcing the capacities of societies to overcome deep divisions and to address conflict in non-violent ways. Interpeace is rooted in local realities, drawing strength from an alliance of national teams with a long-term commitment to building peace in their own societies. The organization believes in the wisdom of listening, the power of participation and the strength of informed dialogue to build understanding and trust – the foundations of peacebuilding.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Human Security
Land/ Natural Resource Conflicts
Peacebuilding
Youth

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central America & Mexico
Central Africa
East Africa
Middle East & North Africa
North America
Sub-Saharan Africa
West Africa
Southeast Asia

IREX
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
IREX promotes positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, gender and youth. With more than 40 years of experience, IREX is guided by our enduring values and is committed to organizational excellence, measurable impact and thought leadership. We employ field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Prevention
Democracy and Governance
Development
Gender
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Transitional Justice
Youth

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Balkans/Caucasus
Caribbean
Central African
Central America & Mexico
Central Asia
East Africa / Horn of Africa
East Asia
Europe
Middle East / North Africa
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
West Africa

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Organizational Mission Statement:
The mission of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego is  to (a) build peace with justice by strengthening women peacemakers, youth leaders, and human rights defenders; (b) broaden constituencies for peace and justice by convening a wide range of stakeholders and serve as a resource to local communities, students, academics, and practitioners; and (c) develop, distill, and disseminate innovative approaches to peacebuilding leadership, policy, practice, and advocacy

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Rule of Law
Women & Gender
Youth & Children

Geographical Areas of Expertise:
Central America
Southeast Asia
West Africa

 

Karuna Center for Peacebuilding
Amherst, MA

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Karuna Center for Peacebuilding is committed to the development and implementation of innovative, sustainable strategies for community reconciliation and transformation in societies where ethnic, religious, and sectarian conflicts threaten stable democracy. Since 1993 we have pioneered effective multisector training programs that promote genuine dialogue, reconciliation, cooperative problem solving, and nonviolent solutions in over 20 troubled or war-torn countries. Working by invitation and in partnership with in-country organizations, the Karuna Center leads peacebuilding training and dialogue workshops specifically designed to foster trust and communication between conflicting groups and to promote intercommunal projects that can advance a healthy civil society capable of supporting viable democratic institutions.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Governance & Democracy Support
Peacebuilding
Research & Policy Advocacy
Women & Gender

Geographical Areas of Expertise:
Balkans
Central Africa
East Africa (Rwanda)
Middle East & North Africa
North America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
The Caribbean
West Africa

 

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Kroc Institute’s mission is to understand the causes of violent conflict and promote the conditions for sustainable peace. Kroc faculty conduct research on war, genocide, terrorism, ethnic and religious conflict, and violation of human rights. In a world enmeshed in deadly conflict, Kroc scholars focus not only on international conflicts but also on hundreds of local and regional armed conflicts, large and small. From its inception in 1986, the Kroc Institute has contributed to peacebuilding education and practice, offering an interdisciplinary minor in peace studies for undergraduates and a master’s degree that attracts students from around the globe. The Institute added a supplementary (second) major for undergraduates in 2002 and launched a PhD program in 2008. As an interdisciplinary institute within a major Catholic research university, Kroc engages in conversation with Catholicism’s rich tradition of social thought and teaching on war and peace, ethics and the use of force, the relationship of international law to natural law and state conduct, and the connection between justice and peace. In the ecumenical and interreligious spirit of the Second Vatican Council, the Institute respects the wisdom and insights found in other religious and secular traditions, fostering dialogue and strengthening the capacity of all for peacebuilding.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Economic Policy
Governance & Democracy Support
Humanitarian Relief
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Research & Policy Advocacy
Rule of Law
Transitional Justice

Geographical Areas of Focus:
Central Africa
Middle East & North Africa
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa

 

Mediators Beyond Borders
Arlington, VA

Organizational Mission Statement:
Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) brings together mediators and allied professionals to volunteer worldwide to collaborate on building conflict resolution capacity in underserved areas to make local peacebuilding more effective and sustainable. MBB also advocates for the use of mediation to resolve public policy disputes and other conflicts.Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Peacebuilding

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Middle East & North Africa
South America
Southern Africa
West Africa

 

Mercy Corps, Conflict Management Group
Portland, OR

Organizational Mission Statement:
Mercy Corps’ mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities.

Areas of Expertise:
Agriculture & Rural Development
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Environment
Governance & Democracy Support
Health
Microenterprise
Peacebuilding
Private Sector Development
Research & Policy Advocacy
Women & Gender
Youth & Children

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Balkans
Caucasus
Central Africa
Central America
Central Asia
Horn of Africa
Middle East & North Africa
North America
Northeast Asia
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
The Caribbean
West Africa

 

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
NAFSA is an association of individuals worldwide advancing international education and exchange and global workforce development. NAFSA serves international educators and their institutions and organizations by establishing principles of good practice, providing training and professional development opportunities, providing networking opportunities, and advocating for international education.

Areas of Expertise:
Academic
Peacebuilding
Rule of Law

Geographical Regions of Focus:
North America

 

Nexus Fund, The
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:

The Nexus Fund builds and strengthens the global community to end mass atrocities. The Nexus Fund supports organizations and individuals working at every stage to stop atrocities, from prevention to crisis response to rehabilitating communities in the aftermath of atrocities to ensure that atrocities do not recur.

Areas of Expertise:
Atrocities Prevention

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central African
Central Asia
East Africa / Horn of Africa
East Asia
Europe
Middle East / North Africa
North America
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
West Africa

Nonviolent Peaceforce
Brussels, Belgium

Organizational Mission Statement:
The mission of Nonviolent Peaceforce is to promote, develop, and implement unarmed civilian peacekeeping as a tool for reducing violence and protecting civilians in situations of violent conflict.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Prevention
Peacebuilding
Security

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Balkans
Caucasus
Middle East & Horn of Africa
South Asia
Southeast Asia

 

OneVoice Movement
New York, NY

Organizational Mission Statement:

OneVoice is an international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their elected representatives toward the two-state solution. The Movement works to forge consensus for conflict resolution and build a human infrastructure capable of mobilizing the people toward a negotiated, comprehensive, and permanent agreement between Israel and Palestine that ends the occupation, ensures security and peace for both sides, and solves all final-status issues in accordance with international law and previous bilateral agreements. The 1967 borders form the basis for the establishment of an independent, viable Palestinian state, with permanent borders and any modifications to be agreed upon by both parties. The Movement recognizes that violence by either side will never be a means to end the conflict.

Areas of Expertise:

Conflict Prevention
Peacebuilding
Youth

Geographical Regions of Focus:

Europe
Middle East / North Africa
North America

Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding
Long Island City, NY

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding challenges and inspires emerging leaders in divided societies to work together to build peace.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Analysis & Management
Peacebuilding

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands
Balkans
Central America & Mexico
East Africa
Europe
Horn of Africa
North America
Northeast Asia
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia

 

PartnersGlobal
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
The staff and global network of practitioners at PartnersGlobal embody the finest in international expertise and local leadership. Together we develop vital change and conflict management skills and processes, facilitate the resolution of disputes, and empower ordinary people to participate in decision-making at the local and national levels.  As a result, thousands of people have benefited from new housing, educational and employment opportunities for minorities, revamped taxation systems and public services, new leadership positions for women and youth, decreased pollution, increased public safety, and other community improvements.

Areas of Expertise:
Academics
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Democracy & Governance
Economy
Environment
Peacebuilding
Rule of Law
Security
Women
Youth

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Balkans
Caucasus
East Africa
Europe
Horn of Africa
North America
Northeast Asia
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia

 

Partnership for Sustainability and Peacebuilding
Milwaukee, WI

Organizational Mission Statement:
The mission of the Partnership for Sustainability and Peacebuilding is to further the theory and practice of using systemic approaches to peacebuilding to achieve sustainable human security.Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Environment
Health
PeacebuildingGeographical Areas of Focus:
Balkans (Romania and the Danube)

 

Pax Christi International
Brussels, BE

Organizational Mission Statement:
Pax Christi International is a global Catholic peace movement and network that works to help establish Peace, Respect for Human Rights, Justice and Reconciliation in areas of the world that are torn by conflict. It is grounded in the belief that peace is possible and that vicious cycles of violence and injustice can be broken.

Areas of Expertise:
Human Rights
Humanitarian Relief
Peacebuilding
Security Sector Reform

Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Organizational Mission Statement:

To transform the way the world deals with conflicts, working from the local to the global levels – in partnership with communities, countries, and national and international organisations – to make peacebuilding and the constructive transformation of conflicts the basis for sustainable peace.

Areas of Expertise:

Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Peacebuilding
Governance & Democracy Support

Geographical Regions of Focus:

Europe
Middle East & North Africa

Peace Alliance, The
Washington, DC

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Peace Alliance seeks to engage civic activism for a culture of peace.

Areas of Expertise:
Peacebuilding
Promotion of the Importance of Peacebuilding in the US Government

Geographical Regions of Focus:
North America

 

Peace Appeal Foundation
Charlottesville, VA

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Peace Appeal Foundation supports peace and conflict transformation initiatives globally, assisting stakeholders to design and implement inclusive, authentic, multitrack, and multisector processes to achieve agreed, fair, and just outcomes. The cornerstone of our work is direct, sustained facilitation and advisory services.

Areas of Expertise:
Academic
Conflict Analysis & Management
Peacebuilding

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Europe
Middle East
South Asia

 

Peace Catalyst International
Arvada, CO

Organizational Mission Statement:

Peace Catalyst International exists to catalyze Christian-Muslim peacemaking initiatives in the way of Jesus.

Areas of Expertise:

Human Rights
Religion / Faith-Based
Education

 

Geographical Regions of Focus:
East Asia

Peace Direct
New York, NY

Organizational Mission Statement:
Peace Direct believes that local people have the power to find their own solutions to conflict and to build their own better futures. Our mission is to help them make this happen.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Analysis & Management
Democracy & Governance
Genocide Prevention
Human Rights
Human Security
Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
Peacebuilding

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Caucasus
Central Africa
East Africa
Europe
Horn of Africa
South Asia

 

Peace Initiative Network
Kano, Nigeria

Organizational Mission Statement:
Peace Initiative Network’s mission is to prevent and manage violent conflict through public enlightenment and sensitization in Nigeria and globally.Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Governance & Democracy Support
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Research & Policy Advocacy
Women & Gender
Youth & Children

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Northern Ireland
West Africa

 

Peaceplayers International
Washington, DC

MISSION
To unite, educate and inspire young people in divided communities through basketball.

VISION
Individual connections creating a more peaceful world.

UNIFYING PRINCIPLES
Bridging Divides
Implementing consistent, year-round sports activities that bring together children from opposite sides of religious, ethnic and cultural divides to develop friendship and mutual respect.

Helping marginalized communities developed constructive outlets and positive role models for their youth, strengthening the capacity of the disenfranchised in support of sustainable peace.

Developing Leaders
Training and developing young adults from local communities to work together as coaches, mentors and leaders of peacebuilding efforts in their own communities.

Maintaining diverse and balanced leadership at all levels, including staff, board, volunteers and partners.

Changing Perceptions
Operating first-class sports activities not for the purpose of training top athletes, but as a tool to unite, educate and inspire.

Driving concrete, measurable changes in both the attitudes and behaviors of participants and communities and demonstrating these results to a global audience.

Areas of Expertise:
Peacebuilding
Youth

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Europe
Middle East / North Africa
Southern Africa

Peter C. Alderman Foundation
Bedford, NY

Organizational Mission Statement:
The mission of the Peter C. Alderman Foundation (PCAF) is to heal the emotional wounds of victims of terrorism and mass violence by training indigenous health workers and establishing trauma treatment systems in post-conflict countries around the globe.

Areas of Expertise:
Academics
Health
Humanitarian Relief

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central Africa

 

Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University is a multifaceted, interdisciplinary research center that advances both theory and practice in the fields of conflict and collaboration. Founded by Dr. Louis Kriesberg in 1986 with Hewlett Foundation funding, PARCC was initially known for its breakthrough work in conflict transformation, intractable conflicts, and identity conflicts in the international arena.

Areas of Expertise:
Academics
Conflict Analysis & Management
Democracy & Governance
Environment
Peacebuilding
Research & Policy Advocacy

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands
Balkans
Caribbean
Caucasus
Central Africa
Central America & Mexico
Central Asia
East Africa
Eurasia
Europe
Horn of Africa
Middle East & North Africa
North America
Northeast Asia
South America
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
West Africa

 

Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA

Organizational Mission Statement:
The mission of the Program on Negotiation is to improve the theory and practice of negotiation and conflict resolution; encourage new thinking in negotiation theory; help prepare graduate students to assume leadership roles in the world community; nurture the next generation of negotiation teachers and scholars; provide a forum for the discussion of ideas and practices; increase public awareness of successful conflict resolution processes; and connect the discussion of conflict resolution with current events and real-world contexts.Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Analysis & Management
Environment
Negotiation
Peacebuilding

 

Public Conversations Project
Cambridge, MA

Public Conversations Project fosters constructive conversation where there is conflict driven by differences in identity, beliefs, and values. We work locally, nationally, and globally to provide dialogue facilitation, training, consultation, and coaching. We help groups reduce stereotyping and polarization while deepening trust and collaboration and strengthening communities.At the core of many of today’s most complex social problems is a breakdown in relationships that leads to mistrust, gridlock, and fractured communities. Public Conversations’ method addresses the heart of this breakdown: we work to shift relationships, building the communication skills and trust needed to make action possible and collaboration sustainable.Since our founding in 1989, Public Conversations’ practitioners have worked on a broad range of issues, including same-sex marriage, immigration, abortion, diversity, guns, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We have also contributed to peace-building efforts in several conflict-torn regions overseas. In situations where a breakdown in trust, relationships, and constructive communication is part of the problem, Public Conversations Project offers a solution.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Prevention
Peacebuilding
Religion / Faith-Based

Geographical Regions of Focus:
West Africa

Purdue Peace Project
Lafayette, IN

Organizational Mission Statement:
The Purdue Peace Project (PPP) encourages and assists local leaders to take constructive action to prevent violence in conflict-prone regions of the world. Where local groups already exist, PPP offers to assist them. Where such groups do not exist, PPP convenes local leaders and supports them to take action. PPP seeks to contribute knowledge about preventing violence in fragile states and to disseminate that knowledge to the peace-building community and beyond. PPP will document its efforts, assess its effectiveness, and evaluate the results.

Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management

Geographical Regions of Focus:
West Africa

Quaker United Nations Office, New York
New York, NY

Organizational Mission Statement:
The mission of the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) is to help the United Nations (UN) fully carry out its responsibility to prevent violent conflict and build sustainable peace around the world. We work with diplomats, UN officials, and civil society groups to change the way the UN community thinks and acts at a policy level in New York, which then impacts UN actions on the ground. Over our sixty years at the UN, we have found it most effective to work quietly, facilitating off-the-record meetings, privately advocating for people-based and nonviolent approaches, and bringing perspectives from outside the UN system. Our approach is rooted in  insights and experience of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)  and is enriched by Quakers’ long history of work on international issues. We work closely with AFSC and other Quaker Service Agencies on the ground, and with Friends’ policy offices in Geneva, Washington, and Brussels. We see the results of our work in changes in the language used by diplomats and in official documents, in changing norms and standards across the UN community, and in actions by the UN at a policy level and on the ground.Areas of Expertise:
Civil Society Promotion
Conflict Analysis & Management
Governance & Democracy Support
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Transitional Justice

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Central Africa
Horn of Africa
Middle East & North Africa
Northeast Asia
Southern Africa
The Caribbean
West Africa

 

Rotary Peace Fellowship
Evanston, IL

Organizational Mission Statement:
The mission of Rotary Peace Fellowship is

  • to advance research, teaching, publication, and knowledge on issues of peace, goodwill, causes of conflict, and world understanding. This scholarship may involve consideration of issues as diverse as population and the environment, technology and science, world politics and economics, religious and cultural traditions, educational opportunities, health, hunger, and poverty;
  • to provide advanced educational opportunities for a group of Rotary World Peace Scholars, chosen from various countries and different cultures, to advance knowledge and world understanding among potential future leaders of government, business, education, media, and other professions; and
  • to establish a program through which the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and the member clubs of Rotary International may become increasingly effective in promoting greater tolerance and cooperation among peoples, leading to world peace and understanding.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Analysis & Management
Development
Governance & Democracy Support
Humanitarian Relief
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Research & Policy Advocacy

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands
North America
Southeast Asia

 

Saferworld
London, United Kingdom

Organizational Mission Statement:
Saferworld works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. We work with governments, international organizations, and civil society to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and supporting the actions of others.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Analysis & Management
Democracy & Governance
Development
Humanitarian Aid
Human Rights
Human Security
Nuclear Proliferation
Peacebuilding
Research & Policy Advocacy
Security Sector Reform

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Caucasus
Central Asia
East Africa
Eurasia
Europe
Horn of Africa
Middle East & North Africa
Northeast Asia
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Africa
West Africa

 

Salam Institute for Peace and Justice
Washington, DC

The Salam Institute is a nonprofit organization for research, education, and practice on issues related to conflict resolution, nonviolence, human rights and development with a focus on bridging differences between Muslim and non-Muslim communities. The Salam Institute has extensive experience directing projects focused on interfaith and intercultural dialogue, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, sustainable development, conflict resolution and community development in Muslim countries. Additionally, Salam Institute staff has conducted trainings in regions as diverse as Israel, West Bank and Gaza, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Mindanao Philippines, Africa and the Balkans, among others.

Areas of Expertise:
Academia
Conflict Prevention
Development
Human Rights
Peacebuilding
Religion
Faith-Based
Restorative Justice
Youth
Education

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Middle East / North Africa
North America
Southeast Asia
West Africa

School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
Arlington, VA

Organizational Mission Statement:
At the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR), faculty and students are committed to the development of theory, research, and practice that interrupt cycles of violence. S-CAR is an innovative academic resource for people and institutions worldwide. It comprises a community of scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, practitioners, and organizations in the field of peace making and conflict resolution. S-CAR is a Commonwealth Center for Excellence, recognized for its leadership in the field and its world-renowned faculty. S-CAR is committed to advancing the understanding of deeply rooted conflicts between individuals, groups, organizations, and communities in the United States and all over the world through research, teaching, practice, and outreach, carrying on a systematic and ongoing study of the nature, origins, and types of social conflicts and developing the requisite processes and conditions for the productive resolution of conflicts.

Areas of Expertise:
Conflict Analysis & Management
Peacebuilding

Geographical Regions of Focus:
Caucasus
Central Africa
Middle East & North Africa
North America
Southeast Asia

 

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