Policy & Advocacy

Congressional Advocacy

AfP educates and advocates to members on Congress on behalf of our members. We give input at every point in the legislative process, from asking formal questions at congressional hearings on global conflict to holding meetings with congressional offices on national security decisions and peacebuilding funds.

We are supporting the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018.

Executive Advocacy

We work with agencies like the State Department, USAID, and the Department of Defense on technical issues through our ongoing working groups. We meet with key staff across the inter-agency to advocate for peace-centered foreign policy and give input on approaches to major policy frameworks. Executive agencies increasingly turn to AfP as a key convening space for consultation with civil society.

Collective Action & Global Engagement

AfP provides coordination and leadership around global and regional peacebuilding advocacy. We consistently engage with international networks like GPPAC and European alliances like EPLO. Working with diverse partners to present a powerful, unified peacebuilding voice on global policy issues and to connect local citizens to policy leaders is a cornerstone of our work.

Working Groups

AfP mobilizes collaboration and joint strategy through our working groups. These provide a space for those working on specific issues to share best practices and develop collective advocacy efforts. Our policy-focused groups include:

If you have any comments or questions regarding AfP’s Policy & Advocacy work, please contact Liz Hume at lhume@allianceforpeacebuilding.org