Global Issues

Peace

What creates sustainable peace?

Insights

Opinion

Only Sustainable Solutions to Environmental Crises Can Take Away Their Power to Drive Conflict

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How Can We Achieve Sustainable Peace?

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Forging New Paths for Peace and Hope

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Interview

The Difficult Security Situation in the Sahel Region

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“Local Peacebuilders are the Core of Building Sustainable Peace”

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Guest contribution

“The Sahel Is also a European Challenge”

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Opinion

Enough Is Enough: It’s Time to Take Local Actors Seriously!

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Interview

New Paths to Sustainable Peace

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The Path to Lasting Peace

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Discover our work

Peace

Peace Direct

How can power and resources be shifted to local actors? We support the peacebuilding organization Peace Direct, which is dedicated to transforming the international peacebuilding system. 

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Peace

Re-Imagine the INGO (RINGO)

How can international non-governmental organizations be reshaped and contribute to a changed role for global civil society?

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Peace

Conducive Space for Peace

We support the non-governmental organization Conducive Space for Peace to initiate changes in international peacebuilding.

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Peace

Principles For Peace

A global participatory initiative to develop a new set of principles, standards and norms to fundamentally reshape how peace processes are structured.

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Our focus

We contribute to sustainable peacebuilding by supporting local approaches in selected regions and within the global peacebuilding system.

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Our Activities in the Sahel

Our work focuses on the border region between Burkina Faso and the neighboring coastal states of Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, and Benin. There is an urgent need for preventive peace approaches in these coastal states which, while little affected by violent conflict to date, are increasingly under threat. The locally-led peace initiative is a long-term project geared toward meeting specific needs, the details of which we work alongside local peace actors to define. By cooperating with these actors and supporting their projects, we work to prevent the further spread of violence in the region.

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Our Activities in the Western Balkans

The aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia and the persistent instrumentalization of ethno-nationalist discourses continue to shape the region to this day. The border regions between the countries of the Western Balkans as well as those with neighboring EU member states hold particular potential for peacebuilding activities: These regions are familiar with pragmatic, cross-border cooperation, something which locally-led approaches can build upon. The locally-led peace initiative is a long-term project geared toward meeting specific needs, the details of which we work alongside local peace actors to define. Our support contributes to positive and sustainable peace in the region. 

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Our Activities in the Middle East

Home to around a quarter of a billion people, the Middle East has long been the scene of numerous conflicts with significant regional and international implications. Focusing on locally-led peacebuilding activities, we support selected projects and partners in the region with an emphasis on the nexus between conflict, climate, and the environment as well as a regional focus on the conflicts in Iraq and Yemen.

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Promoting innovation in international peacebuilding

We support transformative projects and actors that push the global peacebuilding system toward better addressing the needs of local peacebuilding actors. By working with initiatives and organizations that build on existing systems or fundamentally rethink forms of peace cooperation, we strive to empower local actors to play a leading role in the field of peacebuilding.

Contact persons

Atje Drexler
Senior Vice President
Inequality, Peace
Phone+49 711 46084-420
e-mail to Atje Drexler
Lilia Torno
Team Assistant
Phone+49 711 46084-149
e-mail to Lilia Torno

Our activities in the Western Balkans

Cyriakus Bräutigam
Project Manager
Phone+49 30 220025-179
e-mail to Cyriakus Bräutigam
Christoph Friedrich Werthmann
Senior Project Manager
Phone+49 30 220025-281
e-mail to Christoph Friedrich Werthmann

Our activities in the Sahel

Caroline Dunning
Senior Project Manager
Phone+49 30 220025-321
e-mail to Caroline Dunning

Our activities in the Middle East

Irene Weinz
Senior Project Manager
Phone+49 711 46084-160
e-mail to Irene Weinz
Sarah Müller
Project Manager
Phone+49 30 220025-286
e-mail to Sarah Müller

Promoting innovation in international peacebuilding

Cyriakus Bräutigam
Project Manager
Phone+49 30 220025-179
e-mail to Cyriakus Bräutigam
Sarah Müller
Project Manager
Phone+49 30 220025-286
e-mail to Sarah Müller
Christoph Friedrich Werthmann
Senior Project Manager
Phone+49 30 220025-281
e-mail to Christoph Friedrich Werthmann