Global Issues

Peace

What creates sustainable peace?

Insights

Opinion

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

A call for a new approach to international peacebuilding.

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A Global System in Flux

Pursuing Systems Change for Locally-Led Peacebuilding This report was developed by Conducive Space for Peace as...

Interview

New Paths to Sustainable Peace

War and armed conflict affect the lives of some 2 billion people worldwide. A new initiative that includes Bert Koenders, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, aims to find paths to lasting peace.

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Foundation News in Bosch Zünder 1/2021

News from the Robert Bosch Stiftung published in the Bosch Zünder, international in-house magazine of the Bosch...

The Path to Lasting Peace

Why have previous peace approaches generally met with such little success? And which paths can lead to lasting peace? A new initiative aims to find the answers.

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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...

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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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Locally-led peace initiative 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. Our 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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Locally-led peace initiative 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. Our 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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Local efforts 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

Dr. Stella Voutta
Program Director
Phone+49 30 220025-339
e-mail to Dr. Stella Voutta
Lilia Torno
Team Assistant
Phone+49 711 46084-149
e-mail to Lilia Torno

Locally-led peace initiative Western Balkans

Julian Hermann
Senior Project Manager
Phone+49 711 46084-187
e-mail to Julian Hermann
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

Locally-led peace initiative Sahel

Frank Albers
Senior Project Manager
Phone+49 30 220025-344
e-mail to Frank Albers
Miriam Brandner
Senior Project Manager
Phone+49 711 46084-515
e-mail to Miriam Brandner
Caroline Dunning
Project Manager
Phone+49 30 220025-321
e-mail to Caroline Dunning

Local efforts Middle East

Irene Weinz
Senior Project Manager
Phone+49 711 46084-160
e-mail to Irene Weinz
Caroline Dunning
Project Manager
Phone+49 30 220025-321
e-mail to Caroline Dunning

Promoting innovation in international peacebuilding

Miriam Brandner
Senior Project Manager
Phone+49 711 46084-515
e-mail to Miriam Brandner
Cyriakus Bräutigam
Project Manager
Phone+49 30 220025-179
e-mail to Cyriakus Bräutigam