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Financing for Peacebuilding: A Civil Society Perspective

Today’s realities dictate that sustaining peace requires engaging all stakeholders, including local peacebuilders, to address root causes of conflict within communities. In this process, local peacebuilders and their networks play a critical role.

Today’s realities dictate that sustaining peace requires engaging all stakeholders, including local peacebuilders, to address root causes of conflict within communities.  In this process, local peacebuilders and their networks play a critical role.

While the financing of this work is a general challenge, local peacebuilding initiatives bear the greatest burden in accessing funding to support their sustainable and innovative solutions (i.e., lack of financial flexibility, projection of peacebuilding, and limited involvement in decision-making).

If the international community is committed to addressing root causes of conflict and sustaining peace, adequate, sustainable and accessible funding must be available to local peacebuilders.

With this in mind, GPPAC, in partnership with the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, works to create a safe learning space for the donor community, including the major global funds’ managers, donor countries and international financial institutions, to explore opportunities and challenges towards ensuring accessible funding for local peacebuilding action. 

  • See the visioning paper here >>
  • See the key challenges and opportunities for civil society on financing for peacebuilding here > >

If you have any ideas to share, reach out to Marina Kumkova at un.liaison@gppac.net

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