How we work
As agreed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we have set three ground rules for the project:
- Demand-driven: There has to be a clear need for training. We contribute to conflict resolution where it is most relevant and needed;
- Pre-existing frameworks: The training sessions are part of pre-existing frameworks of internationally supported conflict-negotiation and mediation efforts organised by an international organisation or NGO. This is to ensure maximum impact of the training;
- Long-term commitment: Our training curriculum consists of several interventions with a clear structure. Training may vary in duration and location.
Whereas it is our role to support existing peace initiatives through skills training, it is our partner organisations who signal the need for our training intervention and who are responsible for identifying the most relevant participants. Together we are responsible for logistical arrangements when missions take place in the field.
We have so far forged partnerships with:
- Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (CHD)
- UNDP Conflict Prevention and Peace-building Team
- African Union (AU)
- UN Mediation Support Unit (MSU)
- UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
- Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
- UN Women
- The Somalia Stability Fund
We are constantly seeking new partners to support peace initiatives. Please contact us if you would like to collaborate.