How we work
Our work is based on the following principles:
- Demand-driven: Training begins with a clear, identifiable need
- Flexibility: Fast response to specific and ad-hoc training requests.
- Partnerships: Training is embedded in existing networks of internationally supported conflict-negotiation and mediation efforts organised by partner organisations.
- Sustainability: Delivery of clear curricula consisting of structured interventions.
- Custom-made: Each course is tailored to the specific needs of the recipients, both in terms of content, 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 maintain partnerships with:
- African Union (AU)
- Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
- Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (CHD)
- Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN)
- Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa COMESA
- Dutch embassies
- Economic Community for Western African States (ECOWAS)
- International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)
- Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
- Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
- OWEN - Mobile Akademie für Geschlechterdemokratie und Friedensförderung
- Peace Track Initiative (PTI)
- Somalia Stability Fund
- UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
- UN Mediation Support Unit (MSU)
- UN Women
- UNDP Conflict Prevention and Peace-building Team
We are constantly seeking new partners to support peace initiatives. Please contact us if you would like to collaborate.