Youth, peace and security

Libya We engage and empower vulnerable youth by providing skills training and creating new livelihood opportunities that dissuade young people from joining militias or getting involved in crime. We promote their participation in inclusive decision-making processes in their communities so that they can contribute and play an active role in society. Syria We have engaged… Read more »

Peacebuilding Professionals Roster

Through our peacebuilding professionals roster, PCi maintains a network of highly experienced and trusted peacebuilding colleagues who we draw into our teams and work on a regular basis and who enable us to provide surge capacity where needed. Our roster enables us to access deep expertise in areas such as: Mediation and negotiation Advanced conflict… Read more »

Where we work

Peaceful Change initiative was founded in 2012, shortly after the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, with the aspiration of responding to some of the challenges facing those societies at a time of significant change.

North Africa: Libya

How we respond at the local level We create a space for groups that have been in conflict to slowly rebuild relationships and trust through engaging in dialogue. We build working relationships and communication between community groups and local institutions, so that together they are better able to prevent conflict. We help local authorities to… Read more »

Europe and South Caucasus

How we respond at the local level We help to build skills among local government and civil society at the community level to identify drivers of conflict, and to deal with conflicts in a reconciliatory way. How we respond at the national level We engage decision makers in dialogue on issues related to the conflict,… Read more »

Global consultancy

Peaceful Change initiative regularly undertakes consultancy work. We have, for example, completed consultancy assignments for: International Organisation for Migration Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland UN Development Programme The European Union The Ukraine Non-Governmental Organisation Forum Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) We provide consultancy services in the following areas: Conflict sensitivity advice: We… Read more »

How it works: Social Peace Partnership

Social Peace Partnerships are supported by a team of Libyan trainer mentors who have the capacity to train others and support Social Peace Partnership development. This arrangement facilitates a range of programming in Libya. A Social Peace Partnership brings leaders in the community together to build a structure around the local authority – establishing inclusive… Read more »

How it works: Peacebuilding Network

Participants in these meetings have worked to reflect together on their experience of carrying out peacebuilding in Libya in order to capture important learning for other practitioners; they have put together joint analyses of what has been driving conflict in Libya in order to inform better-designed interventions; and they have worked together to design activities… Read more »

How it works: Conflict sensitive assistance

Conflict sensitivity is an approach to delivering humanitarian, development and political assistance that incorporates a nuanced understanding of the peace and conflict context in order to minimise the risk of assistance worsening conflict dynamics, and to maximise opportunities to contribute to sustainable peace. PCi’s Conflict Sensitive Assistance programme in Libya, which has been running since… Read more »