Region: United Kingdom

PCi Annual Report March 2019 – March 2020

Our work in the year is detailed in our Trustees’ Report, below, alongside our financial statements. Key charitable programme activities in the year were:

i) Continued delivery for our Libya programmes across a number of governmental and institutional donors.

ii) Completed a 12-month Armenia project that improved awareness and knowledge among youth of their role in peace and security issues, and promoted youth participation in decision making and peacebuilding activities.

iii) Commenced work on a 24-month Serbia-Kosovo project, working with partners to amplify local voices, especially those of marginalised groups, in support of equitable development.

Download Peaceful Change initiative Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements 31 March 2019 – 30 March 2020 here

PCi Stress Management Booklet

Peaceful Change initiative works with societies to prevent or reduce violence that is triggered by radical and divisive change. We aim to mitigate the effects of violence on people’s lives, while laying the foundations for long-term peace and stability. This commitment to making a difference within communities experiencing conflict means that we work in some very difficult places, often very close to the point of violence. This kind of work inevitably places some stresses on PCi team members. The challenge for us is to work together to build a culture that helps manage this stress well.


Knowing that the work we do is often hard and stressful, we wanted to provide team members with some basic tools to help them keep healthy. This booklet provides important information about the nature and symptoms of stress. It is intended to help PCi team members recognise their own symptoms of stress and take some basic actions to manage that stress. Maintaining the wellbeing of our team is crucial to maintaining our peacebuilding impact.

For the PCi Stress Management Booklet in English click here

For the PCi Stress Management Booklet in Arabic click here

PCi Annual Report March 2017-March 2018

Our work in the year is detailed in our trustees report below alongside our financial statements. Two objectives have been to build resilience in fundraising and grow our expertise and we are pleased to report that we supported 10 separate donors across 15 programmes in the year. We also met our goal to build six months of operating costs as financial reserves and carry a healthy cash balance. 

In brief our programme highlights are;

In Libya, PCi has delivered actions that contribute to local peace, development, and stabilisation through the 14 Social Peace Partnerships supporting conflict management at the sub-national level and through the Peacebuilding Network supporting a Network of 44 Libyan peacebuilding practitioners from 26 communities across the country. A number of Social Peace Partnerships have also played an important role as consultative and conflict sensitivity mechanisms to support the implementation of UNDP’s ‘Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience and Recovery’ and ‘Stabilisation Facility for Libya’ interventions.

In Syria, PCi has delivered actions to strengthen the capacity of a group of Syrian youth in transformational leadership skills and how to apply these across conflict lines. In addition PCi has facilitated a Conflict-Sensitive Assistance for Syria retreat in November 2017 (and April 2018) and subsequently published a report on the Conflict-Sensitive Assistance for Syria Retreat  in April 2018.

In Ukraine, PCi has worked with civil society organisations working along the line between Government and Rebel-controlled Ukraine to build their skills as dialogue facilitators and accompanied community groups to deal with practical issues in constructive ways. At the international level PCi has commissioned research and convened discussions to inform the international response to the crisis in Ukraine and how assistance can contribute to addressing underlying drivers of conflict.

On the organisation front we have recruited to strengthen our capability in finance and operations, communications and expanded our outsourced services for managing Human Resources and Payroll. Looking ahead to 2019 we are aiming to complete a strategy review, an upgrade of Finance capabilities and investment and training for improving our programme and business development frameworks.

Download Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements 31 March 2017 – 30 March 2018

PCi Annual Report March 2018-March 2019

Our work in the year is detailed in our Trustees’ Report, below, alongside our financial statements. Key charitable programme events in the year were:

  • Continued delivery for our Libya programmes across a number of governmental and institutional donors;
  • Completion of our programmatic work in Syria and the winding down of operations to support this work;
  • Development of proposals and operations for the Black Sea region including Ukraine and Armenia.

A decision was taken by the Board in 2018 to wind down all programmes for the Syria region and halt taking on new work. This was due to PCi’s judgement that prevailing operating conditions inside Syria are not conducive to meaningfully deepening the organisation’s work. Also, despite some governmental and institutional interest in our proposals for Ukraine, we were unable to secure new programme work for this country. We remain in communication with donors regarding the delivery of work for 2020 onwards. However, the Board decided to open up programming in Armenia, and PCi successfully fundraised for a new project there.

On the organisation front we continued to refresh and refine our strategy and business planning and improve governance of risk management, and prepared for new financial accounting and reporting systems from April 2020. Our reserves policy for the year was executed as net-neutral in that we neither added to nor deducted from our cumulated reserves; however, we achieved our goal of £250k reserves, which broadly represents 6 months’ operations. A new reserves policy will be set at the AGM in 2019.

Download Peaceful Change initiative Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements 31 March 2018 – 30 March 2019 here

UK: The CAF Venturesome team select PCi for Giving Tuesday

Peaceful Change initiative was selected by the CAF Venturesome team, the social investment team at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), as their beneficiary in the UK as part of this year’s ‘Giving Tuesday’, a global day of giving to charities and social organisations. All CAF staff are encouraged to volunteer and fundraise on this day, which in 2020 is Tuesday 1 December. One of the team is running 50km from CAF’s Kent office to their London office to raise funds from their network for PCi.  PCi is grateful for the support and wish them the best of luck on Tuesday 1 December.

Click here to support their efforts and donate to PCi through CAF’s donate page

UK: PCi supports BELONG network’s Shared Ground pilot programme

PCi’s senior Peacebuilding Adviser Raj Bhari has been invited by BELONG, the cohesion and integration network, to support Shared Ground, a new pilot programme for the UK. The programme will build the capacity, skills and confidence for practitioners, and all those who work closely alongside residents and in neighbourhoods, to work more effectively in situations where there is conflict and tension. The course will be designed with input from the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation and Peaceful Change initiative. Both organisations bring substantial expertise in working in situations where there are community tensions and conflict.

United Kingdom: PCi hosts panel discussion on conflict sensitivity – successes, challenges and priorities

PCi hosted a panel discussion on behalf of the Conflict Sensitivity Hub at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London. Tim Molesworth, PCi’s Senior Adviser, Conflict Sensitivity and Peace Technology, PCi facilitated the discussions – which were also livestreamed on Twitter, enabling conflict sensitivity practitioners to engage in the conversation from around the world. Click here to view a recording of the panel discussion.

PCi seeks to contribute to developing the concept of conflict sensitivity; advocate for incorporating conflict sensitivity into policy and processes; and support the conflict sensitivity of international assistance activities in contexts where they are delivered. Speakers included Rachel Goldwyn, Senior Conflict Sensitivity and Peacebuilding Adviser at World Food Programme; Elias Sadkni, Director at House of Peace Foundation; Albert Souza Mulli, Conflict and Stabilisation Adviser for the British Embassy to Libya; Heloise Heyer, Conflict Sensitivity Lead at PeaceNexus; and Pilar Domingo, Senior Research Fellow at Overseas Development Institute. @CSC_hub on Twitter

UK: PCi hosts panel discussion on conflict sensitivity – successes, challenges and priorities

Peaceful Change initiative hosted a panel discussion on behalf of the Conflict Sensitivity Hub at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London. Tim Molesworth, PCi’s Senior Adviser, Conflict Sensitivity and Peace Technology, PCi facilitated the discussions – which were also livestreamed on Twitter, enabling conflict sensitivity practitioners to engage in the conversation from around the world. Click here to view a recording of the panel discussion.

PCi seeks to contribute to developing the concept of conflict sensitivity; advocate for incorporating conflict sensitivity into policy and processes; and support the conflict sensitivity of international assistance activities in contexts where they are delivered. Speakers included Rachel Goldwyn, Senior Conflict Sensitivity and Peacebuilding Adviser at World Food Programme; Elias Sadkni, Director at House of Peace Foundation; Albert Souza Mulli, Conflict and Stabilisation Adviser for the British Embassy to Libya; Heloise Heyer, Conflict Sensitivity Lead at PeaceNexus; and Pilar Domingo, Senior Research Fellow at Overseas Development Institute. @CSC_hub on Twitter