Our vision is a world free from violent conflict. A world where societies undergoing major change manage conflict without violence through dialogue and collaboration.
Our annual report for 2022-2023 reflects on our achievements and the challenges we faced working to build sustainable peace across North Africa, the Western Balkans, Europe and the Swahili Coast region.
Our peacebuilding achievements highlighted in the annual report include:
In Libya, the Social Peace and Local Development project (SPLD):
- continued to support more than 20 Social Peace Partnerships (SPPs) comprising 928+ members who work to promote social cohesion across Libya
- strengthened and enhanced peacebuilding technical skills and knowledge through mentoring and training support delivered in 20 target locations across the country
- supported women’s leadership and a stronger civil society space through six gender grants, and seven grants implemented by civil society organisations, in collaboration with Social Peace Partnerships
- continued to manage conflict issues and tensions in all the target areas across Libya – with some Social Peace Partnerships rolling out initiatives independently of PCi
- strengthened capacity of Tier 2 Social Peace Partnerships (to become Tier 1) through five grants.
In Mozambique, PCi’s work with WeWorld’s team in Cabo Delgado included developing an understanding of conflict dynamics and conflict sensitivity risks in the communities in which WeWorld is working; supporting WeWorld’s project team to prioritise, mitigate and monitor these risks using our conflict sensitive interactions matrix; and developing indicators and tools for measuring the project’s impact on social cohesion.
- PCi awarded various institutional grants to support mission-led organisations in Kosovo and Serbia to empower them to pursue the core objectives of their mission to achieve social change within their own societies.
- Through PCi’s consortium partners, grant support has been provided to the Advisory Committees established in eight target municipalities to pursue inclusive and participatory approaches to social services planning.
- Support has been provided for a civil society-led process to undertake a campaign in south
Serbia to inform the Albanian-speaking population of the census process – the lessons learnt from the census in Serbia will be applied to the census in Kosovo in 2023.
- PCi has commissioned work to build and train a network of civil society organisations and media outlets with knowledge about the specific challenges.
- PCi designed and established a first-of-its-kind initiative to support collaboration between different language media outlets in Kosovo.
- The Kosovo–Serbia Rapid Response Mechanism (KSRRM) adopted a number of joint positions
which were widely distributed in local media in Kosovo and Serbia, and amongst members of
civil society and the international community.
In Switzerland, PCi engaged with the UN-led peace negotiation processes concerning Syria by providing support to the political opposition delegation representation in Geneva. No activities took place inside Syria.
PCi also maintained contacts with different stakeholders in the South Caucasus and in the Ukraine.