Peaceful Change initiative works on programmes in North Africa, Europe and the South Caucasus region. We also have extensive experience of working in the Middle East. The latest Resources and Analysis from Peaceful Change initiative can be found here.

Supporting community peace resources in Syria

PCi is providing support to community peace resources – those individuals and organisations involved in local initiatives to prevent, manage and resolve conflict. The first task of this work was to map such peace resources; this was done in March Read more...

Libya: Social Peace and Local Development handbook

A cross-government working group on Social Peace and Local Development, hosted by the Ministry of Local Government, has been working since May 2013 to identify how local government and community leaders can promote social peace, in terms of both ‘how’ Read more...

Policy brief: Effective local peace initiatives and inclusive national peace negotiations in Syria

This brief highlights key lessons learned about the challenges that community-level peace resources face in effectively mitigating conflict in Syria, as well as communities’ aspirations for more inclusive peace processes. Download the brief here Read more...

A peacebuilding agenda for Libya

Libyan society is undergoing significant change as a result of the revolution/conflict in 2011, bringing substantial opportunities for a more inclusive political system and more accountable security services. At the same time, the revolution/conflict has weakened relationships between some communities Read more...

Understanding the relationships between communities and armed groups in Libya

Peaceful Change initiative and AFAQ Libya undertook research at the community level in nine target areas along coastal Libya to help inform planning for the development and democratisation of security provision, so that such processes 1) are responsive to the Read more...