Our working principles, our commitment to transparency and how we measure success
Partnering for impact
We bring people together across divides to find sustainable solutions to overcome violence and poverty. We work witha wide range of partners at all levels of society, including the national and county government, the police, civil society organisations, grassroots communities, religious and business leaders and council of elders.
Supporting community-led change
We support and empower local communities to drive social change and implement their own solutions, because communities are the best agents of their own change. We invest in and strengthen community systems and structures to drive and sustain home-grown solutions.
A holistic approach to peace and development
We promote holistic approaches that link peace and violence transformation with development to effectively address the underlying drivers and root causes of violence and poverty. We acknowledge the interconnectedness of issues and endeavour to bridge all gaps through linkages.
We use an integrated approach combining peace and economic development strategies. Any change must be community-driven in order to be sustainable. When local communities drive the development and work together with partners, systemic change is possible.
Our program strategy is based on three pillars:
Provide tools to handle conflict non-violently – Addressing the root of conflict
Secure economic opportunity and livelihoods - Meeting basic needs
Promote community-led change - Local communities drive the change while working with partners