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  • Creating shared water, land and resources agreements
  • Developing cross-community cooperation and security
  • Strengthening Citizenship education, governance and human rights
  • Projects in health, education, micro-finance and food security
  • Negotiating empowering partnerships between organizations, communities and funders
  • Applied Conflict Resolution Training for NGO staff, international humanitarian workers, and peacekeepers/military
  • Community-based projects of mediation

Purpose and Approach:
The end of war does not automatically bring peace, stability and the renewal of social and economic development. The discipline of peacebuilding has emerged to facilitate the transition back to peace within and among the diverse groups and communities affected by any armed conflict.

Community-based peacebuilding interventions assist all stakeholders in resuming collaboration, healing from the traumas of violence, and re-establishing peace, security and development.

Through a series of well-documented successes over the past 20 years, community-based peacebuilding has produced specific processes that use replicable methods and produce measurable results. Today many international organizations must formulate peacebuilding and development strategies and implement projects with local partners in post-conflict areas.

Common aims in post-conflict areas include preventing a return to large-scale violence, advancing the Millennium Development Goals, assisting victims of sexual violence, and reintegrating former child soldiers. All require the capacity to reinforce a fragile peace and construct broader working partnerships. National and local actors, vulnerable communities and civil society organizations must be enabled to pursue self-advocacy and to collaborate in strengthening participatory decision-making and accountability.

Success in this complex endeavour requires a sound peacebuilding framework that incorporates measurable outcomes and best practices. Qualified implementation support, monitoring and evaluation are also required.