At Inclusive Peace, we work to support the full range of national and international actors involved in peace and political transition processes. We draw on our extensive evidence base and our practical experience to identify innovative and effective strategies to make these processes more effective and help actors to produce sustainable and inclusive outcomes. In our work, we build on our comparative expertise in peace processes to support our partners by:
Inspiring at critical junctures
What are the moments when stalled conflicts are open to dialogue? When are there opportunities to resolve seemingly intractable conflict? When do political reform processes gain momentum and how? Drawing on our comparative research, we identify these critical junctures and help to turn them into opportunities.
Rethinking peace processes
As an organisation, we work to make societies more peaceful and inclusive. Our aim is to shift the peace process field to work towards these outcomes, understanding that peace is an ongoing process in communities, built over time. We strive to change the traditional linear peace process approach, working with our partners to systematically and creatively rethink how they work for peace.
Centring local context
We start from acknowledging local contexts and leadership, taking a discrete back seat approach, then work with relevant actors to determine how experiences from other contexts can provide options for action – from National Dialogues to elite processes to civil society influence on peace processes.
Applying a lean and humble approach
We take a non-competitive and lean engagement approach to our work. Rather than establishing a heavy footprint in countries, we provide our expert guidance to relevant actors in peace processes at critical junctures and take a back seat.
Maintaining independence and non-partisanship
Our work is grounded in independence and non-partisanship. We engage with national and international partners as a critical, inspirational, and trusted friend. We maintain strict confidentiality when working with individual actors and networks, while at the same time remaining transparent about our engagement with multiple actors.
Integrating research, policy, and practice
Our work is underpinned by feedback loops between in-country practice, research, and policy. As a thought leader in peace process practice and innovation, we identify gaps, demands, and needs in the field. As an agenda setter, we work with our partners and policymakers to ensure regional, national, and international frameworks reflect this innovation.