Peace Process Support

Inclusive Peace supports actors engaged in peace and political transition processes on different levels and in various ways. Our aim is to ensure effective dialogue and sustainable outcomes.

Over the past five years, Inclusive Peace has supported over 20 peace and political transition processes in various regions and countries. Our engagement is based on state-of-the-art knowledge, comparative experiences, a vast network of experts, and our comprehensive institutional track-record. Taking a discrete back seat approach, we work with relevant actors to determine how experiences from other contexts can provide options for action.

Flexible and wide-ranging support

Our support ranges from accompanying individual actors to supporting comprehensive peace processes with several parties involved. Our engagement is flexible and always adapted to the requirements of specific contexts. In addition, we provide ad-hoc advice to governments, UN agencies, and civil society groups through a helpdesk service.

Our support falls into the following categories:

  • Comprehensive overall process accompaniment, working with a multitude of key national and international actors
  • Accompanying specific actors, including in certain cases over extended periods of time
  • Provision of ad-hoc advice upon request
  • Sustained support through the provision of on-going advice
  • Process facilitation support
  • Training and capacity-building

Support at critical junctures

We also focus on providing support at critical junctures in political transitions – understanding when inflection points open to realise the pathway to peace. We often engage simultaneously in the various tracks of peace processes, allowing us to create links between them.

Our peace process support is backed by Inclusive Peace’s wealth of comparative qualitative knowledge, which provides evidence-based options for engagement in peace and political transition processes.

See examples from countries and regions where we have been engaged:


In Afghanistan, Inclusive Peace supports various partners. We provide advice on inclusive process design for the ongoing Intra-Afghan peace talks, and we work with women peacebuilders to enhance their influence in the peace process.

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RegionHorn of Africa

In this region, Inclusive Peace has provided advice on National Dialogue processes to key stakeholders within and supporting the process. We have also provided creative inputs to political reform processes and negotiation processes.

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RegionMiddle East and North Africa

In the MENA region, Inclusive Peace supports inclusive process design and does strategy work with women’s groups. We also act as a connector and facilitator and work on research-policy and research-practice transfer.

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In Kenya, Inclusive Peace provided a mixture of strategic and technical support, critical feedback, facilitation, and mediation. We also provided substantial contributions to the political reform process after the 2017 electoral crisis.

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In Colombia, Inclusive Peace provided advice on process design, especially on how to ensure meaningful and effective inclusion in the process and how to manage setbacks. We also provided input on shaping civil society consultations.

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