Our Track 6 Approach

In many countries the government, civil society and local communities often act separately to address problems they face. Our integrated Track 6 approach helps to ensure that high-level policies reflect local realities and benefit from local knowledge. This contributes to the policies’ legitimacy and sustainability.

We help establish processes of change that connect local communities, civil society, governments and the international community – an approach we call Track 6.

In the peacebuilding field, initiatives that involve government officials and other high-level decision-makers are referred to as Track 1. Initiatives that work with influential actors from civil society are referred to as Track 2. Those that engage the local population at the community and grassroots level are called Track 3.

Interpeace works across all levels of society, connecting the three tracks: 1+2+3=6.

We foster inclusive political processes by ensuring the meaningful participation of critical stakeholders, including women, through strategies and mechanisms that are adapted to each context. For instance, a number of our programmes have specific activities tailored to address issues affecting women and specific components aimed at enhancing women’s role in peacebuilding and their capacities in conflict resolution.

Direct results and recommendations, produced through our participatory action research and multi-stakeholder dialogue, provide a basis for the formulation of more effective laws, policies and other peacebuilding and statebuilding initiatives at the national and regional levels. Our efforts in partnership with national peacebuilding institutions have contributed significantly to the long-term development of societies by introducing legitimate process and institutions for effective conflict management.