At Interpeace, we know that peace cannot be imported from the outside. Peace must be designed, built and owned from within societies. Together with our in-country teams and partner organisations, we create spaces and opportunities for the active participation of local people to identify peacebuilding challenges and to develop their own solutions. Supporting context-specific ownership of peacebuilding ensures the success and sustainability of peace.
Partnerships are important in the country-based practical peacebuilding that we do and also in our peacebuilding policy work. We recognise that the quality, relevance and impact of what we do and its success is enhanced by collaborating with others. Depending on the circumstances, these partners can range from in-country and issue-specific non-governmental organisations to large international organisations and agencies – both governmental and non-governmental.
Interpeace is also privileged to have a unique strategic partnership with the United Nations, reflecting our origins in the UN more than one quarter of a century ago. We also have a number of strategic partnerships with governments.
Interpeace currently supports more than 200 peace building professionals and other staff in partner organisations as members of our wider global team and peacebuilding efforts.
We are honoured to work with a wide diversity of partners around the world to achieve our peacebuilding goals.
Interpeace is particularly grateful to the governments which are its Strategic Partners —the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Finland and Slovenia — for their continued political and financial support. Their commitment remains critical in achieving our results by supporting Interpeace’s overall institutional strengthening and contributions to peacebuilding at the international level as well as specific work on peacebuilding policy, programming, and innovation.
Interpeace is delighted to have longstanding partnerships with the following governments which generously provide targeted financial support allowing the organisation to pursue sustainable peace practically at the in-country level and to advance innovative policy influence for more effective peacebuilding strategies.
In light of its mandate to assist the international community – especially the United Nations – to be more effective in its peacebuilding, Interpeace is honoured to have a special, constitutional relationship with the UN Secretary-General and also to be a partner with a growing number of humanitarian, development and technical organisations. Interpeace has also built longstanding institutional partnerships with other global peacebuilding organisations to create synergies and to maximise impact at the field level.
National, Regional & Local partners
Peace cannot be imported from the outside. It is therefore critical that all in-country peace processes continue to be designed, owned and led locally. Interpeace contributes to long term, embedded national and local leadership through crucial and long-term relationships with regional, national and community-level partners.
Global Policy partners
In line with its Strategy 2021-2025, Interpeace has an ambitious policy agenda including supporting an independent global initiative to create principles for peace and systemic improvement to the way peace processes are framed, designed and financed. The following partners are contributing to this shared endeavour and goal.
Other donors & partners
Interpeace remains grateful to all other partners who have provided significant and generous contributions to our activities worldwide.