We deliver our services across a range of thematics key to transforming conflict-affected and fragile contexts through the generation of stability, accountability and prosperity.
Conflict Prevention, Mitigation and Transformation
The challenges of working in fragile and conflict-affected environments and preventing further conflict are of growing importance for governments, development actors and the private sector. Nearly a quarter of the world’s population lives in places affected by conflict and the number is growing year on year. Through our core services we support people and communities to foster the stability, prosperity and accountability needed to mitigate and transform conflict.
Natural Resource Management
In countries where natural resources play an outsized role in the economy we work with the private sector, government and civil society to ensure resources are used responsibly and benefits positively impact local communities and institutions.
Security and Justice Development
Prioritising security and justice is a significant challenge in post-conflict and fragile environments. Security and justice development aims to introduce professional standards to the justice sector and strengthen accountability between people and the state.
Corporate Social Performance
Ensuring that the private sector has a positive impact on communities, employees and consumers is especially important in geographies where the economy is fragile and good governance, the rule of law and accountability mechanisms are lacking or limited.
Civil Society Development
A strong and vibrant civil society is vital for the healthy development of all communities and key to providing people with the power and voice to affect change at all levels of society.
Migration and Displacement
Understanding the drivers behind human migration and displacement and the dynamics with host communities is crucial to accommodating the needs of both groups, providing stability and enhancing the positive social and economic opportunities presented.
Working to build post-conflict environments that protect and nurture the capacity of media professionals and institutions is a long-term effort necessitating sustained mentoring and technical assistance to both the sector and government.
Open and accountable governance is the cornerstone of a stable and successful society, influencing every aspect of peoples’ lives. Sustainable governance structures are based on existing local conditions and systems that have the potential of gaining trust and legitimacy amongst the whole population.
Access to Healthcare
Access to healthcare is a fundamental step towards gaining basic human security for conflict or disaster struck populations. Providing access is as much about understanding health-related behaviors and community perceptions of services as service provision itself.
Education plays an important part in the process of reconstruction and building stability in states affected by conflict. The quality and availability of education are closely linked to economic growth, accountable governance, stability and security.
Livelihoods and Private Sector Development
Economic growth is fundamental to poverty reduction and generating that growth after violent conflict is a formidable challenge. Enabling the foundations for peace and reconciliation while sustaining and strengthening local livelihoods and generating employment is fundamental to strengthening post-conflict societies and reducing the likelihood of a reversion to violence