Formally welcoming Centre for Faith and Community into the membership of the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) on January 19, 2024, Liz Hume, AfP’ s Executive Director, wrote:
“Dear Centre for Faith and Community Development Initiative
On behalf of the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) Board of Directors and staff, I am delighted to welcome the Center for Faith and Community Development Initiative into the AfP family! We are thrilled by the prospect of working closely with you and your team to elevate peacebuilders’ collective influence, impact, and innovation. Membership with AfP grants you access to a strategic network of the world’s leading peacebuilding organizations, greater visibility, and a unique collaborative platform to help shape the direction of the field”.
The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP), named the “number one influencer and change agent” among peacebuilding institutions worldwide, is an award-winning nonprofit and nonpartisan network of 200+ organizations working in 181 countries to prevent and reduce violent conflict and build sustainable peace. AfP cultivates a network to strengthen and advance the peacebuilding field, enabling peacebuilding organizations to achieve greater impact—tackling issues too large for any one organization to address alone.
AfP forges strong cross-sectoral partnerships within and outside the peacebuilding field ensuring our members are part of the most important conversations impacting global conflict and building sustainable peace.
AfP advocates and educates to ensure conflict prevention, violence reduction, and peacebuilding lessons and findings correlate to better policy, programming, and legal frameworks. AfP mobilizes the field to support collective action on urgent crises and promote long-term policy change to center peacebuilding and conflict prevention. AfP released statements on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and a global call to action to seize on this clarifying moment threatening global stability. AfP continues its leadership of the Global Fragility Act (GFA) Coalition and is spearheading civil society’s efforts to ensure robust funding for the game-changing GFA and successful implementation by the Administration now that the priority country/regions were announced. AfP publishes innovative policy recommendations including locally-led peacebuilding, the climate-conflict nexus, and the global COVID-19 response.
AfP is leading the peacebuilding field to embrace a more rigorous evaluative culture by strengthening design, monitoring, and evaluation (DM&E) capacity, conducting pioneering research, translating evidence to improve best practices, and convening joint learning.