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We equip diverse international, regional and national organisations with the required knowledge, skills and capacities to address 21st century peace and human security challenges.
Supporting the UN to analyse conflict and support sustainable peace in the Sahel: The Sahel region continues to be embroiled in complex, multi-dimensional crises in two increasingly intertwined hot-spot areas: in Liptako Gourma and the Lake Chad basin. In Liptako Gourma, TrustWorks led extensive analytical exercises designed to elucidate entry-points for fostering sustainable peace and access to livelihoods; the analysis focuses on both the drivers of conflict and on the impacts of the ‘triple nexus’ approach to the crisis on the part of international actors. In the Lake Chad Basin, TrustWorks supports international efforts to develop and implement – using highly participatory approaches - a comprehensive strategy for dealing with the Boko Haram crisis.
Supporting the UN to include marginalised youth in peacebuilding in Tunisia: Including marginalised youth in peacebuilding processes – often defined as those not in education, employment or training (NEETs) requires highly tailored and contextualised strategies and approaches. This project supported international actors to elaborate a bottom-up approach to including and empowering youth to understand and address the challenges facing their communities. Rather than proposing externally designed solutions, the highly participatory approach used in this project was designed to provide youth with any additional knowledge and skills required to design and implement short-, medium- and long-term projects, often in collaboration with local municipalities and other actors.
Exploring a comprehensive strategy on social cohesion in Lebanon: In light of the overlapping crises in Lebanon – including financial collapse, the Beirut blast, the repercussions of the October Revolution and the COVID-19 pandemic – TrustWorks is supporting the UN to explore tailored, conflict-sensitive and context specific options for re-building trust and addressing the fragility of the social contract.
We support local approaches to peace mediation through the inclusion of business actors, armed groups, religious and tribal leaders, and communities.Learn More
We foster innovative multi-sectoral collaboration to address complex crises related to natural resources, the environment and/or climate change.Learn More