We work with governments, civil society, local authorities, traditional leaders, and community actors across the globe to address and prevent conflict and violence. Using education, workforce development, and civic and political engagement, we empower vulnerable communities to play a key role in preventing community violence. In Burkina Faso, we train young leaders in conflict prevention, management, and advocacy techniques while bolstering community resilience. In Mexico, we support civil society organizations that work directly with at-risk youth to drive down crime and violence. In marginalized and conflict-prone areas of Lebanon, we have led activities encouraging youth to become leaders by fostering critical thinking skills, civic engagement, and desire to participate in the political process. By preventing conflict at its roots, we promote inclusive and sustainable peace.
Learning Environments in Kosovo
From building a playground to installing a heating system, USAID Advancing Kosovo Together enhanced a school’s facilities in order to create a productive and safe learning environment that fosters inter-ethnic relationship building.
Promoting Dialogue to Build Peace in Mali
Achieving stability in Mali will require the peace process to include all groups that wield power and influence.
Securing Stability in Burkina Faso
Support to local communities in Burkina Faso can mitigate the escalation of regional conflict.
3 Questions with Jaclyn Grace on Engaging Elites to Resolve Conflict
Chemonics’ recently published toolkit offers peacebuilders a practical guide to applying “Elite Bargains and Political Deals” (EBPD) theory to their activities. Through her work delivering stabilization programming in Mali, Jaclyn Grace co-authored the toolkit. She explains how EBPD theory helps development practitioners see localized conflicts in a new light. 1. What is Elite Bargains and Political Deals…
What Does a Systems Approach to Conflict Prevention Look Like?
Today’s conflicts are long, intractable, and more complicated than ever. The last decade saw a marked rise in state-based armed conflict for the first time since the end of the Cold War, all involving non-state actors. Radicalization, organized crime, climate change — and now pandemics — bring new challenges to convoluted conflict systems. Yet, the…
Creating a Sustainable Peace Deal in Yemen: A Discussion with Ahmed Al Khameri
Six years into the Yemen conflict, the war shows no sign of abating. The situation is dire: 80% of Yemen’s population of 30 million requires some form of humanitarian assistance; nearly half the population is in acute need. With violence spilling across Yemen’s borders and threatening maritime security in the Red Sea’s strategically important Bab el-Mandab Strait, regional…
News: Chemonics Welcomes New Peace, Stability, and Transition Practice Director
Chemonics is pleased to announce Sahar Tabaja as its new Peace, Stability, and Transition Practice (PST) director. Ms. Tabaja is an accomplished stabilization expert with more than 10 years of experience in governance, conflict prevention, and managing capacity building programs in conflict-affected and fragile environments. Prior to this role, Ms. Tabaja served as a stabilization…