The Fund for Peace boasts a broad portfolio of programs, experience and expertise. Though diverse, all of our programs share a common denominator of seeking to prevent war and alleviate the conditions that cause conflict, ultimately resulting in sustainable security for all.
Conflict Early Warning & Assessment
The Fund for Peace produces The Failed States Index, a world-renowned ranking of the world's countries based on the pressures they experience. FFP also performs specific risk assessment, and in-depth national-, regional- and local-level analysis. Along with the Failed States Index, The Fund for Peace’s Conflict Assessment Software Tool (CAST) has been the foundation of FFP's work in civil society engagement and capacity building, allowing local communities to understand their own conflict environments and to take ownership over their solutions.
Partners For Peace
FFP has partnered with the Foundation for Partnerships in the Niger Delta (PIND) to catalyze, facilitate, and support the Network through several key initiatives. To begin with, we consulted local stakeholders throughout the Niger Delta about conflict dynamics and discussed how they might collaborate to better scale their respective efforts and promote the message of peace in their communities. Additionally, in recognition of the fact that sometimes horizontal efforts are not enough, we spearheaded the formation of a working group in Abuja called the Peace and Security Working Group (PSWG) with national level donors and practitioners to leverage local level analysis for improved collaboration and information sharing among those working in the peace and security space and in a position to affect policy.
Integrated Peace & Development Unit
The IPDU, in collaboration with Partners for Peace (P4P), has conducted workshops with local experts to review the experience of previous elections, recent developments, and explore possible scenarios of election violence in each Niger Delta state. These findings have been triangulated against quantitative data as represented on the Peace Map to identify hot spots and inform our conflict prevention strategy. A central, ongoing function of the IPDU will be to analyze a wide range of data and produce alerts, bulletins and memos to be circulated both at the local and national level in Nigeria among key stakeholders as well as internationally.
Violence Against Women & Girls
FFP, in collaboration with the Nigeria Stabilization and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP), is helping to create a series of Observatory Platforms to monitor and track incidents of VAWG in eight Nigerian states where women and girls are most at risk. We are working with Nigerian civil society partners to build upon existing local initiatives and engage community leaders from the education, health, justice and security sectors in the use of a conflict framework for reporting incidents of VAWG. FFP then uses the crowd-sourced, ground level data on incidents and maps them to a digital platform. In order to fill gaps in the information landscape, the VAWG data is also integrated with existing event databases that track conflict for context and cross-validation.
Voluntary Principles in Ghana
With the government of Ghana announcing in 2014 that it would sign onto the VPs initiative as the first African nation to do so, it is now in the stages developing a VPs National Action Plan. Working with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Democracy, Rights and Labor, The Fund For Peace (FFP) in partnership with the West African Network for Peace Building (WANEP-Ghana), will lead a program which supports these VPs implementation efforts across Ghana. Throughout this program, FFP and WANEP-Ghana will engage closely with CSOs, companies and the government, to ensure the project activities are effective and can remain sustainable. Our program aims to act as a pilot which will spur a highly successful and robust implementation of the VPs in Ghana, led through the government’s National Action Plan, as well as ongoing civil society dialogue and constructive company engagement.
Sustainable Development & Security
The Fund for Peace has long recognized that companies are an essential part of creating sustainable societies. Companies provide infrastructure development beyond their immediate operations and support local economies beyond direct employment opportunities. When operating in tense social and political environments, however, companies can easily be seen as part of the problem instead of part of the solution. FFP frequently supports companies in their development of the following activities: Human Rights & Security Polices; Conflict and Human Rights Assessments; Community Relations and Stakeholder; Engagement; and Monitoring and Reporting Mechanisms.
The Fund for Peace’s Threat Convergence program explores the linkages among the three biggest threats to global security: fragile states, the proliferation of WMD, and terrorism. The Fund for Peace aims to: raise the profile of the challenges in vulnerable, fragile and ungoverned regions on the nonproliferation agenda; explore how these regions may serve as enabling environments for nuclear terrorism; promote more coherent and strategic policy approaches to prevent nuclear terrorism and illicit nuclear trafficking; and become a hub for threat convergence-related analysis.