Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) play a crucial role in peacebuilding by serving their communities, by leveraging their influence at the national or global level, and by engaging policy and decision-makers. Since its start in 2009, PeaceNexus Foundation has been supporting the organisational development of peacebuilding organisations. Through Organisational Development (OD) support, we help local civil society organisations (CSOs) and international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) overcome organisational challenges and achieve more impact.
What is Organisational Development
Our practice of Organisational Development (OD) is informed by the idea that OD is about the ability of organisations to achieve their own objectives through a combination of sound internal systems and practices.
We see that many organisations working on social change and cohesion face organisational challenges related to their identity and governance, internal structure and funding. In addition to that, we believe that civil society actors working on peacebuilding need to have the ability to understand the operational context, interpret it and anticipate major changes in order to adapt and innovate when current practice fails to achieve intended results. We also see the ability to develop coherent strategies, build relationships with multiple stakeholders, to mobilise actors and resources, and to influence policy and decision-makers as crucial elements of effective peacebuilding. Therefore, OD processes supported by PeaceNexus tend to focus on these challengeswhich are essential for organisations to manage their change, growth and learning processes and effectively deliver on their peacebuilding mission in a sustainable way.
For concrete examples of what OD support can help you achieve in practice, please find summaries of our previous and current OD partnerships under these links: