What We Support

Organisational Development

We support civil society organisations that play a strong peacebuilding role in their local context or on an international level, to become more effective and impactful, for example through strategic focus, increased convening power, and a higher ability to monitor results and learn from them.

We use a participatory approach that is informed by and fully tailored to our partners’ needs throughout the change process.

Conflict Sensitivity

We support civil society organisations with a high impact in fragile contexts to adapt the way they operate, for example by increasing their ability to use conflict analysis, so their actions do not fuel violence, and do contribute to peaceful change where possible.

We use an organisational change approach, helping our partners set priorities and align resources behind them, involving different parts of their institution. We make expertise available and remain involved over time.

Inclusive Dialogue with Business

We offer dialogue support to civil society organisations that act as conveners or are representing communities that are in a conflict with a company. The aim is to co-develop sustainable solutions that protect the communities affected and contribute to economic prosperity.

We use an impartial and inclusive approach to dialogue, strengthening the quality of the dialogue process and the capacity of participants involved.

Are You Eligible?

Though we do work with a broad range of partners, including governments and the private sector, our Call for Proposals is open for civil society organisations (CSOs) only.

We support organisations from the four regions we focus on.

  • Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
  • South East Asia: Myanmar
  • West Africa: Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal
  • Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia
  • We also work with international or regional NGOs with operations in at least 5 countries

We support organisations with peacebuilding at the core of their mission through Organisational Development. The Conflict Sensitivity offer is open for a broader range of organisations that are working in fragile contexts. The Inclusive Dialogue with Business offer is open to any entity with an interest in and potential of getting stakeholders together to discuss issues related to economic development.

You will find more details about eligibility in the concept notes of the respective service offer. If you have any questions, please email Anina Uhlig.

How to Prepare

Our next Call for Proposals will open in 2020, and you can already start preparing your application.

If your organisation works on peacebuilding, and you are interested in applying for Organisational Development support, start inquiring within your organisation and with stakeholders around you what prevents you from having an even bigger impact.

If you are considering applying for Conflict Sensitivity support, start discussing with your colleagues and external collaborators how conflict currently affects your organisation’s work, and how your work may exacerbate or help resolve tensions in your environment.

If you are planning to apply for Inclusive Dialogue with Business support, ask your colleagues and the stakeholders concerned what could be achieved through a structured dialogue.

We want to understand who you are, what challenges you are currently facing, what you believe you can achieve with our help, and why this is important. There is no need to develop solutions or budgets; we will do this together with you, in a participatory way, in the first phase of our collaboration.

Apply Here

Here you will find our Call for Proposals 2020. We will announce the publication date as soon as possible.

Once published, you will find the guidance and application forms here. Please read the concept note of the service offer you are planning to apply for and take note that we only fund expertise and meeting costs directly related to the dialogue or change process. Requests for project or core funding are not eligible.

We can only consider your application if we understand your specific challenge and its relevance for social cohesion and peacebuilding in your context.

After an eligibility check, we will assess the relevance and potential of your request. A selection committee will make the final decision, based on the technical assessment and strategic considerations. We strive for partner portfolios that are both diverse and manageable for our staff.

While we need to understand who you are and what you need to consider for this partnership with PeaceNexus, we will always start our engagement by reopening these questions with everyone concerned.

Organisational Development
Conflict Sensitivity
Inclusive Dialogue with Business