Strategy workshop with Stakeholder Platform members, donors and partners of the Principles for Peace initiative, CAGI, Geneva, 17 January 2023

who we are

The Principles for Peace (P4P) Foundation is a game-changer in the peace and security ecosystem.

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WE ARE CATALYSTS.

Independent and pioneering, we knit together the threads of diplomacy, politics, security, and real society perspectives bringing together a broad and global coalition.

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WE DO NOT JUST PARTICIPATE;
WE ADVANCE THE PEACE ECOSYSTEM.

Our strong belief in multi-stakeholder collaboration is mirrored in both our operations and our governance..

3

WE SERVE AS CONNECTORS.

Our foundation bridges the divide between on-ground realities and overarching strategies, melding thought with action. In a realm where peace efforts sometimes falter, our dedication lies in tailoring political strategies to resonate with communities’ aspirations. While data abounds, its assimilation into strategic decisions and planning often remains elusive. Hence, our mission is clear: to align actionable insights seamlessly with decision-making processes.

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WE FUNCTION AS AN INDEPENDENT CAPABILITY.

We aim to support the quality and durability of peace engagements. We enable decision-makers at all echelons by providing feedback loops, data and metrics, participatory reviews, and practical tools and by illuminating their broader impacts.

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WE ARE STEWARDS OF THE PRINCIPLES FOR PEACE.

We present an actionable frame of reference, a diagnostic and accountability tool to the peacemaking sector, infusing it with unified standards, principles, and narrative. Our Principles enhance peace efforts’ sustainability and effectiveness, by streamlining assessment, planning, and actions across all tiers

our mission

The vision of the Principles for Peace Foundation is a world where peace engagements are both lasting and impactful. The Principles for Peace guide us to lead transformative advancements within the peace and security sectors. Our primary goal is to create an environment where peace processes result in lasting positive change, accountable security, and legitimacy, measurable in the well-being and prosperity of societies we serve.

EFFECTIVENESS:

Powered by an agile and rigorous feedback loop, our focus remains on bolstering better informed decisions that yield tangible benefits for communities and quality peace outcomes. Using the Principles as our diagnostic tool, we ensure standard setting, continuous dialogue, adaptive learning, and participatory reviews to support decision-makers course correct so
that peace initiatives can thrive.

SYSTEM CHANGE:

Intent on redefining the core of peacemaking and peacebuilding and advancing the field with a common compass, novel narratives, forging new partnerships, and building robust coalitions. The Principles not only serve as our unifying grammar but also provide a guide for collective action.
Together, we are shaping a new approach, influencing the entire peace sector landscape.

ACCOMPANIMENT:

Collaboration is integral to our ethos. We work hand-in-hand with our partners, and we support their work with humility to co-create strategies that prioritise holistic peacemaking and peacebuilding. By integrating the Principles throughout our endeavours, we furnish our partners with bespoke, gender-senstitive, tools and methodologies,suited to varied contexts.

At the heart of our work are our core values and the Principles for Peace – dignity, humility, solidarity, subsidiarity and pluralism. We believe that for peace to be enduring, it must be rooted in the genuine voices and aspirations of all affected, especially the most marginalised. Our organisation thrives on diverse partnerships, working closely with local communities, international bodies, policymakers, and grassroots activists.

Our value
proposition

The P4P strength stems from our dynamic approach and our extensive global coalition, weaving together different realms – from diplomacy and development to politics and security.

We are advancing the approach and the narrative of peacebuilding

We are unwavering in our pursuit to reimagine the peace space. We introduce a common lexicon and an actionable framework that infuses a renewed sense of purpose and a unity of vision into the complex field of peacemaking. The Principles for Peace stand as more than just an innovative set of standards; they are a game plan, an approach, and a guide. Not only do they offer common metrics and a unified language that bridges international and local peacemaking policies, processes, and organisations, but they also serve as an adaptable framework for action. Tailored to the unique needs of our partners, the Principles act as both a diagnostic and accountability tool, facilitating co-created assessment strategies, planning, and actions across the intricate landscape of the peace sector, while ensuring gender integration at every step.

We are not merely adding another strategy to the arena; we are advancing the approach and the narrative of peacebuilding, enabling nuanced assessment, strategic planning, and impactful action throughout the peace sector‘s expanse.

Our commitment

shift the focus

Transition from just ending violence to fostering inclusive, enduring, legitimate processes and accountable security.

REINVENT PARTNERSHIPS

Facilitate genuine partnerships with more humility, valuing locally led solutions oversuperficial collaborations, less peace architects and more midwives of peace.

TRANSFORM DYNAMICS

Move beyond mere elite power-sharing to reshape state-society relations.

HARNESS THE PRINCIPLES FOR PEACE

Accompany stakeholders to tap into platforms and alliances for dialogue and course correction, assess progress against shared metrics, and navigate peacebuilding’s intricacies.

MOVE FROM SHAPING POLICIES TO GUIDING FUNDING DECISIONS

Use our diagnostics and feedback loop to ensure accountability, monitoring, and collective action. They encapsulate accountability to taxpayers and affected communities, and effective measurements.

 P4P in Action: Mogadishu, Somalia

H.E Ahmed Moallim Fiqi received a delegation from Principles for Peace Foundation

H.E Ahmed Moallim Fiqi received a delegation from Principles for Peace Foundation

The Minister of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation H.E Ahmed Moallim Fiqi received a delegation from the Principles for Peace Foundation (P4P) led by Ms. Hiba Qasas, the Executive Director and with Ms. Khadija Osoble Ali, a member of the P4P board.

On 28 February 2024, P4P launched the Principles for Peace as a framework in Somalia which was in alignment with Somalia’s National Reconciliation Framework (NRF). Co-hosting this event with Ambassador Ahmed Moallim Fiqi, Somali Minister of the Interior, Federal Affairs & Reconciliation, was a real privilege.