Our work is grounded in Interpeace’s core principles, realized through a range of practical methods, and practiced through an array of skills. IPAT Advisers and Associates share Interpeace’s own inclusive, collaborative, and participatory approach to ensure legitimacy, and enhance relationships across all levels of society. We combine Interpeace’s local peacebuilding knowledge with the latest international thinking and help you enhance the quality of your local engagement.
Principles we Share
IPAT’s work is grounded in the core principles of Interpeace’s approach to peacebuilding:
All stakeholders across society need to be engaged in a process of change, including individuals and groups that are often overlooked or seen as difficult to engage with. This ensures that society collectively builds peace and has a shared sense of ownership and responsibility.
Developing Local Leadership
Peace must be built from within societies, making sure that concerns are defined from the local perspective and that peacebuilding priorities are determined locally. This guarantees that peace is built in locally effective ways and that the responsibility lies with all local stakeholders.
All individuals and groups in society need to achieve mutual understanding and a common vision, on issues both small and large, and build relationships of trust. This ensures that all local stakeholders remain engaged together and committed to building lasting peace.
Stakeholders need to have a role in decision-making throughout the peacebuilding process. How to engage and empower stakeholders in such processes is crucial.
Ensuring a long-term perspective
Building lasting peace requires a long-term commitment to supporting society to transform the way it manages conflict. Peace is a process that requires both time and commitment.
Approaches we Use
IPAT provides advising, training, and accompaniment to enhance the capacity of teams and individuals to engage effectively in their peacebuilding roles.
Our approach to capacity strengthening focuses on enhancing organizational and individual capabilities through applied and reflective learning.
- ‘Doing it with you not for you’ to ensure that you strengthen in-house capacities while we develop the desired outputs with you
- Tailoring our assistance to your needs and goals
- Building on your assets (capacities/processes)
- Designing and delivering catalytic engagements to create systemic change
Capacity Strengthening services are tailored to your particular objectives and needs, and are available in through our Annual Courses, and through Customized Learning Events.
Services we offer
Strategic Design and Planning