International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Alliance For Peacebuilding

  • Washington, DC
  • http://www.allianceforpeacebuilding.org

Mission Statement

Advancing sustainable peace and security worldwide

Main Programs

  1. Effective Action in Interreligious Peacebuilding
  2. Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium
  3. Peacebuilding Mapping
  4. Policymaker Engagement
  5. Conflict Prevention
  6. Strategic Communications
Service Areas

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International

Organizations located inside and outside the United States

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer

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Ms. Melanie C. Greenberg

Keywords

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peacebuilding, conflict prevention, conflict resolution, peace, stability, conflict mitigation, international

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Also Known As

Alliance for Peacebuilding

EIN

14-1870482

 Number

6827289034

Physical Address

1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 401

Washington DC, DC 20036

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Peace and Security (Q40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Y01)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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Since 2012, Alliance for Peacebuilding has leveraged its funds to reinforce programs in the areas of fragile states, conflict prevention, evaluation, security sector reform, and strategic communications, and as been able to reach out to new communities. AfP has taken advantage of political opportunities in Washington, DC to elevate the peacebuilding agenda and reached the following milestones:

- Leadership in the international community on the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States;
- Direct input into the highly visible Atrocities Prevention Board introduced by the Obama Administration; engagement with the atrocities prevention community to link the work of peacebuilding and conflict prevention to the advocacy and human rights approach of the atrocities prevention field
- Development of a broad, multi-year communications campaign on the benefits and impact of peacebuilding for policymakers, and the creation of a semi-annual online publication for the general public called Building Peace: A Forum for Peace and Security in the 21st Century (see: www.BuildingPeaceForum.com)
- Sustained dialogue with the military on how to share "humanitarian space" and work jointly on conflict prevention.
- Leadership of a new consortium working to develop a field-wide architecture for monitoring and evaluation;
- Expansion of AfP's membership to include some of the most significant international policy and development organizations;
- A rapid response to a current conflict through the development of Mali Watch, a non-partisan civil society coalition of NGOs, the private sector and Malian nationals committed to the restoration of democracy, security and economic development to the people of Mali'
- Continuing to lead the peacebuilding community in efforts to change the "material support" regulation that make peacebuilders criminally liable for teaching negotiation and peacebuilding to groups on proscribed terrorist lists

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Effective Action in Interreligious Peacebuilding

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 2

Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium

AfP is partnering with the United States Institute of Peace, Mercy Corps, Search for Common Ground and American University to promote a field-wide culture of transparency, methodological rigor, and policy informed by data.

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International Peace & Security

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 3

Peacebuilding Mapping

The Peacebuilding Mapping Project seeks to map the principles and parameters of the peacebuilding field (primarily among US organizations), and to study how peacebuilding intersects with related fields such as development, humanitarian assistance, human rights, religion, environment, health, democracy building, etc. We feel that examining these intersections will allow us to develop creative partnerships and more effective programming.

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International Peace & Security

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 4

Policymaker Engagement

Fostering understanding of conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the US government by bringing the voices of civil society from around the world to policymakers in Washington.

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International Peace & Security

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Program 5

Conflict Prevention

Policymakers in Washington and around the world are increasingly focusing on how to prevention violent conflicts before they happen. The expansion of the prevention agenda in Washington marks an historic opportunity for the fields of genocide prevention and conflict prevention to work together to improve their impact and save lives.

AfP's prevention work promotes collaboration between these two communities and links conflict prevention theories and practices to the emerging energy to prevent and respond to genocide and mass atrocities.

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Program 6

Strategic Communications

This program works to shift the conversation on peace and security in the United States.

On May 23, 2013, during his speech at the National Defense University, President Obama reflected on the crossroads at which the United States finds itself as we draw down from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. As he stated, the status quo is unsustainable for our democracy; we must now find ways to combat terrorism that do not require keeping the nation on a perpetual wartime footing. President Obama laid out a new strategy for national security and counterterrorism, emphasizing that American security and values demand that we make the effort to address the core grievances and root causes underlying violent conflict and extremism. The peacebuilding community has generations of experience in and knowledge of preventing, mitigating, and addressing the root causes of violent conflict.

The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP), in collaboration with NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the Peace Alliance, has developed a four-year Strategic Communications Campaign to reclaim the narrative of peace and shift the peace and security conversation in America, prompting the country and policymakers to think about policies and practices that will make the world more secure as we emerge from a decade of perpetual war.

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Service Areas

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International

Organizations located inside and outside the United States

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Affiliations + Memberships

InterAction - Member

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Alliance for Peacebuilding
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Alliance For Peacebuilding

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Principal Officer

Ms. Melanie C. Greenberg

BIO

Before joining AfP, Melanie Greenberg was the President and founder of the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security. From 2003 – 2004, she was a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. From 2000 – 2002, Ms. Greenberg was director of the Conflict Resolution Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She previously served as associate director of the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation, and deputy director of the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation.    In her work on international conflict resolution, Ms. Greenberg has helped design and facilitate public peace processes in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, and the Caucasus. She has taught advanced courses in international conflict resolution, multi-party conflict resolution and negotiation at Stanford Law School and Georgetown University Law Center, and is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Elliott School of George Washington University. She was lead editor and chapter author of the volume Words over War: Mediation and Arbitration to Prevent Deadly Conflict (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Robert Berg

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