Development of Policies and Tools

  • Developing policies, that more clearly define the focus of your organization’s work in the fields of peace and security;
  • Producing strategic papers, on specific themes, geographic areas, or countries to identify goals, expected results, and means (i.e., options for action) for your peace and security initiatives; for example: a small arms strategy, the peace and security elements of a country strategy for development cooperation, gender equality and empowering women as agents of change in peace and security, how to support democracy and indigenous rights while taking into account the risks of political violence, sustainable development and environmental protection as a tool for preventing violent conflicts etc; and
  • Tools, on that will aid in the conversion of policies and strategies to concrete actions by developing approaches, or tools, for specific initiatives; for example, supporting reconciliation processes more effectively, increasing conflict sensitivity in your organization, and devising tools for combining peace and security with a “human-rights-based” approach.

New Ways of Working

Peace and security are fields that have undergone tremendous change over the past twenty years. Research and practice have taught us new and more effective ways of working. Good theory is one thing, and successful practice is another. Having been agents of this change, Swedepeace and its network partners can facilitate and support your organization in developing new policies and tools.