Transnational Programs

The causes and consequences of violent conflict do not stop at national borders. Working with multilateral organizations, NGOs, and grassroots communities, we contribute to regionally-based strategies to address the transnational drivers of conflict, and we help people work across borders to develop peacebuilding interventions.

Reacting to Early Warning and Response Data in West Africa (2015-2020)

We assisted the Commission of Peace and Security of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)—a 15-nation trading bloc headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria—as part of the USAID-funded REWARD program. Our activities supported ECOWAS’ work to strengthen the effectiveness of their response to early warning of emerging conflicts.

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Partnerships for Peace in the West African Sahel (2016-2019)

Karuna Center led an assessment of the capacity of government and civil society to counter violent extremism—using non-military means—in the West African Sahel. This was a foundational component of the ongoing USAID-funded Partnerships for Peace program.

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Women and Men as Partners in Peacebuilding (2012-2015)

The Women and Men as Partners in Peacebuilding program worked in Rwanda, Burundi, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda to pilot a new paradigm of cross-gender partnerships to address the interconnected cycles of community-based and gender-based violence. In 2015, organizations participating in the Women and Men as Partners in Peacebuilding Program formed a regional alliance to continue to advance violence prevention through female-male partnerships: Alliance Femmes/Hommes pour la Paix (Alliance of Women and Men for Peace).

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