Work areas

FriEnt's three areas of work are inextricably linked and interlocked, so that individual work results and processes complement each other and serve the further development of the working group as a whole.

Rethinking Peacebuilding

FriEnt incorporates current developments and challenges and identifies topics that could be relevant for the future of national and international peacebuilding at the practical or political level. FriEnt creates space for critical reflection and networking, examines existing approaches, and therefore strengthens innovative and effective peacebuilding.

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Shaping the Inclusivity of Peacebuilding

Whether it concerns Agenda 2030, the Federal Government’s Guidelines, or relevant EU processes: FriEnt moderates dialogue and consultation processes about current agendas at national and international level, creates incentive for peacebuilding, and shapes the development of inclusive strategies.

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Global Dialogue and Partnerships

In a world that is increasingly shaped by nationalism and authoritarian regimes, FriEnt is committed to cooperation instead of confrontation, and to global responsibility for collective measures. As counterpoint to the eroding framework conditions for peacebuilding, FriEnt strengthens the international networking and the global dialogue to overarching trends and questions about peacebuilding. Due to its governmental and civil-society composition, its global network of partners, and its extensive experience, the working group is well-positioned to strengthen equal global partnerships for peaceful, inclusive, and just societies.

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The Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt) is an association of governmental organisations, church development agencies, civil society networks, and political foundations.


Arbeitsgemeinschaft Frieden

und Entwicklung (FriEnt) c/ o GIZ

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36

53113 Bonn

Tel +49 228 4460-1916


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