The Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt) is an association of governmental organisations, church development agencies, civil society networks, and political foundations.
The dialogue with FriEnt members and international partners pools experience-based knowledge, peace policy expertise and consultation. On this basis, the aim is to collectively contribute to shaping agendas and political processes as well as developing and strengthening peacebuilding further.Read more
FriEnt's members are united by their great commitment to peace and development. They vary, however, in their size, mandate, international partners, projects and approaches.Read more
A steering committee sets the political guidelines and is responsible for the overall strategic governance of the Working Group. It comprises one representative of each FriEnt member organisation. Two chairs are elected by the steering committee and represent it between meetings.Read more
Each FriEnt member organisation delegates one staffer to the FriEnt team. They split their working time between FriEnt and their own organisation. This structure ensures that there is intensive interaction between the FriEnt team and its member organisations. In addition, the team comprises non-affiliated staff responsible for FriEnt's central services.Read more