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KPSRL – Innovative Funding for Local Peacebuilding Action: Walking the Talk

14 November, 2023 @ 3:30 pm 5:00 pm

The 6th Unboxing Localisation session will dive deeper into the financial side of localization. Co-hosted by GPPAC, it’ll explore innovative financing tools and approaches (beyond just grantmaking) that foster local leadership and local ownership of peacebuilding initiatives.

Background Information

International donors, including the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are making efforts to promote fair, equitable, inclusive and non-extractive partnerships in the current aid system as part of the ongoing efforts to advance the ‘localisation’ agenda that recognises the importance of meaningful engagement of local stakeholders to achieve sustainable and impactful peace. Since 2021, GPPAC has been contributing to these efforts by creating learning and exchange spaces for local peacebuilders, the donor community, and international finance experts to explore opportunities and challenges towards ensuring accessible and impactful funding for local peacebuilding action. In 2022, with the support of the Dutch Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law, GPPAC published a paper that presents concrete options to change the way donors and intermediaries distribute their financial support to peacebuilding with the aim of shifting power to local peacebuilders.