New report on peacebuilding calls for a radical re-evaluation of the current system of donor funding

Radical flexibility: Strategic funding for the age of activism by Riva Kantowitz and Peace Direct, argues that local organizations on the frontlines of conflict – despite being the best equipped for peacebuilding and conflict transformation – are systematically neglected and marginalized from the international peace and security funding ecosystem. Community-led financing, which includes such methods as supporting community foundations, works. Community-based financing is more sustainable than traditional grant funding, as it allows communities to increase and transfer resources, or find new revenue streams.

Read more in the online report.

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