The field of peace building is as old as man, though has a limited amount of accumulated knowledge of what makes for effective peace building. However, there is little documented learning to help build a body of knowledge in this field. As realized by peace building practitioners, peace building programming is built on numerous assumptions Theories of Change about how we can contribute to peace: By doing A and achieving B.
In response, APF’s teams will draw upon our core strengths to conduct ACTIVITIES that drive towards our objectives necessary for reaching our goals in service of our strategic outcomes. In this shifting strategic environment, these strategic outcomes—enhanced APF’s leadership to prevent and resolve violent conflict, a strengthened international system for cooperation, and transformation of Unity to Peace —is critical for achieving our mission.
We will continue to focus on peace building objectives that promote Peace culture, inclusion, strengthen community security, advance justice, and bridge divides in fragile environments as vital elements for been united in peace.
However, in the years ahead, it will not be enough to work only within states to transform Unity to Peace because a more complex universal context demands more. Our theory of change therefore, envisions APF’s capabilities as important tools for contributing to Africa’s global leadership in preventing and resolving conflict and for supporting and strengthening a values-based universal system for cooperation.