How to reach people/companies and make them aware of peacebuilding and involve them in the projects

How can I link the action proposed in the project with a future long-term project building?
I have the story, I would like to encourage people and other youth to take the same steps, to take action. Any ideas?


Amani A.

May 31, 2018

Thanks for sharing the question, Jorge! Well, I would say and based on previous experience is that networking and understanding the companies' mission are the key tools for this!

Also, you need to look at companies that peacebuilding is a fundamental part of their mission and vision and ask for their support. However, most of the times, companies speak about peacebuilding indirect way. For example, they provide a fund for projects with the theme of education or the environment or health, and so on. In this case, you need to reframe your project to speak to the company's requirements.

I hope this is helpful.
Jorge A.

June 12, 2018

Thank you so much for this feedback.
As you said, it's hard to find "peacebuilding companies", mostly because they take this word without knowing what really peace-building is.
I will take the tools and ideas you gave me and put them on practice. Hopefully I find some company that wants to support.

Do you have any idea of which company or institution can help?
Thank you!
Amani A.

June 12, 2018

Glad to read your comment, Jorge! What I would advise you is to do a search on the Peacebuilding/conflict transformation organizations in Spain! Sometimes, the companies use different words to talk about peace like community development or they include that as part of their Corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Please let me know if you need any further clarification.
Bahare S.

June 13, 2018

Hi Jorge. This is Bahare, your new mentor. I really like your project and your compassion about peacebuilding. I should say that I agree with Amani. you can search different NGOs in Spain. Before starting searching, you can define in what accept of peace you want to work. The resources and forms in the Peace First platform will help you. After this step, you can start searching and finding an appropriate NGO.