How did we get here?
The idea for Conducive Space for Peace (CSP) started as conversations in Nepal in 2012 and 2013 among colleagues from Nepali civil society organisations on how they could be better supported by the international peacebuilding system. These conversations evolved together with systems change thinkers on how to prompt global transformation, so the system strengthens local leadership and better supports locally led initiatives. Based on these conversations, CSP was founded in 2016.
Even though we recognise that the peacebuilding and development systems are intertwined, it is possible for us to hone in on peacebuilding, while likeminded organisations seek to transform other aspects of the global aid system. We work with people across contexts affected by conflict, fragility and polarisation, towards transformative change. We do this by connecting people, networks and organisations, often working to reimagine and create a sense of community, fostering shared learning.