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2023 Forum Partners

2022 Forum partners

The 2023 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development is hosted by SIPRI.

SIPRI would like to thank our co-host and the following partner organizations for making the Forum possible.




The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a disaggregated data collection, analysis, and crisis mapping project. ACLED collects information on the dates, actors, locations, fatalities, and types of all reported political violence and protest events around the world. The ACLED team conducts analysis to describe, explore, and test conflict scenarios, and makes both data and analysis open for free use by the public.

Alliance for Peacebuilding

The Alliance for Peacebuilding is a leading global network of 180+ organizations working to end violent conflict and build sustainable peace worldwide.


Berghof Foundation

Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation, founded in 1971, located in Berlin, Germany. We support people in conflict in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Grounded in a nexus of practice, learning, education and research, our work spans many regions and societies, encompassing conflicts between and within states, whether new or entrenched. Our work is underpinned by the principles of partnership, inclusivity, sustainability and local ownership.


The BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt

The BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt promotes responsible leadership and inspires leaders worldwide to work towards a peaceful, just and sustainable future. Through our activities, we aim to advance the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Founded in 1994, the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA) is an Egyptian public agency; an AU Center of Excellence in training, capacity building and research; and the Arab world’s leading civilian training center on issues of peace and security. It is a major voice of the Global South on a wide range of topics, including conflict prevention and resolution, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR), preventing radicalization and extremism leading to terrorism, combating transnational threats, women, peace and security, and climate, security and development



Center for Climate and Security (CCS)

The Center for Climate and Security is a solutions-oriented, bridge-building research institute focused on tackling systemic climate and ecological security risks. CCS facilitate interdisciplinary policy development, conduct groundbreaking research and analysis, and host resources and communities of practice on the intersection of climate change and security challenges.

Challenges Forum

Challenges Forum

Challenges Forum is a global partnership of 52 partner organizations in 24 countries. representing major troop, police and financial contributing countries to peace operations, and the permanent five members of the UN Security Council. Our partner organizations are multi-disciplinary and range from policymakers in national ministries and departments, think-tanks personnel and scholars as well as practitioners. 


Founded in 1975, Chemonics is a leading global sustainable development firm for one reason: our people. We are 6,000 experts in more than a hundred countries around the globe, and 90% of us are working in a community we’ve long called home. Our teams reflect a diversity of technical expertise and lived experience, because solving complex development challenges requires both. And as a company, we are committed to connections – global and local, human and technological – that allow learnings to efficiently flow and adapt between experts, projects, and countries. This is how we match the speed and scale of humanity’s most pressing challenges, applying effective education practices from Chile to improve children’s literacy in Tajikistan, or renewable energy lessons from Iraq to support local governments in Lebanon.


Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)

Center for Civilians in Conflict envisions a world in which no civilian is harmed in conflict. CIVIC support communities affected by conflict in their quest for protection and strengthen the resolve and capacity of armed actors to prevent and respond to civilian harm.

CMC Finland


CMC Finland

CMC Finland is tasked with the training, recruitment and duty of care of Finnish civilian experts deployed to international peace operations and missions (EU, UN, OSCE). The center also contributes to improving the effectiveness of peace operations through research and international cooperation. CMC Finland operates in conjunction with the Finnish Ministry of the Interior, with a mandate based on the Act on the Participation of Civilian Personnel in Crisis Management (2004/2018). 

CMI Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation

CMI - Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation

CMI — Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation is an independent Finnish organisation, founded in 2000 by Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari, that works to prevent and resolve conflicts through dialogue and mediation. CMI’s vision is that all conflicts can be resolved. We believe people have the capacity to pursue peaceful change, even amid cyclical forms of violence. CMI’s core added value lies in its long-term cooperation with local, regional and international actors, and its deeply contextualised working methodologies built on a foundation of the highest expertise in peacemaking. In addition to the support and expertise we provide to our stakeholders committed to settling conflicts through peaceful means, CMI actively engages in shaping the policy and praxis of international and regional peacemaking. 

Conciliation Resources

Conciliation Resources is an international organisation committed to stopping violent conflict and creating more peaceful societies. We work with people impacted by war and violence, bringing diverse voices together to make change that lasts. We connect the views of people on the ground with political processes, and share experience and expertise so others can find creative responses to conflict. We make peace possible.


Dag Hammarskjold Foundation

Dag Hammarskjold Foundation

The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation is a non-governmental organisation established in memory of the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. Working in the spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld, we aim to strengthen policy on international cooperation, development and peacebuilding through dialogue, meetings and publications. Within our programme areas, we generate new ideas and perspectives to stimulate discussion and action, and we convene a diverse set of stakeholders to advance processes.

The European Space Agency (ESA)

The European Space Agency is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.


European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

EUISS The European Union Institute for Security Studies is the Union’s Agency analysing foreign, security and defence policy issues. Its core mission is to assist the EU and its member states in the implementation of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), including the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as well as other external action of the Union. The Institute was set up in January 2002 as an autonomous agency under Council Joint Action 2001/554 and it is an integral part of the structures that underpin the further development of the CFSP/CSDP. 


Folke Bernadotte Academy

The Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) is the Swedish government agency for peace, security and development. FBA supports international peace operations and international development cooperation. The agency conducts training, research and method development in order to strengthen peacebuilding and statebuilding in conflict and post-conflict countries. We also recruit civilian personnel and expertise for peace operations and election observation missions led by the EU, UN and OSCE. The agency is named after Count Folke Bernadotte, the first UN mediator.

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) en Colombia

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany with a rich tradition in social democracy dating back to its foundation in 1925. The foundation owes its formation and its mission to the political legacy of its namesake Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected German President.



The Fighting Food Crises along the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus Coalition

The Fighting Food Crises along the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus Coalition emerged through the United Nations Food Systems Summit, held in September 2021. Against the background of the increase in world hunger since 2015, driven primarily by violent conflict and the impact of climate change, the coalition aims to contribute to ending hunger through pursuing peace and unleashing the potential of sustainable food systems to enhance the prospects for peace.

Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS)

Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) is the UK’s Women, Peace and Security civil society network. GAPS is a membership organisation of 19 multi-mandate international NGOs, peacebuilding organisations, women’s rights organisations and human rights organisations. The organisation was founded to progress the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Their role is to promote, and hold the UK government to account on, its international commitments to women and girls in conflict areas worldwide. GAPS does this by working with GAPS members and global partners.



The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal enterprise with worldwide operations. We support the German Government in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Through our work, we assist people and societies in shaping their own future and improving their living conditions. Beside others, GIZ is engaged in the fields climate, environment, security and management of natural resources. GIZ assists its partners in identifying the wide range of causes of environmental risks. It helps modernise environmental policy, advises on regional environmental cooperation and develops strategies to embed environmental protection in other areas of policy. In our partner countries, GIZ disseminates concepts for resource efficiency and assists in the management of natural resources. With our experience in a wide range of countries, our technical competence, experience in moderation and methodologies, know-how on organisational development, environmental communication and conflict management, we are a partner you can count on.

Global Initiative

The Global Initiative comprises a network of over 600 independent global and regional experts working on human rights, democracy, governance, and development issues where organized crime has become increasingly pertinent.

International IDEA


International IDEA

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization with a mission to support sustainable democracy worldwide.

International Labour Organisation (ILO)

International Labour Organisation (ILO)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a specialized tripartite agency of the United Nations. Since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. The ILO is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace. In conflict-affected and protracted-crisis contexts, the ILO ensures coherence, complementarity and collaboration across the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus to realize rights, reduce needs, vulnerabilities and risks, and address drivers and underlying causes of conflict through employment and decent work in the long term.



Established in 1951, IOM is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non- governmental partners. With 174 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) works with partners to build knowledge and skills that enable sustainable peace, development and prosperity in Africa. Established in 1991, the ISS is Africa’s leading multidisciplinary human security organisation, with a unique operational model that combines research, policy analysis, technical assistance and training. The ISS has also developed a powerful forecasting capability to identify future risks and opportunities in fields as diverse as development, industrialisation, demographics, technology and climate change.

Just Future


Just Future

The Just Future Alliance consists of 6 international and regional NGOs and civil society organizations, 3 research organizations and a network partner. All Alliance partners work together at local, national and regional level with local organizations in each of the countries in which Just Future is active.

Kvinna till Kvinna

Kvinna till Kvinna

The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation has defended women’s rights since 1993. For every woman’s right to be safe and to be heard. Today we are one of the world’s leading women’s rights organisations, working directly in areas affected by war and conflict to strengthen women’s influence and power. We work closely together with 150 local partner organisations across 20 countries to end violence against women, reach lasting peace and close the gender gap once and for all.


Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians working together on the front lines of today’s biggest crises to create a future of possibility, where everyone can prosper. Our mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. In more than 40+ countries around the world, over 5,400 team members work side by side with people living through poverty, disaster, violent conflict, and the acute impacts of climate change. We’re committed to creating global change through local impact — 84% of our team members are from the countries where they work. We bring a comprehensive approach to every challenge, addressing problems from multiple angles. And we go beyond emergency aid, partnering with local governments, forward-thinking corporations, social entrepreneurs, and people living in fragile communities to develop bold solutions that make lasting change possible.

The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers

The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers builds bridges between grassroots peacemakers and global players in order to strengthen the work done for sustainable peace. The Network strengthens peacemaking through collaboratively supporting the positive role of religious and traditional actors in peace and peacebuilding processes.

The Network fosters collaboration among various actors who have diverse abilities, yet shared goals, and it does so across multiple tracks from the local level to the global. The Network creates consortiums that include both international organizations and local actors to maximize resources and sustainable results. Initiatives are conducted in close collaboration with local religious and traditional actors.



The Center on International Cooperation (CIC)

The Center on International Cooperation (CIC) is a non-profit research center housed at New York University. For over two decades, CIC has been a leader in applied policy that links politics, security, justice, development, and humanitarian issues.




ODI is an independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peacefulworld in which every person thrives. ODI was established in 1960 and has beenundertaking research, advisory and policy engagement work across thedevelopment spectrum for over 50 years. ODI’s mission is to inspire and informpolicy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation ofsuffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods. We achieve this by locking together high-quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Our goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all. We draw on 60 years of experience and insights to better prepare the world of tomorrow.

Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing evidence-based international standards and finding solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and international standard-setting.


Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to end poverty and injustice. Across regions, from the local to the global, we work with people to bring change that lasts. Oxfam's work is grounded in the commitment to the universality of human rights. Driven by diversity and founding our asks in evidence and experience, we take sides against poverty and injustice everywhere. Feminist approaches guide all our analysis, action and interaction.

Partnership Fund for a Resilient Ukraine

The PFRU is an innovative multi-donor financing tool which focuses on supporting the implementation of reforms in the conflict-affected areas of the country through an integrated approach (humanitarian-development-peace nexus). The PFRU unites five development partners (UK, US, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland) and it is co-owned by the Government of Ukraine.


PAX is the largest peace organization in the Netherlands. We work to protect civilians against acts of war, to end armed violence and to build inclusive peace. We work in conflict areas worldwide, together with local partners and people who, just like us, believe that everyone has a right to a dignified life in a peaceful society. 

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The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is an independent think-tank that seeks to foster change through knowledge production with a focus on Yemen and the surrounding region. The Center’s publications and programs, offered in both Arabic and English, cover political, social, economic and security related developments, aiming to impact policy locally, regionally, and internationally.

Founded in 2014, the Sana’a Center is one of the few independent research centers that continues to operate in Yemen. While the Center maintains cordial relations with all key stakeholders it has remained fiercely unaligned with any of the belligerent parties. The Sana’a Center has thus maintained a unique positioning and ability to work throughout Yemen and beyond, distinguishing itself as an emerging leader in Yemen-related research and analysis.

Search for Common Ground

Search for Common Ground is the world’s largest dedicated peacebuilding NGO with almost 40 years’ experience working in more than 40 countries. Running more than 140 in-country programmes currently, as well as global actions to generate knowledge, inform, and connect, Search works to bring people together from across dividing lines to prevent violence and build societal resilience in some of the world’s most complex conflicts and fragile societies across Africa, the Middle East, and Central, South, and South-East Asia.

The Small Arms Survey

The Small Arms Survey conducts extensive research on global trends in small arms and armed violence with the aim of providing international and national stakeholders with the data required to have an informed debate and make evidence-based policy decisions. The Small Arms Survey's established and reliable methodologies enable them to deliver data and analysis that inform the development and monitoring of international and national initiatives.

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Sida is Sweden's government agency for development cooperation. We strive to reduce poverty and oppression around the world. In cooperation with organisations, government agencies and the private sector we invest in sustainable development for all people.

The Swedish Red Cross

The Swedish Red Cross is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1865. Today, the organization is the largest humanitarian volunteer organization in Sweden, with about 25,000 volunteers in 722 local branches, scattered across the entire country. The Swedish Red Cross  mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and ensure respect for the dignity of each individual.




USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID’s work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. The purpose of foreign aid should be ending the need for its existence, and we provide development assistance to help partner countries on their own development journey to self-reliance – looking at ways to help lift lives, build communities, and establish self-sufficiency.

US Department of Defense

The Department of Defense is America's largest government agency. With our military tracing its roots back to pre-Revolutionary times, the department has grown and evolved with our nation. Our mission is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.



US Department of State

The U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity.

The World Food Programme (WFP)

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity, for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.