Click on the tabs below to view local, international and international non-governmental peacebuilding organisations working in Central America.
Organisation overview: IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, including to migrants in need - refugees, IDPs and other victims of conflict.
Work in Central America: IOM works to provide support for migrants heading towards Mesoamerica as well as the United States and providing adequate support.
Organisation overview: UN Women implements programmes tailored to individual countries throughout Africa. Its strategies support women's participation in decision-making, leadership development and skills training.
Work in Central America: UN Women's three priority areas of intervention in Central America are women's political participation and leadership, women's economic empowerment, and ending violence against women and girls.
Organisation overview: UNDP is the UN's key development organisation, seeking to improve lives based on its eight Millennium Development Goals.
Work in Central America: UNDP works mainly with governments, but also with civil society organisations and the private sector to help countries drive and sustain growth that improves everyone’s lives.
Organisation overview: UNHCR is the UN agency mandated to lead and coordinate action to protect refugees and resolve their problems worldwide.
Work in Central America: UNHCR aims to strengthen national asylum systems, address the challenges of displacement, and resolve statelessness in Central America.
Organisation overview: Action Aid works to end hunger and poverty, provide education for all, deal with conflicts and emergencies, and support women's rights.
Work in Central America: Action Aid works directly in Guatemala and Nicaragua to support the poor, aid in supporting women's rights, and assist after environmental disasters. Through its sister organisation, Ayuda en Accion, additional work is undertaken in El Salvador.
Organisation overview: The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association.
Work in Central America: Action Aid works in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatamala, Honduras, and Nicaragua to improve lives and address issues of poverty in the region.
Organisation overview: CAFOD works in disaster relief and development, in particular on basic infrastructure, workers rights and advocacy towards donor governments.
Work in Central America: CAFOD works with partners and organisations in Central America to tackle poverty, protect the environment, support human rights as well as the rights of women and children, and respond to environmental emergencies.
Organisation overview: CARE is a leading humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working alongside poor women.
Work in Central America: CARE works in Central America to improve health, water, and sanitation, support community groups, work to decrease crime and inequality, and focus on improving living standards post-conflict.
Organisation overview: Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of over 160 members who are working at the grassroots in almost every country of the world. It supports the poor, vulnerable and excluded, regardless of race or religion.
Work in Central America: The members of Caritas in Central America work together to focus on peace, social and economic justice, and supporting safe migration.
Organisation overview: The Carter Center works in more than 80 countries on conflict resolution, democracy promotion, disease prevention and the improvement of mental health care.
Work in Central America: The Carter Center works to promote peace, strengthen democracy, and introduce health initiatives in Central America.
Organisation overview: To support the private sector as a leading advocate for market-oriented reform and democratic governance, CIPE works through a partner network to support grassroots networks in developing countries, capacity building programs, and technical assistance through field offices.
Work in Central America: CIPE programs in Central America have been empowering citizens with the insight and skills needed to participate in the political process and address key democratic challenges.
Organisation overview: CHF International helps to empower young people, improve the educational system, as well as build the capacity of media and civil society to address and engage the public around social issues related to the rights of women and children.
Work in Central America: Global Communities is working to bring about sustainable change in order to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals in Central America.
Organisation overview: COOPI is a humanitarian organisation that fights against the poverty and runs development programs and emergency interventions in Africa, Latin America and Middle East.
Work in Central America: COOPI works in Guatemala to provide necessary emergency assistance and has, with a participatory approach, taken steps to identify best practices for the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.
Organisation overview: Creative’s Community Livelihoods Project has reached more than 12.3 million beneficiaries through community-based initiatives across five sectors of economic development, agriculture, health, education and governance.
Work in Central America: Creative is current working in Nicaragua to provide technical vocational education and training for at-risk youth and in El Salvador to prevent crime and violence.
Organisation overview: Danish Church Aid works to support the poorest communities around the world.
Work in Central America: DanChurchAid’s work in Latin America is focused on providing food security and promoting human rights and democracy.
Organisation overview: The German Adult Education Association works to support projects in Germany and around the world.
Work in Central America: DVV works to promote education through training teachers in the region and working with indigenous populations.
Organisation overview: FES is committed to social democracy and aims to promote these values by offering political education, promoting and deepening democracy, defending freedom and human rights, facilitating development and social justice, promoting security and gender equality and contributing to international dialogue
Work in Central America: FES works to strengthen participatory democracy and promote sustainable development and social justice in Central America.
Organisation overview: GNWP is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations. It is involved in advocacy and action for the full and effective implementation of Security Council resolutions on women and peace and security.
Work in Central America: GNWP works in Guatamala with their partner organisation Instituto de Enseñanza para el Desarrollo Sostenible, who work to promote peacebuilding and democracy in Guatemala and the region.
Organisation overview: GPPAC is a member-led network of civil society organisations active in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding across the world.
Work in Central America: GPPAC works with local members in Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica to pursue conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
Organisation overview: Global Witness investigates and campaigns to change the system by exposing the economic networks behind conflict, corruption and environmental destruction.
Work in Central America: Global Witness has investigated environmental, social and governance issues in Honduras.
Organisation overview: Handicap takes action in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.
Work in Central America: Handicap worked in Nicaragua to develop and strengthen the technical skills of partner organizations working in the field of disability until transferring the overall management to its partner, Visíon Inclusiva. Handicap still works to continue Visíon Inclusiva and strengthen its autonomy.
Organisation overview: Impunity Watch promotes accountability for past atrocities in countries emerging from a violent past.
Work in Central America: Impunity Watch works in Guatemala to monitor government impunity and empower local organisations and citizens.
Organisation overview: IANSA is the global movement against gun violence, linking civil society organisations working to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons.
Work in Central America: IANSA has local partners in Central America.
Organisation overview: ICTJ works to help societies in transition deal with the legacy of mass atrocities, and build civic trust in state institutions as protectors of human rights.
Work in Central America: ICTJ works in Guatemala to assist with reparations and criminal justice initiatives.
Organisation overview: Composed of 60 eminent judges and lawyers from all regions of the world, the International Commission of Jurists promotes and protects human rights through the Rule of Law.
Work in Central America: The ICJ advocates for respect for the right to access to justice, to strengthen the administration of justice and the independence of the judiciary in Central America.
Organisation overview: The International Crisis Group conducts independent research and analyis on conflicts around the world.
Work in Central America: The ICH has a range of reports and research on Central America.
Organisation overview: IFRC is a worldwide humanitarian organisation providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
Work in Central America: The IFRC has offices in Central America.
Organisation overview: Interpeace is an independent, international peacebuilding organisation and a strategic partner of the United Nations.
Work in Central America: Interpeace works in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to build and strengthen collaborative relationships, strengthen civil society, and reform the security sector.
Organisation overview: IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change
Work in Central America: IREX has initiated programmes in Central America, such as Community College Initiative and Community Solutions.
Organisation overview: Mercy Corps is an international development organisation that helps people around the world survive and thrive after conflict, crisis and natural disaster.
Work in Central America: Mercy Corps has multiple initiatives in Central America focused on goals such as strengthening local violence prevention initiatives, assisting in promoting women's rights and safety, and providing credit and financing to support food security in rural communities.
Organisation overview: NOREF is an independent foundation established to integrate knowledge, experience, and critical reflection into peacebuilding policy and practice.
Work in Central America: NOREF has reports and insights on Central America.
Organisation overview: OXFAM is primarily focused on sustainable development and poverty allieviation in the Global South.
Work in Central America: Oxfam works in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua to ensure food security, gender justice, economic justice, democratic justice, and social campaigns.
Organisation overview: Pax Christi works on a variety of issues in human rights, human security, disarmament, de-militarisation, just world order, religion and violent conflict.
Work in Central America: Pax Christi has produced reports on Central America as well as undertaking fact finding missions and advocacy work.
Organisation overview: Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world. Plan works in 51 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.
Work in Central America: Plan International works in Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and and Nicaragua to support child rights and provide better opportunities for children.
Organisation overview: Save the Children works to save children's lives, fight for their rights, and help them to fulfil their potential.
Work in Central America: Save the Children works in Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to assist on initiatives in education, health and nutrition, child rights and protection, and food security.
Organisation overview: SWISSAID supports “self-help projects” for indigenous population groups suffering the deepest poverty.
Work in Central America: SWISSAID has initiated programmes in Nicaragua and Ecuador to promote local knowledge and improve financial opportunities.
Organisation overview: swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. It conducts research on the causes of violent conflicts and develop strategies for their peaceful transformation.
Work in Central America: swisspeace has conducted a conflict analysis in Honduras and conducted workshops on conflict in Guatemala.
Organisation overview: Y Care International works to change young lives through local YMCAs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
Work in Central America: Y Care works in Guatemala and Nicaragua to reduce violence in communities and train young people to gain livelihood skills.