Click on the tabs below to view local, international and international non-governmental peacebuilding organisations working in Sierra Leone.
Organisation overview: The African Union is Africa's continental-wide intergovernmental organisation, working to promote political, social and economic progress.
Work in Sierra Leone: The African Union works to promote peace, security, and good governance in Sierra Leone.
Organisation overview: ECOWAS is West Africa's regional economic and political organisation, working to promote peace and development across the region.
Work in Sierra Leone: ECOWAS played a role in trying to stop fighting in Sierra Leone during the Civil War in the 1990s. Now it is investing funds to assist the country in fighting the Ebola crisis.
Organisation overview: ICC is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes.
Work in Sierra Leone: The ICC provides information on war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone.
Organisation overview: The International Development Association is the World Bank's fund supporting fragile and conflict-affected states.
Work in Sierra Leone: The IDA helps those in need of support gain access to health facilities, education, and to economic resources in Sierra Leone.
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 Sierra Leone: The IOM monitors migration patterns and related issues in Sierra Leone.
Organisation overview: The Mano River Union is an Intergovernmental Institution comprising of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Cote d'Ivoire. It aims to strengthen the capacity of its member states to integrate their economies and coordinate development and peacebuilding programs.
Work in Sierra Leone: The Mano River Union Works in Sierra Leone and in the three other countries of the Union to promote peace, eocnomic and social development, and institutional restructuring.
Organisation overview: UNCT exists in 136 countries, covering all of the 180 countries where there are United Nations programmes. The UNCT encompasses all the entities of the UN system that carry out operational activities for development, emergency, recovery and transition in programme countries.
Work in Sierra Leone: The UNCT works to assist Sierra Leone in political and economic development goals and promote a rights-based approach to development.
Organisation overview: UNDP is the UN's key development organisation, seeking to improve lives based on its eight Millennium Development Goals.
Work in Sierra Leone: The UNDP has worked in Sierra Leone since 1965 to promote peace, and good governance in Sierra Leone through partnerships with the Sierra Leonean government, local communities and organisations.
Organisation overview: The primary role of the WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system.
Work in Sierra Leone: The WHO is assisting in the efforts to stop the spread of Ebola and ensure those that need treatment have access to it in Sierra Leone.
Organisation overview: AOAV carries out field work, research and advocacy to reduce harm from armed violence. It focuses principally on removing the threat from weapons, assisting victims and supporting communities.
Work in Sierra Leone: AOAV works in Sierra Leone to implement the terms of the Sierra Leone Arms and Ammunition Act of 2012.
Organisation overview: CAAT works to end the international arms trade, promoting progressive demilitarisation and ending government financial and political support for arms export.
Work in Sierra Leone: CAAT provides arms information about Sierra Leone.
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 Sierra Leone: The Carter Center observed the first post conflict elections in Sierra Leone in 2002, and also the 2012 elections to ensure the election process was transparent. and peacefull
Organisation overview: Conciliation Resources works on cross-border conflict, engaging armed groups, developing governance, facilitating dialogue, strengthening public participation and integrating women properly into all areas of peacebuilding.
Work in Sierra Leone: Concilliation Resource' work in West Africa addresses threats to local peace and promote accountability of policy makers as well as the voices of women, youth, and civil society organisations.
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 Sierra Leone: Women's Partnership for Justice and Peace (WPJP) is a member organisation of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders that works in Sierra Leone to empower women and girls in the country to resist violence and push for inclusive and just institutions.
Organisation overview: Global Witness investigates and campaigns to change the system by exposing the economic networks behind conflict, corruption and environmental destruction.
Work in Sierra Leone: Global Witness provides information and reports on peacebuilding in Sierra Leone.
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 Sierra Leone: Three member organisations work in Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms, Christian Outreach Justice Mission Sierra Leone, and Campaign for Peace and Non-Violence.
Organisation overview: International Alert works with local people to build peace by them with training, advice and support. It brings communities together as well as advising companies, governments and international organisations on how they can support peace.
Work in Sierra Leone: International Alert supports women and youth participating in political processes and supports civil society organisations that work to end sexual and gender-based violence.
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 Sierra Leone: The ICTJ helps train and work with the Sierra Leonean government and civil society organisations to promote strong transitional justice mechanisms through truth and reconciliation, reparations, and the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
Organisation overview: The International Crisis Group conducts independent research and analyis on conflicts around the world.
Work in Sierra Leone: ICG provides reports and information on Sierra Leone and any political crisis developing in the country.
Organisation overview: IFRC is a worldwide humanitarian organisation providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
Work in Sierra Leone: The IFRC facilitates disaster response for the Ebola Crisis and development work in Sierra Leone.
Organisation overview: The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
Work in Sierra Leone: The IRC has helped stop the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone since March 2014 through providing services to populations at risk around the country.
Organisation overview: Mediators Beyond Borders International builds local skills for peace and promotes mediation worldwide.
Work in Sierra Leone: Mercy Corps aims to meet the emergency needs of families affected by political instability and violence.
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 Sierra Leone: Pax Christi provides training and seminars to support the rebuilding of the Justice and Peace Commission in Sierra Leone.
Organisation overview: PRIO conducts academic research and analysis on peace and conflict worldwide.
Work in Sierra Leone: PRIO conducts research on security issues in Sierra Leone.
Organisation overview: Restless Development works to place young people at the forefront of change and development.
Work in Sierra Leone: Restless Development works to promote political participation among the youth population of Sierra Leone and also is running programmes to help communities address the Ebola crisis on a local scale.
Organisation overview: Save the Children works to save children's lives, fight for their rights, and help them to fulfil their potential.
Work in Sierra Leone: Save the Children works to promote healthy living for children and stop the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone through training families and teachers and broadcasting messages of awareness about Ebola. Save the Children also assists children who have lost parents as a result of the disease.
Organisation overview: SFCG partners with people around the world to resolve conflict. It works to build sustainable peace through three main avenues: dialogue, media, and community.
Work in Sierra Leone: SFCG runs a series of programmes in Sierra Leone; one produces radio broadcasts that promote peace and reconciliation, and another focuses on responding to any signs of violence in the Mano River Basin to maintain the peace.
Organisation overview: SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.
Work in Sierra Leone: SIPRI has released a wide range of publications regarding peace and conflict in Sierra Leone.
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 Sierra Leone: swisspeace has several programmes in West Africa, including Sierra Leone, that promote peace and conflict prevention.
Organisation overview: WACSI is a civil society knowledge sharing hub and a centre of learning. They cater for the capacity development needs of civil society organisations in West Africa.
Work in Sierra Leone: WACSI provides training for Civil Society Organisations in Sierra Leone and the broader West African Region.