The Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation supporting people in conflict in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Established during the height of the Cold War, the Berghof Foundation draws on a history of successes in creating space for conflict transformation and peace. Our work spans many regions and societies, encompassing conflicts between and within states, whether new or entrenched. We also work to address underlying social grievances which, if ignored, only deepen divisions and inflame tensions. While each conflict is unique, our support for conflict transformation in each scenario remains rooted in our mission and foundational principles.
While continuing to work in our three main fields of activity – practice, learning and research – we are also responding to a shifting global context and we constantly analyses evolving conditions in the countries and regions where we operates. In the coming years, we will therefore expand our focus on climate change, peaceful pm, inclusive governance, digitisation in peacebuilding, how to deal with the past and transitional justice approaches, as well as the role of women and gender in conflict transformation and mediation.
From female combatants to filmmakers – expanding women’s agency in war and peace
Dr Evelyn Pauls, Impact Manager and Co-Investigator, Methodological Innovation