Governments have adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to represent the broadest multiple challenges that the countries face. We want to identify and create the demand for capacity strengthening both at county and national level by looking at; polices and legislation, accountability mechanisms, strategic planning, the national and county program design as well as inclusive and meaningful stakeholder participation. We do this through a range of collective efforts including joint research and advocacy, training, co-hosting workshops and seminars, and joint information dissemination strategies. ASDEF believes that ‘there will be no peace without a good governance and there will be no good governance without peace’.

ASDEF focuses on the root causes conflict, insecurity, bad governance and brings the empowered voices of communities into the peacebuilding process and good governance. ASDEF also improves the relationship between the security agents and the communities.

Sustainable peace and Governance

We adopt a combination of disaster risk management plans, robust social protection systems and inclusive economic and social programme to help identify and develop early warning and response indicators; produce policy recommendations on early warning; support existing early warning mechanisms; promote resource sharing on cross border issues; monitor, track and analyze conflicts in the region. We are committed to collaborations and mobilization of national and regional initiatives for peace building, promotion of justice and conflict transformation.

Considering the disruptive effects of previously experienced conflicts in the area, this focal area aims to contribute towards trust and harmonious co-existence among various groups and/or communities in the project area.


The activities would include:

  • Engage local leaders in peace building and conflict management.
  • Facilitate inter/intra community dialogues & capacity to relate well.
  • Support inter-ethnic school sporting events and school peace clubs
  • Formation, capacity building and/or direct support to peace committees.
  • Engage in shared programming amongst warring communities e.g. water for peace
  • Capacity building on good leadership skills and management
  • Inclusion of women in leadership
  • Enhanced public participation and budgetary process for equitable resource allocation
  • Development of early warning indicators