Effectiveness and Sustainability
For peacebuilding to have deep and lasting effects it demands not only local ownership from community to national level but also addressing the intersectionality of violence. ECLF is driven by a commitment to local ownership of peace processes and cognizance of the multifaceted and intersectional nature of conflict. This is because for ECLF all humans have intrinsic value as humans and as such deserve respect, and conflicts affect different individuals and segments of society differently. ECLF’s focus areas include individual and community healing from past and present hurts, social cohesion in activities to enhance and safeguard community resilience, social cohesion in facilitating local ownership, ongoing analysis of conflict situations, continuous learning, and network building for peacebuilding actors. ECLF has local and global partners who contribute to its focus areas in diverse ways.