Saferworld aims to contribute to sustainable change and lasting peace in four key ways.
We aim to:
- improve access to security and justice
- enhance controls over conventional weapons
- make aid more effective in conflict-affected states
- promote better governance to support peacebuilding.
What makes us different is that we also work on the relationships between these areas. Few organisations work on this combination of issues, which cuts across development, peacebuilding and the rule of law.
Our core strength is that we work internationally, nationally and locally – bringing together the different actors at these levels to build positive, co-operative relationships.
We believe that efforts to prevent violent conflict should be informed by, and responsive to, local needs and realities. We use evidence and experience from our in-country programmes to make recommendations to international policy makers which lead to real changes on the ground.
We have identified eight priorities for investment during the three years of this strategic plan period to enhance the impact and effectiveness of our work:
- working to the level of scale required to maximise impact
- developing a more global perspective to advocacy work and in-country programming
- increasing our responsiveness to crises and conflict
- strengthening our impact, learning and accountability
- enhancing our organisational structure and capacity
- consolidating and diversifying our funding base
- strengthening our finance and operations systems
- investing in people.