Crisis prevention, conflict resolution and peace-building

Democracy-building aid

Democratic structures increase stability, because they promote responsible governance and a peaceful balance of interests. Democracy-building aid, particularly in the form of election observation, is therefore a key part of the Federal Foreign Office’s approach to crisis prevention. more

Rule of law

Promoting the rule of law is a key factor in securing peace and development worldwide. An effective police force which respects the rule of law and operates to professional standards serves to protect citizens and so prevent conflicts. more

Peace mediation

Mediation is an effective instrument for re‑establishing and consolidating peace, which makes it an integral part of conflict prevention. more

“From Barriers to Bridges” Border Programme

Since 2008, the Federal Foreign Office has supported a project on border demarcation and cross-border cooperation in Africa. The fifth African Border Day in Burkina Faso paid tribute to the successes of the African Union Border Programme. more

Police Programme Africa

The Federal Foreign Office has, through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, supported the Police Programme Africa since 2009 with the aim of improving local police structures. more

Conflict prevention through simulation games

The Simulating Egyptian Transition project offers young Egyptians the opportunity to study social conflicts in the context of simulation games and to come up with proposals for solutions together. more

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