Since its formation, LPI has carried out programmes for conflict transformation in a variety of countries, conducted research, and produced numerous publications on nonviolent conflict transformation and the role of religion in conflict and peacebuilding. The main focus of our work has been on Africa, with the Horn of Africa Programme being established and well-known in the 1990s, not least our work in Somalia. Other initiatives have been carried out in Congo-Brazzaville, Croatia, Sri Lanka and East Timor. We have strengthened the capacity of our civil society partners to address the conflicts in their own context, in some of the most difficult and war-torn countries.
Currently, we run conflict transformation programmes in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes regions in partnership with local civil society organisations and universities in Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). There is also a common programme including publications, policy work and methodology design based in Sweden.
How we work
LPI is a foundation registered in Sweden with the Christian Council of Sweden as a parent body. Its governing system consists of:
- A Board of Directors with representatives from North America, Africa and Europe
- An International Advisory Council
- A Senior Management Team which serves to advise the Executive Director
LPI’s headquarters is located in Uppsala (Sweden) and consists of three units: administration/finance, programmes and communication. LPI has offices located in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Nairobi (Kenya), Khartoum (Sudan) and in Bukavu with a liaison office in Kinshasa (DRC).