LPI’s approach emphasises the importance of working in partnership with different actors who in turn are best equipped to work with a range of actors on varying levels. In accordance with LPI’s scope and mandate, the Institute places special emphasis on supporting what John Paul Lederach (Professor of International Peacebuilding) refers to as the ‘middle-range’ and ‘grassroots’ levels, including faith-based actors where possible and relevant. However, in order to safeguard a coherent multi-track approach, LPI’s context analysis specifically looks at how the Institute’s activities can complement and support those of other actors with peacebuilding activities so that the activities integrate into a comprehensive peacebuilding framework.