Search for Common Ground

Search for Common Ground is the largest dedicated peacebuilding organization. Since 1982, Search for Common Ground has worked to end violent conflict and to build healthy, safe, and just societies all over the world with a mission to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions.


United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. Through ConnexUs, USAID supports the integration of communities of practice to create a networking platform for all civic actors in conflict-affected contexts. Portions of this site were made possible with the generous support of the American People through USAID. The contents are the responsibility of Search for Common Ground and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States.

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) champions American values, including the rule of law and individual rights, that promote strong, stable, prosperous, and sovereign states. They advance American security in the struggle against authoritarianism and terrorism when they stand for the freedoms of religion, speech, and the press, and the rights of people to assemble peaceably and to petition their government for a redress of grievances. Through ConnexUs, DRL supports the creation of a knowledge sharing platform that promotes access, connection, and impact among peacebuilding, democracy, rights, and governance sectors. The contents are the responsibility of Search for Common Ground and do not necessarily reflect the views of The US Department of State or the United States.

European Union

The original ConnexUs website was created and maintained with the financial support of the European Union. In the initial iteration, ConnexUs was established as part of a global program to respond to Covid-19 in conflict-affected contexts. The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) funds activities in the areas of (1) crisis response, (2) conflict prevention, peace-building and crisis preparedness, as well as (3) response to global, trans-regional and emerging threats. IcSP activities are implemented in partner countries around the world, in conflict zones, in post-conflict environments and in emerging crisis settings.