Background

Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT) is a group of like-minded individuals committed to working together to provide skills and knowledge in the area of conflict resolution and peace building.

In 1997, the first training program in conflict transformation was provided by the Cambodian Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCCR) under the auspicious of the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) and run in conjunction with a British-based organization, Responding to Conflict (RTC). Graduates of that program include both NGO and government personnel.

They decided to form an alliance which could enable them to continue their solidarity, further build their relationships across government and civil society boundaries and undertake projects for preventing violence and building peace in Cambodia. In 1999 they offered a training program to the Municipality of Phnom Penh in how to effectively resolve conflicts.

The members of the alliance did so as volunteers without any donor support. This solidified their commitment to each other and so they registered as an organization, Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT), officially in 2002 after carrying out several training programs and seminars.

The Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT) is a local non-profit, non-political, and non-faith-based organization located in Phnom Penh. ACT is composed of like-minded individuals committed to working together to provide skills and knowledge in conflict resolution and transformation, and peacebuilding. ACT mainly focuses on building and strengthening capacities for peace based on analysis of current issues. These skills include identifying the most strategic actions to transform conflicts, in order to maximize the impact for sustainable peace and development.

ACT’s goal and activities is contributing to United Nation Sustainable Development Goal number 16 “dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels”. Thought the existing projects of: Peace Research (PR), Media for Peace (MP), Interfaith Peacebuilding on Natural Resources Management (IF-NRM), and Implementing Social Accountability Framework (I-SAF) to be able to take part of the social development for peace and harmony for all.

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