Violence and armed conflict exact a terrible toll on individuals, communities and states around the world. Cycles of violence and fragility hinder development and economic growth, undermine political stability and the rule of law, and negatively impact human security. Increasingly, governments, regional organizations and civil society groups are recognizing the importance of conflict prevention, including early warning and early response to prevent violence and conflict from escalating.
FFP works with partners at the local, national and international levels to develop mechanisms for timely and effective conflict early warning and preventative response. Using robust data-driven methodologies and innovative technology coupled with local-level knowledge, we help civil society, government and private sector actors better understand and respond to conflict incidents and trends before they escalate.
FFP worked with partners on the USAID REWARD program to conduct Country Risk and Vulnerability Assessments in each of the 15 ECOWAS member states. Drawing on data analytics, GIS, and over a thousand interviews with local stakeholders in all of the hotspots across West Africa, these reports inform ECOWAS’s strategy for promoting resilience in the face of economic, environmental, and security challenges. Watch at 10 minute video about the project here.