The Initiative for Governance, Reconciliation, Agriculture and Coexistence - Grace Initiative Global – strives toward innovative peacebuilding and conflict prevention through strategies of healing, empowering and transforming.
We carry out our goals through innovative and expert constructive engagement, focused empowerment, multi-stakeholder collaborations, and holistic understanding; through international and multi-disciplinary expertise.
Grace Initiative adheres to and promotes global goals such as the 2030 Agenda; UN SC 1325; international human rights instruments; and, humanitarian principles.
In terms of governance, the Initiative examines status and possibilities for accountable and inclusive governance, including good governance, access to justice, constitutionalism and security sector reform as well as a viable civil society. In this regard, Grace Initiatives considers the link between governance, sustainable development and peaceful and inclusive societies.
While there is not one definition for reconciliation, we look at reconciliation as a process and an outcome, which brings about a healing of the invisible wounds of past conflict and violence. To this end, reconciliation is a transformative process of breaking cycles of violence to bring about peaceful coexistence. In moving toward reconciliation, it is critical that parties mutually accept: acknowledgement of the other’s humanity and development of a common moral basis for peace. To create the conditions for reconciliation, it is necessary to move beyond a peace anchored entirely in pragmatic considerations to a peace based on justice and fairness.
In terms of agriculture, the Initiative sees promotion of agriculture, as an important component for human security, healing and sustainable agriculture. In this area, the Initiative analyzes strategies and convenes stakeholders, who might include individuals interested in eliminating hunger, livelihood security, gender equality, healing and reconciliation, and peaceful and inclusive communities - underscoring the 2030 Agenda goals: 1- eradication of poverty; 5- gender equality; 12- responsible consumption; and, 16- peaceful and inclusive societies.
Further, the Initiative considers innovative entrepreneurial strategies for enhanced value organic crops, medicinal medicine, urban farming, small-scale apiaries for production of locally sourced honey. The Initiative finds that community supported agriculture is especially transformative, fostering community trust and restorative justice. Learn More
In terms of co-existence, it creates programs and training, which emphasize a general culture of respect and consequently one less prone to violence. In this regard, coexistence may be characterized by degrees of tolerance and mutual respect in a society.
Co-existence integrates notions human rights and dignity and respect for fundamental freedoms and protections, regardless of: gender; race; ethnicities; age; religion; and or, beliefs.