Promoting long-term peacebuilding

Sector Programme on Peace and Security, Disaster Risk Management

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Country
  • Overall term

    2023 to 2026

  • Products and expertise

    Security, reconstruction and peace


Around two thirds of the countries that the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) cooperates with are affected by fragility and violent conflicts. Both factors are increasingly jeopardising national and international development efforts. This situation is exacerbated by extreme natural events and by biological, technological and human-made hazards. Conflicts, climate-related extreme weather events, violence and fragility are leading to increased displacement, poverty and inequality.


German development policy approaches regarding peace, security and disaster risk management are successfully applied.


The project primarily advises the BMZ Peace and Security, Disaster Risk Management Division. This includes the development of cause-based and prevention-oriented strategies and methods to address the following issues:

  • Fragility
  • Conflict and violence
  • Displacement and migration
  • Comprehensive risk management
  • Climate change
  • Human security
  • Gender equality

The project also prepares relevant technical and advisory assistance for peacebuilding cooperation with countries in crisis and conflict contexts as well as for dealing with extreme natural events and other risks, and consults on implementation.

Thanks to its close cooperation with local, national and international partners, the project draws on practical experience in the advice it provides. It also produces country analyses and recommendations, and holds events on work in crisis and conflict contexts.

Important cooperation partners for international positioning and cooperation include the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations, the European Union, the World Bank, and civil society organisations.

Last update: July 2023