Department of Peace Operations (DPO)
The Department of Peace Operations (DPO) works upon request from conflict parties and local, national and international organisations and agencies to support violence prevention, peacebuilding, mediation, and post-war recovery.
The mission of the DPO is to strengthen capacities and infrastructures for peace operations, to gather best-practices and lessons learnt, to improve the quality and effectiveness of peacebuilding programmes in conflict affected countries, and support on-going mediation and peace processes.
Services & Capacity
The DPO has five operational programs: Mediation, Peace Making and Peace Process Support, Process Development, Design and Implementation, Mentoring & Accompaniment, Capacity Building and Consultations & Consultancies.
DPO works with both state and non-state actors and is guided by a clear Code of Conduct. Drawing upon a global body of experience in peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and continual evaluation of lessons learned from the field, it represents one of the most capable pools of operational knowledge and comprehensive, in-depth expertise for peacebuilding, mediation, and post-war recovery.
DPO experts include practitioners, analysts, diplomats, and current and former military. Its global roster provides on-call available practitioners and civilian experts whose work is to support local, national and international peacebuilding and peace engagements.
DPO also provides extended consultations and organisation and policy development support for governments and national and international organisations to improve their effectiveness and impact for peacebuilding and conflict transformation.