The Fund for Peace (FFP) is a leader in the development of practical tools and approaches for reducing conflict. By engineering smarter methodologies and partnerships, FFP empowers policy-makers, practitioners, and civil society to diagnose risks and vulnerabilities and to develop solutions through collective dialogue.
FFP has a strong track record of working in the Ghanaian extractive sector, having implemented projects for various funders, including the United States Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), Government of Canada, International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Newmont Mining.
From 2015-2018, FFP led a nationwide project in Ghana, funded by the United States Department of State, aimed at assisting the Government of Ghana (GoG) with the development and implementation of its National Action Plan on the Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights (VPSHR). As part of this program, FFP worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, as well as other key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders on a program aimed at reducing conflict and improving revenue transparency in the oil/gas/mining sector. The program included delivery of training, and facilitation of multi-stakeholder dialogues and capacity-building in mining- and oil-affected communities in five Regions. A major focus of the program was implementation of the GoG’s Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP), and the security implications arising from it. This led to a Canadian government-funded project wherein FFP developed and delivered pre-deployment human rights training to police and military personnel in Operation Vanguard, the GoG’s joint task force under MMIP. Currently, FFP serves as co-chair of the Ghana VPI In-Country Working Group (ICWG).
Beyond Ghana, FFP has a record of excellence in both industrial mining and ASGM sectors in Guatemala, Indonesia, Mexico, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Spain, and Turkey. FFP was a founding member of the VPSHR; worked on implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Ghana; was a lead NGO member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD’s) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas; and served as a facilitator of World Gold Council’s Conflict-Free Gold Standard.