GameChangers 360 helps our clients and partners deepen and expand their understanding of the human domain and its relationship to violent conflict and extremism by highlighting the role of under-recognized populations and issues. We do this by employing multiple approaches to our research, analysis, planning, assessments, and program design, e.g.:
- Gendered approach: taking into account behaviors, tasks, and responsibilities that a society considers appropriate for men, women, boys and girls as well as the rights and opportunities afforded to them.
- Identity-focused approach: considering an individual’s or group’s sense of self that can be influenced by a range of factors including: ethnicity, tribe/clan, politics, religion, social and economic status, age, etc.
- Social structure approach: examining local practices, customs, and systems to determine how they prevent and/or contribute to instability, extremism, and conflict.
Analyzing conflict, extremism, and instability through the perspectives of gender, identity, and social structures not only enhances situational awareness, but also helps to determine viable courses of action to prevent/counter them by revealing:
- power dynamics
- local needs and priorities
- the impact of male-female relations and gender roles
- groups’ and individuals’ access to resources and opportunities
We have experience working with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the United Nations (UN), Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS), and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), among others.
Research & Analysis
Training and education
Project, exercise, and workshop design
Areas of expertise
Gender/UNSCR 1325 Women, Peace Civil Society
and Security Informal justice
Youth Refugees & IDPs
Governance Countering Violent Extremism
Civil-military operations Stabilization
Peace building Human rights