Founded in 1982, Search for Common Ground works to transform the way the world deals with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving. They work with local partners to find culturally appropriate means to strengthen societies’ capacity to deal with conflicts constructively: to understand the differences and act on the commonalities.
Using innovative tools and working at different levels of society, SFCG engages in pragmatic long-term processes of conflict transformation. Our toolbox includes media production – radio, TV, film and print – mediation and facilitation, training, community organizing, sports, theater and music. They promote both individual and institutional change and are committed to measuring the results of their work and increase their effectiveness through monitoring and evaluation. They currently work in 26 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.