The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers builds bridges between grassroots peacemakers and global players in order to strengthen the work done for sustainable peace. The Network strengthens peacemaking through collaboratively supporting the positive role of religious and traditional actors in peace and peacebuilding processes. The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers was founded in 2013 as a concrete response to the risen awareness of the need to include grassroots leaders and authorities in the work done in building sustainable peace. Since its founding, the Network has grown into a community of peacemakers ranging from grassroots religious and traditional actors to international NGOs and academic institutes.      

KAICIID joined the Network’s Core Group in 2015 and since then has cooperated with the Secretariat each year to undertake more than ten projects, including research and mediation training in KAICIID’s focus countries, and support for core functions such as advocacy and annual meetings.