Recommendations for Implementing the Global Fragility Act

Global Fragility Act report recommendations

Today’s violent conflicts are much more complex and protracted, and traditional development assistance and diplomacy have not kept pace. The status quo is not working. The challenges facing peacebuilding at this moment are significant, complex, and interconnected. They require new ways of working together. 

2020’s bi-partisan Global Fragility Act (GFA) marks a step in this direction, as the beginning of the US government’s attempt to significantly restructure how peacebuilding and stabilization work around the world is planned and executed. The GFA calls for the first-ever comprehensive US government strategy to tackle and prevent alarming levels of global conflict. However, in order to be successful, implementation of the GFA cannot just be business as usual. Instead it calls for long-term, coordinated activities from a range of actors.

A new report from OEF and the Alliance for Peacebuilding draws on consultations with peacebuilders and stakeholders both inside and outside the government to offer 14 detailed recommendations for how to best implement the GFA. 

Read Getting from Here to There: Successful Implementation of Global Fragility Act

  • ONN Engagement Network Retreat

    Fostering Inclusive Dialogue Around Nuclear De-escalation

    On January 26, OEF’s Open Nuclear Network program held its inaugural annual Engagement Network (EN) retreat, featuring a keynote address by Lukas Mandl, an Austrian member of the European Parliament and Chair of the EU Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with the Korean Peninsula. Read More
  • katsu furukawa serion award japan open nuclear network

    Promoting Peace Through Publication: Open Nuclear Network Analyst Recognized with the Japanese Seiron Award

    Through his writing and analysis, Dr. Katsuhisa Furukawa, an analyst on One Earth Future Foundation’s Open Nuclear Network program (ONN) team, has been able to demonstrate publicly that a non-governmental expert can use open source information to detect detect networks related to WMD proliferation. In recognition of his writings as a distinguished option leader in Japan, he has been awarded the Seiron Award.  Read More
  • Lido Beach Mogadishu Somalia

    The Future of Fishing: The Greatest Challenges Facing Somali Fishers

    When fisheries are managed effectively and fairly, there is less competition over resources, less food waste, more economic opportunity, and therefore, fewer drivers of conflict. Secure Fisheries is working to combat the challenges surrounding the fishing industry, from overfishing and illegal fishing to food waste and lack of cold chain infrastructures. After sitting down with three Somali fishers, we got an inside look at the challenges impacting Somali fishers. Read More
  • One Earth Future Statement on US Capital Attack

    Statement on the Ongoing Risk of Political Violence in the United States

    OEF calls for the United States government, civil society in the US, and our population as a whole to commit to an awareness of all of the multiple pressures leading to violence and the need for all of them to be addressed as part of a systemic response. Failing this, it is our genuine fear that the violence we saw on January 6th may possibly be suppressed for a week or a month or a year, but is likely to return in some form. Read More
  • Networks and peacebuilding

    Networks and Peace

    Sustainable peace requires coordinating work across multiple different areas including economic development, political institutions, and security. This coordination is a challenge, and peacebuilding needs good approaches for setting up and promoting better coordination. Our new policy brief delves into structures of peacebuilding and shows examples of how networks can be best established. Read More
  • mandala graphic OEF's theory of peace

    Will the US Take Heed of Recent Lessons To Address US Conflict Drivers?

    The violence the world witnessed at the US Capitol on January 6 is no exception to what we have observed internationally for more than a decade in terms of drivers of political violence and conflict. In this issue, OEF Senior Strategic Advisor Conor Seyle dives into what we can learn about moving forward. Read More