Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Announce First Award from Peacebuilding Partnership

New York, New York, October 1, 2014 — The new Public-Private Partnership on Peacebuilding known as Px4, a joint venture of Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has awarded its first grant to an international consortium for research on new and innovative peacebuilding approaches and outcomes from emerging powers and the Global South.

The winning proposal was a collaborative effort by six organizations: the School of International Service at American University; the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs; the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (South Africa); the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Indonesia); the Istanbul Policy Center; and the United Service Institution of India. 

The Partnership has also announced a call for proposals for a second round of funding.

The Px4 Initiative is a unique arrangement that brings together the resources of an American foundation with broad experience in the peace and security field with those of a European government ministry well versed in funding, promoting, and participating in peace initiatives through dialogue and mediation. In the inaugural two-year phase of this partnership, the two organizations plan to support up to four pilot consortia projects involving Norwegian, American, and emerging power/southern partners, with further funding possible in each case based on results of the initial investment.

The goals of the Px4 Initiative are to:

a.  Develop innovative approaches to international peacebuilding challenges over the coming decade;

b.  Identify and integrate substantive voices from the Global South on peacebuilding and establish North-South dialogues on relevant research and policy agendas;

c.  Translate academic research into a form useful in the policy realm; and

d.  Bring voices from the Global South to key northern governmental and intergovernmental decision making centers, as well as to emerging powers governments and regional organizations.

Further details on the second, joint Carnegie Corporation- Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs call for Px4 proposals are available on the Corporation's and Ministry’s websites at www.carnegie.org and http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/ud.html?id=833, respectively. 

About Carnegie Corporation of New York

Carnegie Corporation of New York was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 “to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.” In keeping with this mandate, the Corporation’s work focuses on the issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace, the advancement of education and knowledge, and the strength of our democracy.