IDRAC believes that conflicts mostly emanating from ideological differences or differences of power and resource distribution. Most of these can be prevented if people are made part of the decision making processes and policy formulations. By engaging conflicting parties in peace building and negotiate processes number of violent conflicts and instabilities can go abated. Contrary to the conventional norms of gender, women’s meaningful participation can also help orchestrating peace and stability in the conflict affected areas. Local leaders, knowing conflict dynamics, can also facilitate in creating enabling environment for peace and stability to flourish. Potentially, they can make remarkable contributions towards a positive change. Involving civil society in thrashong out issues and identifying their causes and solutions in the larger political and ideological arena can also assist in seeking legislative and policy changes at the federal and provincial levels. People-cantered and people-driven actions, where successful, can then be replicated in other areas affected by conflict.
IDRAC works at the crossroads of development, peace building and rule of law. With partnering organizations, its shares its insight gained through its work with various NGOs and Peace Institutes. While working with people at the national and sub-national level, IDRAC draws its strengths from the knowledge and experience gained from its extensive research, training and policy influences it made. Communications for social change, combined with the power of media, is also one of the successful instruments it employs to prevent conflict and build peace that sustains.
As an independent research, training and advocacy institute IDRAC assists in helping organizations to develop their conflict management approaches and training them to learn and use conflict management cum conflict prevention approaches as well as in appropriate programming. It aims to contribute in lasting changes in conflict prone and conflict affected areas through a combination of research and policy development as well as advocacy and campaigning measures.