COVID-19 hasn’t reduced the need for peacebuilding; if anything, that need has increased. Our commitment to local engagement means we’ve already identified and trained networks of peacebuilders who are from the communities affected, from all sides of the conflict. These women and men have an intimate knowledge of the nuances and history of the conflict dynamics and they work collaboratively across the conflict divides to find workable solutions. We work with and through these local peace networks, replacing peace conferences with smaller, more local dialogues that can be delivered safely outdoors, whilst respecting social distance. In this way we continue to address root causes of conflict, promoting mutual benefits through trade and dialogue.