Foundationfor for Tolerance International is a non-governmental organisation working for the prevention and nonviolent resolution of conflict.
Foundationfor Tolerance International (FTI) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working for the prevention and nonviolent resolution of conflict. The Foundation was established in 1998 to continue the work of the “Conflict Transformation and Teaching Tolerance” initiative implemented in 1996 with the support of the UNHCR. Following the completion of the original project it became clear that further work was needed in this area and FTI was designated as the professional team to continue peacebuilding initiatives in the region.
To date, the Foundation has completed more than 100 different projects and programmes. Foundation for Tolerance International is currently one of the largest and most experienced NGOs working in conflict prevention and resolution in Central Asia. The Foundation employs 30 staff with different specialisations representing a range of ages and nationalities. FTI has its Head Office in Bishkek, three branch offices in Batken, Osh and Jalal-Abad, and one regional office in Leilek. The Foundation is a founding member of the “Valley of Peace” network, uniting NGOs in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It is also a member of a number of other international networks and is the regional coordinator for Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict in Central Asia.
The Foundation’s experience and the expertise of its employees makes it a leader in conflict prevention and resolution. Its knowledge and the services it provides benefit both state-run and non-governmental organisations, as well as members of local communities and individual citizens of Kyrgyzstan, irrespective of social status, ethnicity, national origin or belief.
FTI is a dynamic and growing organisation, open to new ideas, partners and strategies for change.
Central Asia is a peaceful region, characterised by both cooperation and rapid development. It is made up of a multi-cultural and democratic society with just laws and active citizens.
FTI’s mission is to make Central Asia a region of peace, cooperation and development and aims to do so by promoting peace and tolerance throughout Central Asia by using non-violent prevention and resolution approaches on a national and local level.
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