40+ years of promoting positive change

Creative has implemented hundreds of projects around the globe since it was founded in 1977. From education and elections to governance and economic growth, Creative’s efforts have made a difference. For example, since the year 2000, Creative has trained more than 389,000 teachers in 21 countries—providing them with new skills and techniques that ultimately benefit their students.

Creative’s Past Projects section has a list of selected projects, a brief description, their implementation dates and funders.


Greater Horn of Africa Initiative for Conflict Prevention

Date: August 1996 – April 1997

Creative prepared a practitioner's manual, Preventing and Mitigating Violent Conflicts: A Guide for Practitioners, to support the Greater Horn of Africa Initiative. The guide focused on: 1) a summary of literature and provision of a common language in conflict prevention and mitigation; 2) discussion of the most effective tools used in conflict prevention and mitigation efforts; and 3) discussion of the conflicts in the Greater Horn and an examination of their sources....




Date: April 2006 – September 2010

Covering all aspects of conflict mitigation, management and recovery, the ICRP IQC provided USAID with a mechanism to obtain specialized assistance in its efforts to mainstream conflict sensitivity in all of its Mission programming and strategic planning. Creative was part of the consortium led by American Express. ...



Lebanon Participation for Economic and Community Development (PEACE)

The Lebanon Participation for Economic and Community Development project assisted citizens in revitalizing transitional communities, helping them meet self-defined infrastructural, economic and environmental needs while promoting social stability and integration. PEACE strengthened grass-roots organizations and used community participation as a vehicle in mobilizing residents, underscoring the integration of women into decision-making processes and income-generating activities. It helped Lebanese communities build lasting peace by encouraging transparent, democratic participation at all levels of society....



Northeast Connection Program

Date: 2021-2023

Northeast Connection’s solutions-based approach uses a range of activities to address and prevent social conflicts in some of Nigeria's most vulnerable communities. ...

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Syria: Facilitating Urban Recovery and Transition

Date: 2020-2022

FURAT provides essential services like water, sanitation, emergency response, and rubble removal, which are critical to returning stability to Northeast Syria and building confidence in local councils, limiting the space for an ISIS resurgence....

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Yemen – UNDP Security Sector Reform Support

Date: 2019

Directly supporting the U.N. Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen (OSESGY), Creative is participating in a high-level ‘security think tank’ to shape the peace process in Yemen....

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