Search for Common Ground is a peacebuilding organization dedicated to ending violent conflict and to build healthy, safe, and just societies all over the world since 1982. They currently work in 31 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. They work to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches, toward cooperative solutions.
Local voices are making a global impact.
Our valued and long time partner, SFCG, approached us with a vision for a new project that would serve as a community and resource hub for people responding to coronavirus in conflict-affected contexts and has since expanded to providing responders—from policymakers to practitioners—with the tools they need to address challenges and crises in their communities.
The new site was a considerably sized project released in phases with two different audiences in mind. The platform includes separate user portals for aid practitioners and influencers with different permissions, discussion forums, user to user chats, a resource library with a two way API connection with another resource library on a sister site, live embedded influencers social media feed, events templates with upload functionality enabled on front end, NGO map page with Google Maps API, separate member directories, automated and operator chatbot, and GDPR compliance, among a few other features.
Through ConnexUs, practitioners, academics, and activists can find out who is working in their community and make real-time connections. The platform offers public discussion forums and private messaging features to help facilitate secure and open knowledge sharing as well as a practitioner map of the world which allows users to see who is working where and on what. By harnessing the power of working together online, organizations can fill in gaps and reduce overlap in their programs and activities.
“Once again, the team at Bracket outdid themselves. We entered this project with a clear vision, but no clear path to actualizing that vision. Thanks to Brit & Andy we developed that path and were able to build a state of the art platform that will benefit aid practitioners in conflict affected contexts around the world. The team at Bracket are solutions oriented, flexible, and innovative in their approach. I’m already excited by our next project together.”