About


The National Action Plan Resource Center


Inclusive Security intends to build a community—from government, civil society, and beyond—that shares a commitment to building stability through inclusive policies and practices. Our vision is for this Resource Center to build upon and share the tremendous contributions of other pioneers. It’s also intended to be a hub for learning new strategies, sharing successes and challenges, and easily finding not just information, but also useful analysis and tools.

Inclusive Security

Inclusive Security, a program of Swanee Hunt Alternatives, is transforming the international security paradigm. Sustainable peace is possible only when those who shape policy include women and other affected groups in the prevention and transformation of violent conflict. Guided by this belief and vision, our mission is to increase the participation of all stakeholdersparticularly womenin preventing, resolving, and rebuilding after deadly conflicts. We do this by:

  • Strengthening the will and capacity of those who shape peace and security policy
  • Providing research on why inclusion matters and guidance on how it can be achieved
  • Equipping women to contribute effectively to peace processes
  • Building coalitions of diverse leaders who offer practical solutions to intractable conflicts
  • Forming partnerships with others to strengthen the nascent field of women, peace, and security

Ambassador Swanee Hunt

Our founder and chair is a noted expert on domestic policy and foreign affairs. She is the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy, founder of the Women and Public Policy Program, core faculty at the Center for Public Leadership, and senior adviser to the working group on modern-day slavery at the Carr Center for Human Rights, all at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Ambassador Hunt is the chair of Swanee Hunt Alternatives, a private foundation working to support leaders of social movements, combat the demand for purchased sex, achieve political parity for women in high-level positions (in the US and globally), strengthen youth arts organizations, and increase philanthropy.

Our Partners


  • Club de Madrid
  • Cordaid
  • The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
  • The Government of Finland
  • Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • The UN Development Programme
  • UN Women
  • University of Nairobi
  • US Department of State

Featured Experts


Stella-Sabiiti-200x300Stella Sabiiti

One of the African continent’s foremost experts on peace processes and security, Stella Sabiiti from Uganda has spent 30 years preparing armed groups, government, and communities for negotiation and mediation, and advising appointed negotiators and mediators. Her approach to conflict resolution and prevention is grounded in and informed by her personal experience of war torture.

Nadia Al AlawiDr. Nadia al-Alawi

With over 16 years experience assisting international humanitarian and governmental agencies, in both Africa and Asia, as a consultant, manager, and senior team leader, Dr. Al-Alawi has the skills and understanding necessary to facilitate individual and organizational learning and change. She has previously facilitated many successful training events on topics including gender, management, and project metrics, and has conducted both operational and strategic planning workshops.

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