We believe that peace is more than just the absence of violence. Peace building programs play a key role in sharing local-level evidence upward to those in power to influence and inform peace supporting actions. In Somalia, access to and control of natural resources are key conflict drivers, interwoven with identity politics, exclusion, and historical grievances. HAP demonstrates how inclusive and meaningful believes the participation of all stakeholders in decision making and implementation is critical in building a shared understanding of local needs and ensuring the fair distribution of development dividends. This not only reduces conflict risks by addressing grievances but improves the delivery of government services.