Our programme framework strives to advance conflict transformation and combines regional and thematic priorities. Regional Programmes build on local knowledge and expertise that are essential to providing capable on-the-ground support. They are selected and evaluated in light of our mission and on the basis of a request for support, our ability to provide added value in addressing local needs, and an assessment of whether our resources and capabilities are sufficient to make a contribution. Thematic Programmes are cross-regional and reflect our assessment of requirements, based on our regional activities. They allow us to learn from experience and accumulate and communicate new knowledge, skills and resources.