The Portal invites the user to search for peacebuilding organizations and individuals by country or geographic region, by sub-theme (e.g. human rights, disarmament, etc.), or by type of organization. The site has placed special emphasis on women’s involvement in peacebuilding, highlighting both organizations working exclusively on gender and peacebuilding and the gender-related work of all peacebuilding organizations.

The Portal is a gateway for valuable information on conflict prevention and peacebuilding. It aims to:
* Meet the need for information dissemination and networking among the peacebuilding community,
* Build their capacity to respond and mitigate conflict, and
* Use ICT pro-actively to strengthen peace-building NGOs' linkages among themselves and with national, regional and international stakeholders.

The Peacebuilding Portal is a joint activity of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and UNDP in collaboration with the African Union. It was developed to connect and strengthen organizations working on peacebuilding and conflict prevention.