The prevention of genocide and mass atrocities is a global mission, but Aegis does not currently have resources or capacity to address every situation relevant to that mission. Aegis therefore has to make carefully considered strategic decisions about where to focus its efforts.
For Aegis to run a project, programme or campaign in a situation where atrocities are a threat, a reasonable chance of success has to be identified that it will be able to make meaningful change in one or more of these areas:
1. Social change within the country where people are at risk, to build resilience against violence
2. Policy or structural change within the country, to reduce risk of violence (e.g. with a rule of law project)
3. Policy change among international or regional states or organisations, helping to bring about greater protection or better prevention strategies for people at risk.
To have a reasonable chance of success, Aegis also needs capacity and a conducive environment, which includes all three of the following:
A. The funding to undertake that project/programme or campaign
B . The expertise to undertake the project/programme or campaign
C. When working publicly in-country (i.e. 1 or 2 above) a political environment must exist that allows the organisation to work without hindrance.