The conflict with the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to cause destruction, displacement, death and distress for civilians and communities across four countries in central Africa. As part of the People’s Peacemaking Perspectives project, interviews, group discussions and workshops were held with local communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Uganda. The policy brief resulting from this research highlights an overwhelming desire among affected communities for a peacemaking solution based on civilian protection and engagement with the LRA.