The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is destabilised by violent conflict, political turmoil and the continued presence of armed groups. The eastern DRC is particularly affected by cycles of violence, often exacerbated by tense relations between the neighboring countries of the Great Lakes Region. Some of the most prominent armed groups active in the eastern DRC include the Mouvement du 23-Mars (M23), the Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) and the Allied Defense Forces (ADF). Since 2010, DAG has been engaging representatives from a number of armed groups, Congolese government officials, as well as regional and international actors. Through its work, DAG aims to facilitate dialogues that seek to reduce violence and advance solutions to armed conflicts in the region.