What we do
GPPAC consists of hundreds of civil society organisations from around the world and what unites them all is a dedication to conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Beyond that, GPPAC's network members have many different approaches and priorities. The network's work must be guided by a strategic plan providing a framework under which all GPPAC activities fit, but which leaves enough room for members' own perspectives and choices. To ensure this, GPPAC embarked on a strategic planning process for the 2016-2020 period that was as inclusive and participatory as possible, inviting all members to give their input individually through surveys and collectively as regional networks. In the strategic plan 2016-2020, GPPAC adopted a framework with three core strategies.
Our main work focuses around human security, gender, peace education, youth empowerment, dialogue and sustainable development goals.
We place the security of people at the heart of peacebuilding, recognising the various grievances that are often the root causes of violence, in order to prevent conflict.
We focus on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, making women’s participation in peace processes an absolute priority.
Our working group - comprising civil society, practitioners, academia, and ministries of education representatives - is committed to lobbying for the endorsement of peace education in national curricula.
Intergenerational Dialogue Colombia
Our project in Colombia promotes intergenerational dialogue to empower Colombian youth in the transition from a culture of violence to one of peace.
Dialogue in Northeast Asia
The Ulaanbaatar Process is making civil society dialogue habitual to secure peace and stability in Northeast Asia.
Youth Empowerment in Kyrgyzstan
Our participatory video project in Kyrgyzstan empowers Kyrgyzstani youth to become agents of change, and bridge social, gender, and ethnic divides.
Prevention Up Front
This alliance works to strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations to advocate for locally-grounded and inclusive infrastructures of conflict prevention.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The implementation of the SDGs and Agenda 2030 is critical to our efforts to strengthen conflict prevention, as an integral element of inclusive and sustainable development.
Peace Champions in Uganda
Our project in Uganda builds peace through young adult peace champions in post-conflict communities aiming to prevent youth re-radicalization.