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.
Women and youth play a crucial role in conflict prevention and peace. We believe that sustainable peace can only be achieved with the participation of all members of society, regardless of any particular aspects of their identity, such as gender or age.
Learning to live together has become increasingly important in today's divided world. Our peace education experts - comprising civil society, practitioners, academia, and ministries of education representatives - are committed to work towards peace education in national curricula.
Dialogue and Mediation
To prevent conflict from escalating into violence we need space for dialogue. This is where people can develop a joint understanding of a problem, hear different perspectives on a particular issue, and build mutual trust.
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.
Through working with international and regional organisations, we strive to reduce the gap between local peacebuilders and global policymakers, by engaging and facilitating exchanges among relevant actors at all levels.
GPPAC works to prevent conflict, rather than reacting to conflict. Past projects focused on enhancing EU peacebuilding capacities, enhancing the regional peacebuilding capacities, addressing underlying causes of instability and conflict in the Great Lakes Region and more.