GPPAC_Logo_Tagline_FC_AmericaThe Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC, pronounced “gee-pak”) is a global member led network of civil society organisations (CSOs) who actively work on conflict prevention and peacebuilding. The network consists of fifteen regional networks of local organisations with their own priorities, character and agenda. These regional networks are represented in an International Steering Group, which jointly determines our global priorities and actions for our conflict prevention and peacebuilding work.

Our mission is to promote a global shift in peacebuilding from solely reacting to conflict to preventing conflicts from turning violent. We do this through multi-actor collaboration and local ownership of strategies for peace and security. Together, we aim to achieve greater national, regional and global synergy in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and to strengthen the role of local members in the regions affected by conflict.

Together we work on supporting the capacity of our regional networks for collaborative action by facilitating regional and global exchanges: members from diverse regions meet to learn from each other experiences. Our members also connect with other actors, including the UN, regional intergovernmental organisations such as the League of Arab States, state actors, the media and academia. This has resulted in unique initiatives, showing our ability to bridge global policy making with local ownership and practice on the ground. Our work is guided by our current Strategic Plan 2011-2015 and is structured around four key strategies: Network Strengthening and Regional Action, Action Learning, Public Outreach, Policy and Advocacy. Our strategic focus is informed by our thematic priorities of Preventive Action, Dialogue and Mediation, Peace Education and Human Security. Cutting across our strategic and thematic priorities is a commitment to gender mainstreaming and we strive to integrate gender perspectives in all our work.

We call for a fundamental change in dealing with violent conflict: a shift from reaction to prevention, as an approach that will save lives, and prove more effective and less destructive. We seek a world in which people and governments elect peaceful means, rather than armed conflict, to achieve greater justice, sustainable development, and human security.

GPPAC is building a new international consensus and enabling joint action to prevent violent conflict and promote peacebuilding, based on regional and global action agendas. GPPAC is a global network of civil society organisations committed to act to prevent the escalation of conflict into violence, at national, regional and global levels. It aims to build a multi-stakeholder partnership including civil society, governments, regional organisations and the UN.

GPPAC is organised primarily through regional networks and global structures. At the regional level, GPPAC is governed by Regional Steering Groups (RSGs) and at the global level by an International Steering Group (ISG), in majority composed of representatives from GPPAC regional networks. Each GPPAC Regions is coordinated by a Regional Secretariat. GPPAC overall is coordinated by a Global Secretariat. Working Groups with membership drawn from across the network can be formed to generate and coordinate activities with a specific mandate, connecting global GPPAC goals with regional knowledge and engagement. GPPAC Regions or GPPAC globally may decide to create additional structures to enable the network to operate, build partnerships with other stakeholders and contribute to conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
GPPAC Charter

For more detailed information about GPPAC’s governance, please consult our Charter, available here in Pdf format.

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The GPPAC network consists of local, regional and international civil society organisations and networks involved in conflict prevention and peacebuilding activities. Wherever possible, the network engages in active partnerships with governments, intergovernmental organisations, private sector associations and other relevant bodies to pursue conflict prevention and peacebuilding activities. You can find the regional secretariats and their contact information on the map below, and you can zoom in on the map to see more. The map is powered by the Peace Portal and shows the GPPAC Members currently mapped. We are continuously working on adding the remaining members, which will be available on the map soon.

The Peace Portal is an initiative of the GPPAC Foundation supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and the City of The Hague and has been developed in partnership with other civil society organisations, inside and outside the Netherlands.The Peace Portal is an open, community-based platform to support work in the field of conflict prevention and peace building of people and organisations from all over the world.

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