Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is a member-led network of civil society organisations working on conflict prevention and peacebuilding around the world. Founded in 2003, we are divided into fifteen regional networks of local organisations with their own priorities, character and agenda. These regional networks are represented in an International Steering Group, which sets our global priorities and course of action.
Our mission is to promote a global shift in peacebuilding from solely reacting to conflict to preventing them from turning violent. We work with different actors and bring together different groups - civil society, decision makers, academia and media - to find peaceful solutions to 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’s experiences. Our members also connect with other actors, including the UN, regional intergovernmental organisations, 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 and is structured around three core strategies: enabling collaboration, improving practice, influencing policy.
Our thematic priorities focus on gender mainstreaming, human security, peace education, and dialogue and mediation and we strive to integrate these thematic perspectives in all our work.