On March 17, 2017, GPPAC and La Paz Querida (Our Wanted Peace) facilitated a methodology workshop in Bogotá, Colombia. The event was organised in preparation of a new project taking place in Colombia this year, called Intergenerational Dialogues for a Culture of Peace. On behalf of GPPAC, Darynell Rodriguez Torres and Jenny Aulin presented and discussed concepts and approaches of the GPPAC multi-stakeholder manual and outcome mapping. The goal of the workshop was to support the preparation of the staff and facilitators of La Paz Querida, who will be conducting intergenerational dialogues across Colombia over the next six months.Read more
On March the 14th and 15th, the 'First International Seminar on Human Security and Transitional Justice' will take place in Bogotá, Colombia. The event is organised by the General Command of the Armed Forces of Colombia and addresses the challenges for the Armed Forces to consolidate a stable and lasting peace in the country.
GPPAC, Interpeace and Alianza para la Paz have been invited to the event to share their expertise and contribute to lasting peace in the country.
Based on several discussions held with the practitioners, this report offers the views and experiences shared on the salient practices of civil-military synergies at the operational level. Based on practitioners' first hand field level experiences, civil-military synergies are more likely to occur in short term missions (i.e., stabilization) with clearly defined mission goals, often carried out in a less crowded operational environment and under a clear command structure and leadership.Read more
GPPAC participated in the International High Level Conference on Mediation organised by the Government of Belgium in Brussels on 14 February. The seminar explored many of the key challenges facing today's mediation practitioners. GPPAC was represented by Executive Director Darynell Rodríguez Torres, and Nina Tsikhistavi- Khutsishvili, GPPAC's regional representative for the Caucasus.Read more