Our Expert Groups

Globally, we bring together experts on many different themes.

Working groups


Peace Education

The GPPAC Peace Education Working Group brings together civil society, peace education practitioners, academia and representatives of Ministries of Education to build the capacity of peace educators, teachers, and civil society organisations, to lobby Ministries of Education to endorse peace education in national curricula and to exchanging materials, manuals, curricula, learning modules and lessons learned around peace education. Read more (link to one pager on the working group).

Youth, Peace & Security Working Group

The Youth, Peace & Security Working Group has been established in June 2018 in response to GPPAC’s commitment to youth inclusion. It advances youth empowerment and inclusion in peacebuilding processes, working closely with the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY).

Improving Practice

The Improving Practice Working Group  is tasked with developing the capacities of network members to ensure that the principles of Human Security are practiced by CSOs in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. The experts share best practices, training materials, and organise workshops.

Influencing Policy 

The Influencing Policy Working Group analyses the latest global peacebuilding policies and methods and uses this to develop GPPAC advocacy positions. The expert group strengthens the capacity of civil society organisations to lobby and advocate on a regional and global level, increase access, political space and opportunities for civil society to engage with relevant stakeholders and provide civil society perspectives into different policy processes (for example through the UN-CSO Prevention Platform hosted by GPPAC). Through this, we aim to infuse longer term conflict prevention and peacebuilding approaches in peace and security strategies, reinforce the interest for ‘prevention’ globally, regionally and nationally and strengthen conflict prevention mechanisms and infrastructures.

Enabling collaboration

The Enabling Collaboration Group brings together civil society organisations around relevant conflict and peacebuilding developments. The experts conduct in-depth analyses and bring together key actors to support peace building work and to prevent violent conflict.


Webinar series

Through our webinar series, we bring together experts from all corners of the world to exchange information, skills, and strategies, on how best to engage and collaborate to prevent violence and build peace. Check them out!

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