Building Peace Together: GPPAC Strategic Plan 2021-2025
Our new GPPAC Strategic Plan provides a road map for our global network on its journey to build peace, addressing three particular challenges to peace and security.
- There is not enough support for local peacebuilding action;
- Those most affected by conflict are often not included in the design and delivery of solutions for peace; and
- Climate change and other emerging threats are mitigated rather than prevented.
Our Strategic Plan was developed over two years in a truly inclusive and collaborative way, involving all of our network members. Youth peacebuilders, women peacebuilders and activists, peacebuilders from the most remote areas, all speaking a variety of languages, contributed to our Strategic Plan which aims to guide our network building peace together for the next five years.
We have collectively identified three themes to guide our efforts to address the challenges to peace and security:
- First, we aim to magnify locally-led peacebuilding action to truly advance sustaining peace;
- Second, we strive to include the needs, perspectives, and expertise of local peacebuilders from diverse societal backgrounds with a specific focus on women and youth peacebuilders;
- Third, we intend to apply and promote a conflict-sensitive and peacebuilding approach to climate-related risks and other emerging threats.
While the thematic focus is new to our network, our approach to peace and security is not. We continue to amplify our members’ expertise to ensure a greater peacebuilding impact on the ground. We mobilise collective action to stand in solidarity and act as a joint force for peace. And we influence policy and practices to advance more locally-driven and informed decision-making, policies, and practices.