Southern Africa RSG

Our Ways of Working

Local peacebuilders and experts from the GPPAC network share their experience and expertise to strengthen our peacebuilding practices around the world.

Local peacebuilders and experts from the GPPAC network share their experience and expertise, and develop toolkits and manuals pooling their collective knowledge. These toolkits and guides are used by GPPAC members and others around the world to support and strengthen their peacebuilding practice.

As a global network we:

Amplify Member’s Expertise

We amplify the unique experiences, expertise and skills of GPPAC members, and strengthen platforms for regional and cross-regional exchange, learning and capacity development in order to deliver a greater peacebuilding impact on the ground.

Mobilise Collective Action

We act in solidarity as an effective force for peace, by forming a strong, adaptable, inclusive network, connected locally, regionally and globally. Together, we will mobilise collective action and provide protection to civil society.

Influence Policy and Practice

We open up space for meaningful engagement of local peacebuilders at all levels to advance more locally-informed decision making, to ensure positive impact at local, national and regional levels. This will improve policies and practices to advance conflict prevention and peacebuilding in members’ own contexts as well as globally.  

GPPAC Toolbox: Our Methodologies and Approaches

To support the realisation of conflict prevention and peacebuilding, we use the proven ‘Toolbox’ of resources that GPPAC members have developed over the years:

  • Advocacy Training
  • Policy Engagement
  • Cross-Regional Exchange
  • Peace Education
  • Facilitating Dialogue and Mediation Processes
  • Small Grants Programmes
  • Participatory Video in Peacebuilding
  • Developing Operational Models

Human Security

We place the security of people at the heart of peacebuilding, recognising the various grievances that are often the root causes of violence, in order to prevent conflict.

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Dialogue and Mediation

To prevent conflict from escalating into violence we need space for dialogue. This is where people can develop a joint understanding of a problem, hear different perspectives on a particular issue, and build mutual trust.

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Peace Education

Learning to live together has become increasingly important in today's divided world. Our peace education experts - comprising civil society, practitioners, academia, and ministries of education representatives - are committed to work towards peace education in national curricula.

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Global Advocacy

Through working with international and regional organisations, we strive to reduce the gap between local peacebuilders and global policymakers, by engaging and facilitating exchanges among relevant actors at all levels.

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Sustainable Development Goals

The implementation of the SDGs and Agenda 2030 is critical to our efforts to strengthen conflict prevention, as an integral element of inclusive and sustainable development.

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