Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)

GPPAC_Logo_Tagline_FC_staand_Asia & PacificThe Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict is a global member-led network of civil society organisations (CSOs) who actively work on conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

GPPAC's mission is to promote a global shift in peacebuilding from solely reacting to conflict to preventing conflicts from turning violent through multi-actor collaboration and local ownership of strategies for peace and security. It aims to achieve greater national, regional and global synergy in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and to strengthen the role of local members in the regions affected by conflict.

GPPAC is organised primarily through regional networks and global structures. At the regional level, GPPAC is governed by Regional Steering Groups (RSGs) and at the global level by an International Steering Group (ISG), in majority composed of representatives from GPPAC regional networks. Each GPPAC Region is coordinated by a Regional Secretariat.

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RCSS is the Regional Secretariat for South Asia. It serves as the primary point of contact in South Asia for both regional network members and the broader GPPAC network.

Prof. Gamini Keerawella (Professor Emeritus), Executive Director of RCSS, is the Regional Representative (RR) of South Asia to the International Steering Group (ISG) of GPPAC. He acts as an advocate, ambassador, and where agreed, official representative of the regional network and represents the regional network at ISG meetings.

Ms. Priyanka Moonesinghe is the Regional Liaison Officer (RLO) for South Asia. She acts as a link between Regional and Global Secretariats and the network. She works in close collaboration with the RR and Regional Coordinator (Dr. Mallika Joseph) to support the functioning of the regional network, maintain close lines of communication with the Global Secretariat and perform a variety of other operational tasks.

GPPAC South Asia network's work and recent events are featured here: