AJO’s Membership in Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) Working Group – GPPAC

AJO has recently become member of the PVE working group by Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC). This working group is a thematic WG working on Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE). This working group is being coordinated by the South Asia Secretariat of GPAAC. The working group functions through two componants. The first compoanant will develop training curriculum on PVE based on human security cases, dialog and peace education and the second component will be for the group members to share experiences with each other.
The action learning approach of this working group enable knowledge exchange as well as knowledge aggregation for the purposes of (internal) capacity development and (external) advocacy and engagement. This can be achieved by:
- Building on collective strengths, capacities and connections
- capitalising on the diversity of GPPAC’s membership
- Linking theory and practice, and
- Translating the relevance of local experience to global policy and vice versa.
The first meeting of the PVE working group was conducted in September 2017 and around 12 countries participated in the virtual meeting including:
AJO from Afghanistan, Research Centre for Defense and Security/Serbia,  Nansen Dialogue Centre/Serbia, GPPAC Western Balkans, FTI/Kyrgyzstan,  GPPAC Central Asia, WANEP/Ghana and West-Africa,  RCSS/Sri Lanka,
GPPAC South-Asia, GPPAC Global Secretariat, Peacebuild/Canada, PPM/Lebanon, AfP/USA.
The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is a global member led network of civil society organisations (CSOs) who actively work on conflict prevention and peacebuilding. The network consists of fifteen regional networks of local organisations with their own priorities, character and agenda. These regional networks are represented in an International Steering Group, which jointly determines our global priorities and actions for our conflict prevention and peacebuilding work.