ACCORD/TfP attended the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Workshop and Working Group on Human Security Meeting at The Hague from 9-11 October 2017. The workshop aimed at evaluating the impact of the Handbook on Human Security that was published in 2015. The primary objective of the workshop was to bring together civil society trainers that had tried and tested the Handbook on Human Security with those looking to familiarise themselves with its content for future use.
It is against this backdrop that the Improving Practice Working Group was set up this year to develop GPPAC training capacities and partnerships within and beyond the network. Participants representing civil society and academics from around the world discussed different approaches to security, State-Society Relations, and local ownership and community engagement. Participants also discussed approaches and guidelines for contextualising training materials and their dissemination.
Participants from different regions (Africa, America, Asia and Europe) each presented and elaborated on challenges they face when training people in the field on Human Security. They also noted positive outcomes on the ground in terms of local ownership and engagement for peace, dialogue and stability. They all decided to coordinate their efforts in order to promote Peace and Conflict resolution education, Gender-sensitive approaches and civil-military coordination for human security.
The Training for Peace Programme at ACCORD is an initiative funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
ACCORD/TfP, as member of the GPPAC’s International Steering Group and Southern Africa region, was represented by Kitenge Fabrice Tunda.