GPPAC Peace Education and Conflict Resolution Education Working Group

Presented by: Jennifer Batton, Director, Global Issues Resource Center, Cuyahoga Community College, USA
Presented at: Sustainable Regional Education Efforts for Safer More Inclusive Communities Working Group, Heredia, Costa Rica
Date of Session: November 9 – 10, 2010

Session Description: GPPAC, the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, has five main program areas including: peace education and conflict resolution education, preventive action, dialogue and mediation, and human security. The Peace Education working group, which was represented at this meeting, focuses on five main goals: building the capacity of regional educators and practitioners, exchanging resources, promoting good practice and collaboration between NGOs and Ministries of Education, supporting exchanges between countries, and supporting and organizing regional conference. A brief overview of global initiatives is provided.