WHO WE ARE
GLPI is a bilingual (French and English) training institute that offers high quality intensive courses on peacebuilding, conflict transformation, trauma healing, and organizational and community development to peace and development practitioners from the African Great Lakes Region, and worldwide.
Founded in 2004, GLPI offers several course modules and training sessions facilitated by a roster of experienced international faculty who have wide range of peacebuilding skills and experiences and who apply participatory, interactive, and creative teaching methods to stimulate meaningful learning and listening environments among the participants.
MISSION, VISION AND OBJECTIVES
GLPI envisions to make the African Great Lakes Region a space where a culture of sustainable, solidarity and harmonious development reigns.
In order to achieve this vision, GLPI commits in a mission to bring the peacebuilders in the region closer together by strengthening their capacities, sharing best practices, and exchanging experiences through theoretical and practical courses in the spirit of building a supportive and active networks of change agents.
Specifically, GLPI aims to realize the following objectives:
• Promote high quality trainings for peacebuilders in the African Great Lakes Region;
• Create platforms for exchanging and sharing experiences and ideas about peacebuilding in the region; and
• Build a network of peacebuilders in the region.
GLPI is guided by the following principles and core values:
Culture of learning. We encourage the willingness to learn from each other.
Non-violence. We are committed to promoting a culture of peace in our region by using non-violent methods, tools and techniques.
Mutual Respect. As GLPI brings together people from different backgrounds and cultures, we advocate for the acceptance of others as creatures of God.
Solidarity. Facing the same problems and common challenges, we encourage mutual support and collaboration in order to establish sustainable peace in our region.
OUR FOUNDING PARTNERS
Ministry for Peace and Reconciliation under the Cross (MIPAREC)
Friends Peace House
Conseil pour la Paix et Reconciliation (COPARE)
US and Canada
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)