TransConflict is pleased to provide an update on the work of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation (GCCT), which is comprised of organizations committed to upholding and implementing the Principles of Conflict Transformation.
Since its establishment, the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation has progressed on a number of fronts:
- The GCCT now has over 120 member organizations from a host of places, including Iraq, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, South Sudan,Palestine and Sri Lanka, with new applications for membership being received on an almost weekly-basis. The Coalition has recently been delighted to welcome members from Syria and Libya, respectively.
- TransConflict has, to date, published eight editions of the GCCT newsletter, which is designed to a) share information about the work of the GCCT and its members to a wider audience, and b) to strengthen co-operation and co-ordination between GCCT members themselves and with other interested parties.
- Earlier this year, TransConflict launched a new initiative, entitled ‘Collaborative Conflict Transformation’, which lays the foundations for collaborative conflict transformation by facilitating the sharing of perspectives on specific conflicts. TransConflict recently presented the first contributions from the CCT initiative, providing a thorough overview of all aspects of conflict in Uganda.
- Over 1,000 people have signed the Principles of Conflict Transformation Declaration, contributing to awareness raising about conflict transformation amongst peacebuilding practitioners, academics, students and enthusiasts alike.
In light of this progress to date, TransConflict welcomes your suggestions for how we can continue to strengthen the work and relevance of the GCCT. In this regard, we are particularly keen:
- To strengthen the ‘Collaborative Conflict Transformation’ initiative, both by attracting additional contributors to on-going collaborations in Kosovo,Bosnia-Herzegovina, Northern Ireland and Uganda, whilst establishing new collaborations in suitable contexts.
- To continue to grow the GCCT through new members, with a target of securing eight organizations in each territory, whilst branching-out into new contexts such as the Central African Republic.
- To secure more analysis and insight from members of the GCCT, particularly on the specific areas and approaches of their work, in order to further enhance exchanges of information, knowledge and ideas.
To share your ideas and suggestions for how the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation can be further expanded and strengthened, please do not hesitate to leave a comment below or contact us by using the on-line contact form, available by clicking here.