- Where – Uganda (Eastern Africa)
- Website – www.internationalministries.org/feature
- Contact Person – Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Buttry
- Email – email@example.com
- Address – 35/260A School Lane, Junja, Uganda
Areas of Expertise
The Pan-African Peace Network has expertise in a range of areas, including:
Main Aims and Objectives
The Pan-African Peace Network (PAP-NET) began in September 2013 after a Training of Conflict Transformation Trainers (TCTT) conducted by Dr. Daniel Buttry and sponsored by International Ministries of American Churches (USA).
PAP-NET is an organization that is primarily involved in the following, by order of preference.
- Training of trainers in conflict transformation and meditation at three levels;
- 1. Grassroots
- 2. Community leaders,
- 3. Corporate and political leaders
- Social action empowerment
- Creating empowerment opportunities which are transformative in nature with special focus on vulnerable groups like women and children.
Upholding the Principles of Conflict Transformation
PAP-NET upholds the principles of conflict transformation in a number of ways:
- PAP-NET teaches that conflict is a medium for development and growth when transformation is ongoing, achieved mostly through experiential education. PAP-NET included trauma healing package in a bid to cause transformation from the roots of particular conflicts.
- After trainings, PAP-NET establishs inland networks to help further the work started in order to increase sustainable engagement.
- PAP-NET believes that the main purpose of experiential education is to drive clients to the a positive cognitive direction and let them make their own discoveries that are applicable to their situations.
- In all PAP-NET’s modules, non-violence is the foundational brick. PAP-NET is also going beyond grassroots communities to have a taste on continental and intercontinental experience.
- PAP-NET receives more from the participants/actors and structures, at a ratio of 8:3, especially during trainings. PAP-NET does not seek to suppress voices neither hasten forgiveness as a means out of mediocrity. PAP-NET has thus developed tools to enable the facilitation of interests, consensus, decision making, to mention but a few.
- Usually PAP-NET looks beyond the physical symptoms of brokenness prior to taking decisions connected with conflict transformation. PAP-NET has learnt and still are learning from wonderful men and women around the world who are committed to the causes of peace and justice. PAPNET has been on a stride of making scholarships available for especially the young African peace makers, to further their career in conflict transformation. PAP-NET believes that this work is demanding, technical and should be done professionally by people who have felt the calling to lay down their lives for others.
Where and with Whom
From PAP-NET’s inception, the network covers three regions in Africa; East (Kenya and Uganda), West (Liberia and Nigeria) and Southern (Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe), plus Africans in the United Kingdom and United States.
- Uganda – Crossing Lines Africa, Anti Terrorism Coalition, Children of the Nations and Rahab Uganda, etc…
- Kenya – Peace and Reconciliation and Rehabilitation Initiative Kenya (PRARI), Gospel Peace Initiative Group, etc.
- Zambia – Baptist Concil of Zambia
- Zimbabwe – Tress for Peace etc…
- Liberia – Baptist Council of Liberia
- Nigeria – Peace & Reconciliation Initiative
- United States – International Ministries, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
Main Activities in the Field of Conflict Transformation
The Pan-African Peace Network’s main activities in the field of conflict transformation include:
- Training for Trainers among community based organizations;
- Mediation between parties in conflict;
- Social Action through empowerment projects.