CECORE is the regional secretariat for the GPPAC-Eastern and Central Africa regional network. The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is a global member-led network of civil society organizations (CSOs) who actively work on conflict prevention and peace building. GPPAC consists of fifteen regional networks of local organizations across the world with their own priorities, character and agenda. These regional networks are represented in an International Steering Group, which jointly determines GPPAC’s global priorities and actions for its conflict prevention and peace building work. GPPAC’s mission is to promote a global shift in peace building from solely reacting to conflict to preventing conflicts from turning violent. GPPAC does this through multi-actor collaboration and local ownership of strategies for peace and security. GPPAC aims to achieve greater national, regional and global synergy in the field of conflict prevention and peace building, and to strengthen the role of local members in the regions affected by conflict.