Local to National Peacebuilding Infrastructures for Peace
Broadcast on September 17, 2012
With Dr. Saul Arbess & Paul van Tongeren
Anthropologist and futurist dedicated to creating a new architecture of peace in Canada and the world Co-founder and Director, Canadian Department of Peace Initiative Hosted Global Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace, Victoria, 2006 Co-founder and Director, Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace (GAMIP) Former Member, National Board, Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest civil advocacy organization (2000-2005) Environmentalist, especially for temperate rain forest protection, globally, nationally and regionally
former Secretary-General of Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)
Paul van Tongeren established the European Centre for Conflict Prevention, publishing the 'People Building Peace' volumes. He was the convenor of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) which orgnized a conference on the role of civil society in peacebuilding at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in 2005 at the invitation of the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Paul was Secretary-General of GPPAC till 2010. In the past years, Paul has focused his attention on enhancing 'Infrastructures for Peace' internationally.