How We Work

We mainstream prevention and promote good governance and human dignity by helping government, religious and cultural leadership, and civil society organizations be accountable, participatory, responsive, and inclusive. GAPS prides itself on bringing stakeholders together to have inclusive dialogue on how to address and coordinate response to sensitive issues. We achieve this by offering a variety of outstanding services that promote representative and just processes, dialogue, collaboration, and durable relationships within and between sectors. In addition, we provide evidence to explicate the interdependence of societal elements and cross-cutting effects of various issues to justify cooperation and avoid duplication. Our services include:

  • Research and reporting
  • Fact finding and information gathering
  • Dialogue facilitation and participatory program development
  • Mediation and multi-party negotiation services
  • Shuttle diplomacy and strategic trust building
  • On-site training and interactive workshops
  • Assessments and bench-marking
  • Program and policy development
  • Participatory action plan development
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Development of strategy proposals for early warning and effective response (with a focus on atrocity crimes prevention)
  • Facilitating dialogue and participatory strategy development for strengthening transitional justice mechanisms (with a focus on community level approaches)

We are always looking to find new methods for engaging individuals and enhancing our prevention agenda. Our team comprises local, national, and international scholars and practitioners who focus on Uganda. GAPS also collaborates with key local and international partners to:

  • Deconstruct, define, and redefine governance, peace, security, and justice
  • Make use of and build on existing resources and mechanisms
  • Capture and share local, sub-regional, national, and regional lessons learned
  • Merge areas of expertise and diversify perspectives
  • Develop and implement innovative practical tools
  • Makes use of respected leaders, elders, and at-risk stakeholders
  • Implement sustainable, culturally relevant, and self-developed models to promote peace
  • Develop a network of individuals driven by a passion for peace and unity

At GAPS, we also make use of virtual and artistic tools to mainstream prevention including music, film, dance, social media, and poetry.