Team members conduct research and studies that are peer reviewed by experts in the field. Members also participate in various national, regional and global fora as experts to share their knowledge and research reports.
Keeping Our Communities Safe: A Preliminary Look at Gun Related Violence in Guyana 2010
Advocacy is a key component of our engagement with communities, local and national governments. This allows team members to partner with likeminded individuals and organisations on a range of socio-economic, cultural and political issues. Including those related to the protection of individual human rights, particularly the right to liberty and security and freedom from fear.
Participated in 3rd Regional Preparatory Negotiations Workshop on the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) as a member of CDRAV with over 40 diplomats, representatives of government, and CARICOM IMPACS held in Kingstown, under the auspices of the Governments of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Australia. The meeting in Kingstown allowed CARICOM member states to reach consensus on negotiation positions and strategies leading up to the Diplomatic Conference that took place in New York in July 2012 to negotiate a global Arms Treaty.
P4PD encouraged the Guyana mission In New York and Foreign Service in Georgetown to provide a statement to Third Preparatory Committee Meeting (PrepCom) on the Arms Trade Treaty commences at the United Nations, New York. The focus of the Third PrepCom was largely on implementation of the global Arms Trade Treaty.
Caribbean Coalition for Development and Reduction in Armed Violence in collaboration with the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACs) and Project Ploughshares hosted a Firearms Legislation Roundtable event on April 18-19, 2011 at the Almond Bay Conference Centre in Barbados. As a member and national advocate of the coalition P4PD attended this meeting of CARICOM foreign officers.
Second Regional Workshop on the Negotiations for the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, in Port of Spain Trinidad. The Workshop, which was jointly hosted, by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, the Government of Australia and the CDRAV from 31st January to 1st February 2011 was attended by CARICOM representatives, state officials from both capital and UN missions, as well as representatives of Civil Society Organizations including P4PD.
P4PD held public forum held at the National Library on the 13th October 2010 to present findings and recommendations of a three-year long study conducted by P4PD team. The research highlighted the social challenges resulting from the misuse of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) in Guyana. There was a safe public space for discussion and all major media houses were in attendance. It encouraged all stakeholders to have discourse on the subject matter to find simple solutions that would work and are sustainable. In the broader sense the aim of the forum was to provide recommendations for collective action against the growing trend of proliferation and misuse of arms in the country.
As a member of CDRAV, a representative from P4PD attended the Preparatory Regional Workshop on Negotiations for Arms Trade Treaty in Port of Spain, Trinidad July 5-6, 2010 to decide on a regional strategy for CARICOM at the UN PrepCom II.
P4PD undertakes research, advocacy and new initiatives in community development. We also aim to engage to public and policy-makers through dissemination of research and discussions of new and emerging perspectives.
Community Development is informed by community-based research and assessment to understand the community before work is initiated:
Building from Success and Positive Deviance in Annandale and Buxton is an initiative designed to continue the search for positive deviance that exists intra and inter-community experiences that could be amplified or customized for community development in places with recurring challenges. The community’s involvement in identification, design, supply of resources for implementation and monitoring of the initiatives with P4PD walking alongside them, makes this intervention different from other types of project that start off with an ‘outsiders’ prescription
Led a community participatory survey research on the ‘barricade” between Annandale and Buxton from November 2011 get a better sense of views about the ‘barricades’ and its impact on inter-community relations. The survey also searched for positive deviance and identified experiences that offer hope for change in the near future.
Community Resource Mapping was convened and conducted in the communities of Annandale/Eastville and Buxton/Friendship. The CRM attempted to establish an inventory of assets and positive community action that could be mobilized by community members for lasting change. The aim of the exercise was to encourage community members to build on the past successes and with resources already available in their communities.
Partners for Peace and Development keeps abreast with peace and development research and practice through sharing and learning from experiences regional and global organisations and groups who are engaged in trying to make a better life for people who live in societies in need economic, political and social change.
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