The QPNWA annual consultation is a 7-day meeting of Quaker peacemakers representing more than 10 different agencies, primarily from the West African (but including Quakers connected to advocacy bodies outside of West Africa) to combine efforts for more effective and efficient peacebuilding activities on the African continent, and with a special mandate for the prevention of violent conflict. The proposed 7-day gatherings are to be held in West Africa yearly, with recommendation from the trustees. This is enthusiastically anticipated by the increasingly active network of Quaker peacemakers in Africa as an opportunity for further growth and development of the QPNWA mission.
It is hoped that this would become a gathering space where representatives of Quaker agencies and groups working on issues of peaceful prevention of violent conflict come together to share information, build relationships, collect thinking, gather lessons learned, and help shift our own understanding toward a paradigm of preventing, rather than reacting, to violent conflict. We want to not only oppose war but also offer constructive proposals for the practice and policymaking of peace. Through the network, we hope to positively impact the work of our individual organizations toward prevention. However, the network is not an organization with staff or a budget, and as such does not have operational capacity itself to carry out projects.
Minute from the Secong Annual Gathering 2nd-Annual-Gathering,-New-Yok.doc
Third Annual Gathering 3rd-Annual-Gathering,-Bujumbura.doc
Fourth Annual Gathering Fourth-Annual-Gathering,-Rwanda.doc
Sixth Annual Gathering 6th-Annual-Gathering,-Gitega,-Burundi.doc
Seventh Annua Gathering Seventh-Annual-Gathering,-Rwanda.doc