The Great Lakes Agency for Peace and Development International (GLAPD Int.) is a not-for-profit, non-religious and non-political humanitarian agency that aims to promote peace, harmony and development among refugees and migrants from the Great Lakes regions of Africa, locally, in Australia and internationally.
GLAPD Int. was established by members of the Congolese, Rwandan, Burundian and Ugandan communities living in Australia. Our vision is to build peace and development and make a positive impact on those who have been through tough situations and who are living in insecurity, fear and trauma.
We work in partnership to create positive changes that:
- Promote peace and solve conflict between ethnic groups
- Build trust and mutual understanding between local populations
- Research the needs of the population of the Great Lakes and report to concerned agencies
Refugees and migrants from the Great Lakes region of Africa.
GLAPD Int. works in partnership with government agencies and other organisations to run programs and projects that make positive changes in the lives of targeted community groups, including:
- Settlement Services Program
- Rural resettlement program
- Career development project
- Dialogue for Peace initiative
- Participatory photography and storytelling
- Community Language School
- Initiation of research in community issues
Our initiatives include engaging with communities in Australia to promote greater understanding of and support for our refugee communities, promote harmony and neighbourliness through Get-Together Harmony Day, promote social inclusion and social cohesion through the Great Lakes Sports Gala, provide rural and regional resettlement, provide opportunities for learning about each other’s cultures, and provide settlement assistance to support new arrivals of refugees and migrants from the Great Lakes region of Africa.
Great Lakes Agency for Peace and Development International
Business hours: Monday and Thursday 9am to 4pm
Head office address: Suite 4, 1 The Crescent, Fairfield NSW 2165
Postal address: PO Box 887 Fairfield NSW 2165
Telephone: (02) 9723 8865