Who We Are

The Great Lakes Institute of Peace Studies (GLIPSS) is an independent peace and conflict research and training institute based in Gulu City, Northern Uganda. The institute was established to prevent and resolve violent conflicts in the region.

Our Vision

To be a leading and preferred institute for training and research in peace and conflict resolution in Africa.

Our Mission

To provide globally recognized capacity for peacebuilders through training and research to prevent and resolve violent conflicts in Africa.

Our Core Values

  • Commitment to our work
  • Collaboration and partnership
  • Professionalism and excellence
  • Integrity, transparency and accountability
  • Learning from our work and those of others
  • Sustainability of our work

Legal Status

The Great Lakes Institute of Peace Studies is registered and incorporated under Section 18(3) of the Companies Act 2012. Our Registration Number is 80020001256662.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of 05 members with vast experience and expertise in peacebuilding and conflict resolution, education, law, social sciences and development. The Directors have worked with regional and international civil society organizations, academic institutions, government and international institutions for more than ten years.

Management Team

Our management team consists of qualified and experienced staff in the field of peace and conflict resolution, education, laws, development studies, international relations, human rights, democracy and governance, and humanitarian protection.

The management team consists of Executive Director, Head of Trainings, Head of Research, Training Associates, Research Associates, Partnership Development Officer, Finance Manager, Administrative Assistant, Driver, and a Guard.

Advisory Team

The Board of Directors and Management Team are supported by national, regional and international advisors who provide advisory and technical assistance to the organization. The advisors are drawn from academic institutions, civil society organizations, Rotary International, government and international institutions, and United Nations.


Plot 10 Lagony Road,
Gulu Municipality
P.O Box 376, Gulu, Uganda

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