The Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace (GAMIP) is a worldwide community of civil society campaigns, organizations, committed citizens, and government officials supporting the development of ministries and other infrastructures for peace (I4P).
GAMIP believes in strengthening the UN mission to establish international peace and security. GAMIP works with countries with established ministries and other infrastructures for peace to share best practices and support countries striving to develop a culture of peace.
MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY BOARD
DR. MIKE ABKIN
Following two years of service in the Peace Corps in Nigeria and then a 34-year career in systems analysis and simulation modeling for agricultural development and air transportation, Michael Abkin changed career to working for personal and cultural transformation for a culture of peace. He currently serves as trustee of the National Peace Academy, on the Leadership Council of the Elders Action Network, on the advisory council of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace, and on the volunteer staff of Nine Gates Mystery School. Mike enjoys time with family, traveling in the world, walking in nature, and musing in prose and poetry.
DR. DOT MAVER
Dr Dot Maver is an educator and peacebuilder whose keynote is inspiring cooperation on behalf of the common good. Dot is a co-founder of the Global Silent Minute, the National Peace Academy USA, Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace, and the Seven Ray Institute. Dot also served as founding executive director of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. She is co-author of the book Conscious Education: The Bridge to Freedom; is a Fellow with the World Business Academy; a board member with Lifebridge Foundation and Garden of Light; and serves on the International Cities of Peace Advisory Council, the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence Advisory Board, and is an advisor for Compassion Games and a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle.
From 2005–2007 Dot served as founding Executive Director of The Peace Alliance and Campaign for a US Department of Peace, and prior to that she was the National Campaign Manager for Kucinich for President 2004. In the world of fast-pitch softball Dr. Dot is known for her revolutionary fast-pitch hitting technique, The Maver Method: Secrets of Hitting Success.
MS ANNE CRETER
Anne Creter, MSW is a retired protective services Licensed Social Worker and long-time “global to local” Peace Advocate. Her United Nations NGO affiliations as a representative of “Peace Through Unity” and “May Peace Prevail on Earth International” enabled her to serve GAMIP as UN Liaison since its 2006 Canada Summit, when the initiative for passage of a UN “Infrastructure for Peace” Resolution was born. Anne has led the GAMIP UN Committee through most Summits and was active on the Board. She is a founding member of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace at the UN and International Lead for the U.S. Peace Alliance “Department of Peacebuilding” Committee. Locally, she is involved in grassroots “peace” politics and has long led her community Peace Pole Coalition raising awareness about the Culture of Peace.
“Love for peace is not enough. Beyond it we need a vision of peace, a science of peace, a strategy for peace and innumerable actions for peace.” Robert Muller (“Philosopher of the UN”)