The overall purpose of R&D activities of GLCPD is to broaden the knowledge-base on peace and reconciliation, economic empowerment through natural resources and environmental findings leading to enhanced environment management and sustainable development of the regions – in its economic, social, and ecological aspects. This will be done by creating a platform for information and knowledge sharing between research community and policy-decision makers to discuss the major environmental and developmental issues the states are facing from time to time through workshops and seminars on specific topics of relevance from time to time for different.

GLCPD provides advisory services in wide array of areas from peace, social development, health, environment, food and nutrition security, biodiversity, forestry and agriculture to communities in the GLR.