The Meeting of Minds – GFPI Forum Day 1

By Edward Beswick, Research Coordinator, Generations For Peace Institute and Love Calissendorff, Research Associate, Generations For Peace Institute The inaugural Generations For Peace Institute Forum began today at the organisation’s headquarters in Amman, Jordan. The purpose of this GFPI Forum is to unpack community-based peace-building measures and explain Generations For Peace’s approach. The Forum focuses on how GFP uses sport to transform conflict and build peace. … Continue reading The Meeting of Minds – GFPI Forum Day 1

Advancing our Training: What have We Learnt?

By Edward Beswick, Research Coordinator, Generations For Peace Institute It is the final day of Advanced Training 2014 and I decided to devote the last blog post to finding out what people had gained from the experience. Starting this evening, participants will be travelling back to their communities full of fresh ideas and new knowledge. I wanted to find out what they had learnt and … Continue reading Advancing our Training: What have We Learnt?

Advancing Monitoring and Evaluation: Building on the Basics

The first sessions of today were very focused on participatory monitoring and evaluation. This vital component of GFP programming is something most of the participants at the Advanced Training had previously requested more in-depth knowledge of. Working in countries from Europe, Africa, and Asia, the sheer variety of experiences provides huge potential for horizontal learning. For that reason, today’s sessions consisted both of vertical learning, … Continue reading Advancing Monitoring and Evaluation: Building on the Basics

The Art of Planning and Design

During the 3rd day of the Generations For Peace Samsung Advanced Training 2014, focus was placed on the planning and implementation of peace-building programmes. The GFP Pioneers constitute a large base of knowledge when it comes to the management of sport-based and art-based peace-building programmes. Thus, horizontal learning between the Pioneers present – and in particular the sharing of their diverse experiences – is crucially important … Continue reading The Art of Planning and Design

Breaking the Ice: Sharing Successes and Challenges

Today is the first day of the 4th Generations For Peace Samsung Advanced Training in Amman, Jordan. As mentioned in a previous post, this is an opportunity for horizontal learning between the GFP volunteers from across 11 countries, as well as for GFP to learn from our volunteers working on the ground. Being the first day, a lot of focus was placed on the participants, … Continue reading Breaking the Ice: Sharing Successes and Challenges