The Art of Facilitation…The Art of Learning

Hana Jumah - GFP volunteer and facilitator

By Hana Jumah, Generations For Peace volunteer and facilitator Have you noticed that people celebrate, eat, show their emotions and learn differently? This is all very normal and can be attributed to their age, educational backgrounds, learning styles, traditions and cultural norms. My journey as a volunteer facilitator with Generations For Peace (GFP) started four years ago. I believed that practicing facilitation, and passing on the knowledge and skills gained throughout my volunteering journey, could help lead positive change and transform conflict in communities that suffer from destructive violence. Facilitation Facilitation is… Read More

Piloting Dialogue For Peace: Addressing Political Violence in Accra, Ghana

By Love Calissendorff, Research Associate, Generations For Peace Institute Recognising the need for flexibility and innovation, GFP promotes a variety of programming – based in sport, arts, advocacy, dialogue or empowerment – granting volunteers the opportunity to carry out peace-building programmes that suit their contexts. This piece focuses on the Dialogue For Peace Programme (DPP) currently commencing in Accra, Ghana where dialogue was chosen as a means to address the unique conflict within that context. Along with Georgia and the Republic of Macedonia, Ghana is one of three locations where DPPs are underway…. Read More

Defining Arts For Peace

By Nabila Hussein, Senior Knowledge, Education and Outreach Officer, Generations For Peace Institute Vehicles for peace building series (post no.2) The Arts For Peace approach to conflict transformation, used by Generations For Peace (GFP) volunteers to effect change in their communities, is one of five GFP vehicles for peace building alongside: sport, advocacy, dialogue and empowerment. Whilst GFP started as an organisation focused solely on Sport For Peace, and still remains the only peace-through-sport organisation officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee, it has since added arts to its repertoire. So why… Read More

Piloting Dialogue For Peace: Research on Three Pilot Dialogue Programmes in Georgia, Ghana and Macedonia

By Edward Beswick, Research Coordinator, Generations For Peace Institute In August 2015, Generations For Peace (GFP) held an international training offering local volunteers from Georgia, Ghana and Macedonia expertise on dialogue, one of the five GFP vehicles for peace building. GFP’s Dialogue For Peace Programme (DPP) involves carefully facilitated dialogue sessions with older youth and adults from different sides of the conflict divide, to deepen their own understanding of each other, support empowerment shifts, and help transform existing conflict in their communities. Following the August 2015 training, GFP volunteers are piloting DPPs… Read More

Sport For Peace

GFP programme participant

By Mark Clark, CEO, Jadranka Stikovac Clark, Director, Generations For Peace Institute, and Julia Kent, Director, Donor & Partner Communications The Sport For Peace approach to conflict transformation used by Generations For Peace (GFP) volunteers in their communities is one of five vehicles for peace building: Sport; Arts; Advocacy; Dialogue; and Empowerment For Peace. We will be sharing other blog posts on each of the other vehicles for peace building soon. Sport is part of our “DNA”! GFP was founded in 2007 as a pilot initiative of the Jordan Olympic Committee to use… Read More