Reflections on an inclusive way of analysing grass-root conflicts

By Love Calissendorff, Research Specialist, Generations For Peace Institute Analysing conflicts is one of the most important aspects of implementing peace-building programmes. Understanding the conflict(s) and context(s) in which a programme is being implemented is crucial in order to ensure that it addresses the relevant issues. That being said, analysing conflicts can be both complicated and time consuming. There are also several different theoretical frameworks and methodologies to navigate depending on the type and scope of the programme, which can be confusing when embarking on a conflict analysis. This piece will focus on… Read More

Da’esh Killed My Brother

By Richard Juilliart, Generations For Peace photographer and Sarah Squires, Senior Communications Officer Tunisia’s ‘Jasmine Revolution’ was triggered by the dire economic situation, corruption and political repression faced in the country. But it was the shocking death of Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old man, that inspired demands for reform. Mohamed, the sole provider for his family, was a fruit and vegetable seller but unable to obtain a permit, he was often forced to pay bribes to keep his livelihood going. The details of what followed are disputed to this day; however, on 17 December 2010,… Read More

Results of GFP’s PhD Project in Sri Lanka

By Alex Hamilton, Generations For Peace Oxford PhD Scholar In this blog, I am going to summarise the results of my PhD project in Sri Lanka, which was kindly funded and supported by Generations For Peace (GFP). It has taken me three and a half years to complete, and I am finally there! It is difficult to detail the level of support that I required at times throughout this process, and I am truly grateful for all who have blessed me with their assistance, patience and friendship. For the project, I evaluated a… Read More

Rethinking Our Session Evaluation Methods

Edward and GFP volunteers at AT16

By Edward Beswick, Research Coordinator, Generations For Peace Institute You are at a training, it is the end of a long day of an even longer week, you are tired, you have just sat through a two-hour long session full of theory, practice, and group work; increasingly your thoughts turn to dinner and your plans for the evening; the day seems to be finally over. But then, you are told you must evaluate the session you just sat through, and someone reminds you, once again, how important your feedback is… sound familiar?… Read More

Coffee, Tea, and Treasured Memories!

AT16 - GFP staff, volunteers and interns

Getting to Know GFPI’s Interns (CIEE) Ester Fang, Alexandra Turley, and Ash Malhotra, three university students from the United States, recently completed an internship with the Generations For Peace Institute (GFPI). They helped us out with a lot of different, important tasks, from a research project on Countering Violent Extremism to providing vital assistance at the recent Samsung Advanced Training 2016 (AT16). Their internship has come to end, but before they left us we asked them to tell us a little more about themselves so that we can share it with the… Read More