The Ups and Downs of Mobile Data Collection

By Sairah Yusuf, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Generations For Peace Institute Since May 2016, Generations For Peace (GFP) has used mobile-based data collection methods to survey close to 3500 people across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region – 1241 from 10 communities in Lebanon, 1274 across 24 school-based locales in Jordan, and 1073 across 3 governorates in Tunisia. For the organisation, this has been … Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Mobile Data Collection

Edward and GFP volunteers at AT16

Rethinking Our Session Evaluation Methods

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. … Continue reading Rethinking Our Session Evaluation Methods

Reflections on the Alliance for Peacebuilding 2016 Annual Conference

By Generations For Peace Institute In May 2016, GFP staff Nabila Hussein and Sairah Yusuf travelled to Washington, D.C. to attend the 2016 Annual Conference of the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP). This conference, entitled, “Next Gen Peace” brought together academics, practitioners, decision-makers and philanthropists from across the broader field of peace building. The following is a reflection on their experience: What is the Alliance for … Continue reading Reflections on the Alliance for Peacebuilding 2016 Annual Conference

SY and NGR Volunteers

The Challenges of Participation: Reflections on Generations For Peace’s Approach to Participatory Monitoring

By Sairah Yusuf, Senior Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Generations For Peace “Participation” has become a buzzword in the development and peace-building sector. Approaches to programme design, programme implementation, and programme monitoring and evaluation are increasingly expected to be less “top-down” and to instead ask for the input and involvement of members of local communities. There are a whole series of advantages to using participatory … Continue reading The Challenges of Participation: Reflections on Generations For Peace’s Approach to Participatory Monitoring

Advanced Training 2015 - Volunteers

Improving Participation: Feedback from the Field on Generations For Peace’s Evaluation Model

By Edward Beswick, Research Coordinator, Generations For Peace Institute Generations For Peace (GFP) is a volunteer-led, peace-building organisation dedicated to sustainable conflict transformation at the grassroots in communities across Africa, Asia, and Europe. During the last week of November 2015, we at GFP hosted an Advanced Training for 39 volunteers from ten countries. This Training was aimed at further improving volunteers’ peace-building skills, and sharing … Continue reading Improving Participation: Feedback from the Field on Generations For Peace’s Evaluation Model