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Data Collection: “Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail”

By Alex Hamilton, GFP Oxford PhD scholar Collecting data properly is difficult. In theory, research must be organised, consistent and clear so that people can trust the results and reproduce them. But in reality, field researchers face complex challenges that limit the degree to which they can conform to the principles of well-conducted scientific research. The process of collecting the right data is about a balance … Continue reading Data Collection: “Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail”

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On listening: Field Notes from a Legal Perspective

By Seham Areff, Oxford Summer Field Researcher I always thought I was a good listener. As a (former) debater and a (current) lawyer, I need to be good at this, right? I need to be able to listen actively in order to tease out the truth. However, having spent this summer in Sarajevo as an Oxford Summer Field Researcher for Generations For Peace (GFP), I’ve … Continue reading On listening: Field Notes from a Legal Perspective

Saad and Edward with volunteers in KGZ

Expressing Ownership: Overcoming Programme Implementation Obstacles in Kyrgyzstan

By Saad Hafeez, Oxford Summer Field Researcher What helps people overcome challenges in transforming conflicts in their communities? At Generations For Peace (GFP), local volunteers train other community members and lead the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes aimed at transforming conflict in their own communities. This summer, I was commissioned by the Generations For Peace Institute (GFPI) to understand what problems volunteers face in … Continue reading Expressing Ownership: Overcoming Programme Implementation Obstacles in Kyrgyzstan

Sport for Peace and Development: a Spectrum and Typology

By Mark Clark, CEO This blog post delves a bit deeper into the field of Sport for Peace and Development (SPD), and describes a “Spectrum” and “Typology” which are useful to understand different types of SPD activities, and the clear positioning within them of the Sport For Peace activities implemented by Generations For Peace (GFP) volunteers. The “SPD Spectrum” SPD can be defined as: “the intentional use … Continue reading Sport for Peace and Development: a Spectrum and Typology

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Looking deeper: Examining Sources of School Violence in East Amman, Jordan

By Maria Seeley, GFP Oxford Summer Field Researcher In August 2014, Generations For Peace (GFP) was proud to celebrate the conclusion of the first year of GFP’s Violence in Schools programme in East Amman, which used Sport For Peace to deal with issues of bullying, disruptive behaviour and violent conflict. The final ceremony, held on 22 August, included Delegates and Pioneers, HQ staff, and a … Continue reading Looking deeper: Examining Sources of School Violence in East Amman, Jordan