Shadi: a UNAOC Young Peacebuilder

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace Last month, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) hosted a week-long workshop in Amman in collaboration with Generations For Peace (GFP), hosting 20 young peacebuilders from 12 countries across the Middle East and North Africa region. Shadi was one of those peacebuilders. “You are different from them.” This is what Shadi had grown up hearing … Continue reading Shadi: a UNAOC Young Peacebuilder

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 … Continue reading Reflections on an Inclusive Way of Analysing Grass-Root Conflicts

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

Hana Jumah - GFP volunteer and facilitator

The Art of Facilitation…The Art of Learning

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 … Continue reading The Art of Facilitation…The Art of Learning

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