10 Years of Adaptiveness and Resilience in Nigeria

By Aseel Zahran, Outreach Officer at Generations For Peace 2018 marked 10 years since the launch of Generations For Peace’s Nigerian peacebuilding programmes. It all started in 2008 with a few volunteers in Kaduna State who wanted to address the breakdown in relations between their communities with a series of sport-based activities aimed at uniting young people from different ethnicities. As GFP looks back at … Continue reading 10 Years of Adaptiveness and Resilience in Nigeria

The Boiling Point of Violent Conflict

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer When longstanding conflict has existed and continued to build beneath the surface, it takes little to bring a simmering dispute to the boiling point of violent conflict. Farouk remembers being a young boy and watching this transition occur between the Konkomba and Nanumba ethnic tribes. The Guinea Fowl War was named after a seemingly simple dispute in early 1994 in … Continue reading The Boiling Point of Violent Conflict

The Borders We Cross

By Wala’ AlSmadi, Programmes Officer and Pioneer Facilitator at Generations For Peace, and Zakaria El Baba, Pioneer at Generations For Peace 68.5 million. That’s the number of forcibly displaced people across the globe who have fled their homes to escape violence and persecution, seeking safety, comfort, and home, oftentimes far from those they knew. Today, on International Migrants’ Day, we recognise migration as a courageous … Continue reading The Borders We Cross

The Power of Young People as Changemakers

By Mercia Takavarasha, Senior Programmes Officer and Pioneer Facilitator at Generations For Peace “The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm, and courage of the young people.” – Kailash Satyarthi The headmaster at … Continue reading The Power of Young People as Changemakers

Building Resilient Communities – International Volunteer Day 2018

With nearly 11,500 volunteers trained around the world, Generations For Peace is committed to and driven by volunteerism to help build peace and transform conflict from the grassroots. Through our volunteers, we have reached over 520,000 children, youth, and adults through our programmes. Today, on International Volunteer Day, we celebrate volunteerism’s ability to build resilient communities by sharing 5 stories of our own volunteers, in … Continue reading Building Resilient Communities – International Volunteer Day 2018