Uganda – “The Pearl of Africa”

By Vignesh Ramachandran, Communications Intern In 2012, Uganda was propelled into the international spotlight following a viral video and online campaign #Kony2012. It called for US intervention and global attention to the war crimes and child soldiers of Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Five years later, LRA forces have receded and global attention on Uganda has dissipated. But what has been … Continue reading Uganda – “The Pearl of Africa”

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Crossroads and Encounters

By Vignesh Ramachandran, Communications Intern Mafraq means crossroads, and it is at the crossroads of many things. Mafraq is this mixture of western town meets Mars-like desert, without all the colour. Its beige buildings seemingly melt into the pale brown desert background under the harsh summer sunlight. Its sparse population was once a trading post at the intersection of highways: Iraq in the east, Syria … Continue reading Crossroads and Encounters

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United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Sarah Squires, Senior Communications Officer at Generations For Peace Lebanon accommodates over one million registered Syrian refugees; however, the exact figure is estimated to be much more. The country has long played a major role in hosting refugees, dating back to 1948 when many Palestinians fled during the Arab-Israeli conflict. At present, the total number of registered Palestinian refugees living in the country is approximately … Continue reading United We Stand, Divided We Fall

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

Trust

By Mark Clark, CEO of Generations For Peace In April, I had the privilege of attending the Global Philanthropy Forum in Washington DC, focused on the theme of “Trust”. That theme seems particularly appropriate at this time. In January this year, the seventeenth annual edition of the Edelman “Trust Barometer”, which assessed levels of trust in 28 countries, revealed “the largest-ever drop in trust across the … Continue reading Trust