Localising UNSCR 2250: Lessons from the Kampala Youth Seminar

By Lindsay McClain Opiyo, Development and Partnerships Specialist at Generations For Peace Last November, I had the pleasure of participating in the World Federation of United Nations Associations’ (WFUNA) “Kampala Youth Seminar” in Uganda with two Generations For Peace Delegates. The seminar brought together over 80 youth from 13 countries to discuss how to promote and localise UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on youth, peace, and security. … Continue reading Localising UNSCR 2250: Lessons from the Kampala Youth Seminar

Abdiel Kude - GFP volunteer

I Could Have Become a Militant or Terrorist

By Abdiel Kude, Generations For Peace volunteer and facilitator There was a time when the only option I considered was identifying a militant or terrorist group I could join in Nigeria. Seriously, I really did contemplate stepping into that world – to do stuff. The idea would not leave my mind, and try as I might, it was stuck there for years. I felt the … Continue reading I Could Have Become a Militant or Terrorist

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

Defining Arts For Peace

By Nabila Hussein, Senior Knowledge, Education and Outreach Officer, Generations For Peace Institute Vehicles for peace building series (post no.2) The Arts For Peace approach to conflict transformation, used by Generations For Peace (GFP) volunteers to effect change in their communities, is one of five GFP vehicles for peace building alongside: sport, advocacy, dialogue and empowerment. Whilst GFP started as an organisation focused solely on … Continue reading Defining Arts For Peace