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

Embracing Diversity to Build Peace

By Hiba Antoun, Generations For Peace Volunteer and Pioneer Facilitator If values were described by colour, we would see a broad spectrum, ranging from one extreme to the other. When light passes through, these colours stand out, symbolising different interests. Being the youngest member of my family was challenging, especially since it was accompanied by low expectations of what I could achieve. As a result, … Continue reading Embracing Diversity to Build Peace

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The Challenges of Participation: Reflections on Generations For Peace’s Approach to Participatory Monitoring

By Sairah Yusuf, Senior Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Generations For Peace “Participation” has become a buzzword in the development and peace-building sector. Approaches to programme design, programme implementation, and programme monitoring and evaluation are increasingly expected to be less “top-down” and to instead ask for the input and involvement of members of local communities. There are a whole series of advantages to using participatory … Continue reading The Challenges of Participation: Reflections on Generations For Peace’s Approach to Participatory Monitoring

#IDSDP: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Generations For Peace would like to wish you a very happy International Day of Sport for Development and Peace! What is IDSDP you ask? Well let us tell you. On 23 August 2013, the United Nations General Assembly approved the establishment of an International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) to be celebrated 6 April each year. Today, 6 April, was selected in … Continue reading #IDSDP: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace