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

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Youth and Violent Extremism in the MENA Region

This blog is an excerpt from an article presented by Mark Clark, CEO of Generations For Peace, at the Forum on“The Role of Global Citizenship Education in Fostering Youth Peace Builders”, at UN Headquarters in New York, 10-11 September 2015. Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) has been an increasingly hot topic amongst Western governments, but its primary impact is not on rich Western countries: over 80% … Continue reading Youth and Violent Extremism in the MENA Region

Sport for Peace and Development: a Spectrum and Typology

By Mark Clark, CEO This blog post delves a bit deeper into the field of Sport for Peace and Development (SPD), and describes a “Spectrum” and “Typology” which are useful to understand different types of SPD activities, and the clear positioning within them of the Sport For Peace activities implemented by Generations For Peace (GFP) volunteers. The “SPD Spectrum” SPD can be defined as: “the intentional use … Continue reading Sport for Peace and Development: a Spectrum and Typology

It’s Almost Time to Say Goodbye!

The Refresher Workshop is quickly drawing to a close, but our volunteers are still focused and working hard. So what have we been up to since our last post? Let’s find out! Top updates: Yesterday our facilitators conducted intensive sessions such as Activities, Planning Model & Planning an Event. During this time volunteers refreshed their knowledge on the various GFP programme categories: Events, Trainings, and Ongoing … Continue reading It’s Almost Time to Say Goodbye!

The Basics of M&E

The morning of Day Seven of the 2014 Sochi Camp focused on the concept of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). Having already been introduced to several important monitoring concepts (to review these concepts click here), the Delegates were equipped for a more comprehensive discussion on conducting M&E. In the simplest terms, monitoring is the gathering of information to help you understand a given situation. For example, when … Continue reading The Basics of M&E