Trauma’s Transformation to Peacebuilding

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace The walls of the tiny cell shook as grenades exploded outside the confines of the local police station where Alpha and his family hid for the better part of two days. It was April 2, 1994. 24 hours earlier, at 6pm on April 1, the small township of Masingbi in the centre of Sierra Leone fell … Continue reading Trauma’s Transformation to Peacebuilding

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

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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