Through Shadrack’s Eyes: The Future of African Youth

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace “The world in 2 or 3 decades from now – by 2050 – will have over 1 billion youth. That’s the whole of India or China today!” It was a Thursday night, and our Generations For Peace headquarters in Amman had officially closed for the week. Most of my colleagues had gone home for the weekend, … Continue reading Through Shadrack’s Eyes: The Future of African Youth

Young Women are Shaping the Future of Peace Building

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace “On one hand, I am intelligent and an achiever, but on the other hand, I was disgusting and shameful.” Her lips curling into an uneasy smile that poses a striking antithesis to her resolved demeanour, Salma Bastimi confesses that her strong-willed personality has made growing up as a young girl in West Africa challenging. “The confusion … Continue reading Young Women are Shaping the Future of Peace Building

Piloting Dialogue For Peace: Addressing Political Violence in Accra, Ghana

By Love Calissendorff, Research Associate, Generations For Peace Institute Recognising the need for flexibility and innovation, GFP promotes a variety of programming – based in sport, arts, advocacy, dialogue or empowerment – granting volunteers the opportunity to carry out peace-building programmes that suit their contexts. This piece focuses on the Dialogue For Peace Programme (DPP) currently commencing in Accra, Ghana where dialogue was chosen as a … Continue reading Piloting Dialogue For Peace: Addressing Political Violence in Accra, Ghana

Piloting Dialogue For Peace: Research on Three Pilot Dialogue Programmes in Georgia, Ghana, and Macedonia

By Edward Beswick, Research Coordinator, Generations For Peace Institute In August 2015, Generations For Peace (GFP) held an international training offering local volunteers from Georgia, Ghana and Macedonia expertise on dialogue, one of the five GFP vehicles for peace building. GFP’s Dialogue For Peace Programme (DPP) involves carefully facilitated dialogue sessions with older youth and adults from different sides of the conflict divide, to deepen … Continue reading Piloting Dialogue For Peace: Research on Three Pilot Dialogue Programmes in Georgia, Ghana, and Macedonia