Reflections on an Inclusive Way of Analysing Grass-Root Conflicts

By Love Calissendorff, Research Specialist, Generations For Peace Institute Analysing conflicts is one of the most important aspects of implementing peace-building programmes. Understanding the conflict(s) and context(s) in which a programme is being implemented is crucial in order to ensure that it addresses the relevant issues. That being said, analysing conflicts can be both complicated and time consuming. There are also several different theoretical frameworks and … Continue reading Reflections on an Inclusive Way of Analysing Grass-Root Conflicts

Mercia at the GFPI Forum 2014

Do I Need to Be an Expert to Build Peace?

By Mercia Takavarasha, Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace I have always had a call to give back. But it was not until in 1996 when I began teaching in Mvuma, a small mining town in the Midlands province of Zimbabwe, that my volunteer streak was awakened. The mining community had people from poor economic and social backgrounds. My interaction was with mischievous students who … Continue reading Do I Need to Be an Expert to Build Peace?

Getting to Know Our Summer Field Researcher

Naomi Burnett, Summer Field Researcher, Generations For Peace As part of our partnership with the University of Oxford, Generations For Peace Institute (GFPI) recruited Naomi as our Summer Field Researcher for 2016. Naomi is working alongside GFPI staff to complete a research project focused on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). For more on this new addition to GFPI, please continue reading. My name is Naomi and I am … Continue reading Getting to Know Our Summer Field Researcher

Achieving a Life-Work-Volunteer Balance

By Tornike Chargeishvili, Generations For Peace volunteer and Pioneer Facilitator from Georgia Sometimes I say that I was born to be a volunteer. I started volunteering as far back as I can remember, following my inner call to action, and I have volunteered for many social activities and organisations, both on a local and on international level. Volunteering brings me so much fulfillment and I … Continue reading Achieving a Life-Work-Volunteer Balance

GFP volunteers and staff at AT15

The Family You Choose: A Global Community of Peace Builders

By Sanja Angelovska, Generations For Peace Volunteer and Pioneer Facilitator from Republic of Macedonia As a trained family and systematic counsellor, we are taught that we all function in the context of a family unit and that we are in some ways determined by it. I believe in family as a system; as such our belonging there is naturally given, even before we are born. The … Continue reading The Family You Choose: A Global Community of Peace Builders