Saad and Edward with volunteers in KGZ

Expressing Ownership: Overcoming Programme Implementation Obstacles in Kyrgyzstan

By Saad Hafeez, Oxford Summer Field Researcher What helps people overcome challenges in transforming conflicts in their communities? At Generations For Peace (GFP), local volunteers train other community members and lead the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes aimed at transforming conflict in their own communities. This summer, I was commissioned by the Generations For Peace Institute (GFPI) to understand what problems volunteers face in … Continue reading Expressing Ownership: Overcoming Programme Implementation Obstacles in Kyrgyzstan

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Looking deeper: Examining Sources of School Violence in East Amman, Jordan

By Maria Seeley, GFP Oxford Summer Field Researcher In August 2014, Generations For Peace (GFP) was proud to celebrate the conclusion of the first year of GFP’s Violence in Schools programme in East Amman, which used Sport For Peace to deal with issues of bullying, disruptive behaviour and violent conflict. The final ceremony, held on 22 August, included Delegates and Pioneers, HQ staff, and a … Continue reading Looking deeper: Examining Sources of School Violence in East Amman, Jordan

A Day with His Royal Highness

On the final day of the Advanced Training, focus was placed on future GFP programmes. The Pioneers took turn raising and discussing possible obstacles to the implementation of successful programmes. Examples of such obstacles included insufficient human resources, collective action problems, and external circumstances such as national unrest. Simultaneously, the Pioneers also discussed how these challenges could be overcome. Examples of such solutions included mentoring … Continue reading A Day with His Royal Highness

The Best Things about Home

By Edward Beswick, Research Coordinator, Generations For Peace Institute For today’s blog post I wanted to find out a little bit more about the Pioneers and the countries they are from. The diversity of cultures present at Advanced Training has certainly been a highlight for me. So I decided to ask some more questions about the countries participants are from, the foods they love, and … Continue reading The Best Things about Home

Advancing Monitoring and Evaluation: Building on the Basics

The first sessions of today were very focused on participatory monitoring and evaluation. This vital component of GFP programming is something most of the participants at the Advanced Training had previously requested more in-depth knowledge of. Working in countries from Europe, Africa, and Asia, the sheer variety of experiences provides huge potential for horizontal learning. For that reason, today’s sessions consisted both of vertical learning, … Continue reading Advancing Monitoring and Evaluation: Building on the Basics