Shadi: a UNAOC Young Peacebuilder

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace Last month, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) hosted a week-long workshop in Amman in collaboration with Generations For Peace (GFP), hosting 20 young peacebuilders from 12 countries across the Middle East and North Africa region. Shadi was one of those peacebuilders. “You are different from them.” This is what Shadi had grown up hearing … Continue reading Shadi: a UNAOC Young Peacebuilder

Hana Jumah - GFP volunteer and facilitator

The Art of Facilitation…The Art of Learning

By Hana Jumah, Generations For Peace volunteer and facilitator Have you noticed that people celebrate, eat, show their emotions and learn differently? This is all very normal and can be attributed to their age, educational backgrounds, learning styles, traditions and cultural norms. My journey as a volunteer facilitator with Generations For Peace (GFP) started four years ago. I believed that practicing facilitation, and passing on … Continue reading The Art of Facilitation…The Art of Learning

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

Defining Arts For Peace

By Nabila Hussein, Senior Knowledge, Education and Outreach Officer, Generations For Peace Institute Vehicles for peace building series (post no.2) The Arts For Peace approach to conflict transformation, used by Generations For Peace (GFP) volunteers to effect change in their communities, is one of five GFP vehicles for peace building alongside: sport, advocacy, dialogue and empowerment. Whilst GFP started as an organisation focused solely on … Continue reading Defining Arts For Peace

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The Challenges of Participation: Reflections on Generations For Peace’s Approach to Participatory Monitoring

By Sairah Yusuf, Senior Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Generations For Peace “Participation” has become a buzzword in the development and peace-building sector. Approaches to programme design, programme implementation, and programme monitoring and evaluation are increasingly expected to be less “top-down” and to instead ask for the input and involvement of members of local communities. There are a whole series of advantages to using participatory … Continue reading The Challenges of Participation: Reflections on Generations For Peace’s Approach to Participatory Monitoring