Sustained Peace for Sustainable Cities

Aseel Zahran, Outreach Officer at Generations For Peace Institute, and Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace Today is World Cities Day. As the world’s population grows, so do rates of global urbanisation. With the number of people living in urban settings expected to reach 68% by 2050, an 18% increase from today, the challenges facing cities are ballooning. From increased pressure on transport … Continue reading Sustained Peace for Sustainable Cities

GFP Stories of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace United Nations Day 2018 marks the 73rd anniversary of the UN Charter’s entry into force and celebrates everything that the UN represents and has achieved since its establishment in 1945. Generations For Peace is proud to contribute to the UN Global Sustainability Goals (SDGs), set out by the United Nations 2030 Agenda. While our programming touches … Continue reading GFP Stories of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Connecting with People in the Field – Does It Matter?

By Wala Al-Smadi, Lead Pioneer and Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace Throughout my volunteering and my working experience, the field has always been the cornerstone of everything I do. Engaging directly with and working alongside people in the field is something I really enjoy: it has empowered me with life-changing experiences, left a great impact on my character and personality, and supported me in … Continue reading Connecting with People in the Field – Does It Matter?

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

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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