Generations For Peace

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Generations for Peace empowers, mentors and supports volunteers to be changemakers to create a better future in their own communities.

Founded by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan in 2007, Generations For Peace is a leading global non-profit peace-building organisation with its headquarters in Amman, Jordan.

They are dedicated to sustainable conflict transformation at the grass roots in communities, by promoting youth leadership, community empowerment, active tolerance, and responsible citizenship.  Generations for Peace is a volunteer movement, empowering, mentoring and supporting volunteers to be change-makers to create a better future in their own communities.

 

Main Achievements

 

Since 2007, GFP has trained and mentored more than 10,730 volunteer leaders of youth in 50 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. With our support, their ongoing programmes address local issues of conflict and violence, and have touched the lives of more than 499,397 children, youth and adults.  

They use sport as an entry point to engage with youth, and our carefully-facilitated sport-based games provide a vehicle for integrated education and behaviour change. Generations For Peace is the only peace-through-sport organisation officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee.

In addition to our sport-based approaches, they have also developed arts, advocacy, dialogue, and empowerment activities to support conflict transformation with children, youth, and adults in different contexts.

Generations For Peace has developed a unique curriculum and cascading model for training carefully-selected volunteer leaders of youth, and mentoring and supporting them to implement sustained activities for children, youth and adults to address issues of cultural and structural violence in their own community.  Contexts include: inter-tribal, inter-ethnic, and inter-religious violence; gender inequality; post-conflict trauma response, reconciliation and reintegration; exclusion of minorities including IDPs, refugees and people with a disability; and challenges of integration in multi-cultural societies. Conflict sensitivity, and the full participation and empowerment of girls and women, are integrated into our approach.

They are committed to robust measurement and evaluation of our programmes to support our learning and innovation, to identify best practices, and to demonstrate impact and sustainability. Our Generations For Peace Institute has partnerships with Georgetown University, the University of Oxford, and University of Western Cape. The research evidence shows programme outcomes and impacts which include: reductions in different forms of violence; increased capacity to manage conflict in non-violent ways; strengthened ability to break-out of cycles of violence; changes in attitudes and shattering of stereotypes; greater understanding, respect and trust between different tribes, ethnic groups, religions, genders, and minorities; strengthened social capital and social networks; empowerment of girls and women; greater volunteerism, youth engagement, and responsible citizenship.

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In addition to sport-based approaches, arts, advocacy, dialogue, and empowerment activities have also developed to support conflict transformation with children, youth, and adults in different contexts.

The organisation is committed to robust measurement and evaluation of our programmes to support our learning and innovation, to identify best practices, and to demonstrate impact and sustainability. The Generations For Peace Institute has partnerships with Georgetown University, the University of Oxford, and University of Western Cape, supporting field research of our programmes. The research evidence shows programme outcomes and impacts which include: reductions in different forms of violence; increased capacity to manage conflict in non-violent ways; strengthened ability to break-out of cycles of violence; changes in attitudes and shattering of stereotypes; greater understanding, respect and trust between different tribes, ethnic groups, religions, genders, and minorities; strengthened social capital and social networks; empowerment of girls and women; greater volunteerism, youth engagement, and responsible citizenship.

Generations For Peace is ranked “#30 in the Top 500 NGOs in the World" by Global Geneva (making them the second-highest-ranked peacebuilding NGO). Their ranking is based on an assessment of innovation, impact, and sustainability.

As well as governmental donor funding from Jordan, Norway and USA, the organisations has partnerships with several UN agencies and NGOs, within the Olympic Movement, and with companies in different sectors. Samsung is their largest commercial partner and has been a partner since 2008. Core administrative overheads are covered by a funding grant from the Jordan Olympic Committee, but the organisation relies on partners for programme costs.


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