Dr. Nagasura T. Madale, a cultural anthropologist, said it is important to strengthen peace education and start it among the young to prevent, in the longer term, the growth of violent extremism especially in areas of the country vulnerable to inroads by Islamic State-linked militants.
- 30th Jul 2017
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From 3 to 8 July 2017, the Gambian National Commission for UNESCO gathered more than 200 young people from all regions of the country and their teachers, for a weeklong training where participants adopted a Declaration calling youth organizations and national authorities for actions in favour of the integration of Global Citizenship Education and Education for Sustainable Education into the education system.
A three-day Colloquium in Kigali in February brought together academics and practitioners in and around the field of peace education to share concepts, methods and means of measuring impact, contributing to a stronger evidence base for the effectiveness of peace education.
Educators learn how restorative justice can shift discipline from punishment to transformation at two-day ‘academy’
The EMU hosted academy seeks to provide the educational community with principals and practices to create just and equitable learning environments that foster healthy relationships and transform conflict.
Peace Channel organized a day programme at Trinity High School, Thahekhu Village Dimapur on the 6th May 2017. The purpose of the training was to capacitate the students to learn how to intervene in conflict situations in their own way in family, community and institutional conflicts when it happens.
Conference on the role of Kashmiri women: “Educating Women for Peace and Democracy – a South Asian Perspective”
A two-day international conference on the role of Kashmiri women titled “Educating Women for Peace and Democracy – a South Asian Perspective” was held from May 10 to 11 at European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
Nearly 50 practitioners, activists, educators, trainers, funders, and researchers in the peacebuilding field gathered at George Mason University’s Point of View Retreat Center to explore “Innovating in Challenging Times: Building an Infrastructure for Supporting Peace.” The aim of the gathering was to identify knowledge, resources, and innovation opportunities to advance solutions that address current and future challenges, taking a proactive approach to peacebuilding.
The pilot application of the joint education project IMAGINE was successfully completed on June 2, 2017. The pilot, supported by the United Nations, took place in May with the participation of 160 primary school children ages 9-12, coming from 4 Turkish Cypriot and 4 Greek Cypriot schools.
As part of the build-up to the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, the last week of May 2017 saw the launch of the Peace Education Festival. This five-day event, on 27-31 May, has been jointly organized by the Pyeongchang 2018 Organizing Committee (POCOG) and the Gangwon Provincial Office of Education (GPOE).
The Peace Reconciliation and Conflict Resolution Foundation of Gambia organized a day-long orientation and sensitization workshop for new members on the theme the “Role of Peace Education in a Secular Society, The Gambia Experience.”
A Youth Peace Conference was held at Sandy Spring Friends School in Sandy Spring, MD. The conference brought together students from the school and neighboring schools to focus on the “Intersectionality of ‘Isms.’” “Peace Entrepreneurship” was amongst the workshops offered.
International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) Pakistan held its first meeting at Islamabad Club under the Chairmanship of Dr. N. M Larik, chancellor of IAEWP for Pakistan.
The World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku provided a unique platform to share experiences and vision for the promotion and building of peace, ensuring human security, peace and sustainable development. Education for peace was highlighted amongst approaches explored.
A Model for Engaging Students in Nonviolent Action: Diversity, Oppression, Nonviolence, and Engagement
The City of Rockville (MD) Human Rights Commission’s annual Diversity Leadership Workshop was held on Saturday, April 29. In the past, the program had focused on diversity leadership. However, this year at the request of students, the focus was on looking at the role of engagement and activism and retitled “Leadership for Action.”
Virginia Tech’s Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention hosted “Cultivating Peace: A Student Research Symposium on Violence Prevention” from April 20-21 at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, VA. Nearly 20 students presented their work.
Ali Ouattara’s work as an activist began while he was a high school student in the 1970s. During his time at Amnesty International – Ivory Coast, he has developed a real passion for public awareness of the issues of justice and human rights. “Human rights education is essential in society. Inculcating the culture of human rights from early childhood allows individuals to forge respect for justice and the lives of others.” Ali serves as president of the Ivorian Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICPI).
The 2017 Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Network Meeting under the theme ‘’Identifying Strategies and Solidifying Regional Action for GCED’’ was held April 6-7 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Co-organized by the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa and the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding, the meeting had three objectives: (1) to strengthen delivery mechanisms of GCED programmes towards improving impact and ensuring inclusive participation; (2) to improve the scope and outreach of GCED programmes within the region; and (3) to catalyze political engagement and leadership to ensure commitment of stakeholders.