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Peace Education and Action for Impact: Towards a model for intergenerational, youth-led, and cross-cultural peacebuilding

This article introduces the Peace Education and Action for Impact (PEAI), a leadership development programme designed to connect and support young peacebuilders. It discusses what PEAI is, how it works, and why it was created. It also gives a glimpse of the work that took place in 2021 – engaging youth and communities in 12 countries – and plans for the future. Lessons from PEAI are for anyone interested in peacebuilding education and action initiatives that are youth-led, adult-supported, and community-engaged.

Grant opportunity for child-led projects. Apply by March 31, 2022

The Children’s Solutions Lab (CLS) aims to support young people in taking action to address poverty affecting children in their communities through solutions based on education and peace education. With the support of adults, groups of children are invited to present their ideas and apply for one of our micro-grants (ranging from 500 USD to 2000 USD) to implement a child-led project. Application deadline: March 31.

Nigeria Network and Campaign for Peace Education to organize cross-generational dialogue on education

More often than not, young people are pushed to the periphery of the policy-making process in the areas of education, peace, sustainability, and global citizenship; they are not viewed as key stakeholders. The Talking Across Generations on Education (TAGe) initiative seeks to empower Nigerian youth by facilitating an unrestrained dialogue between young people with experienced and high-level senior decision-makers

Call for Applications: Peace and Justice Transformative Leaders

Selected fellows will be invited to Gettysburg College for a week of intensive programming designed to develop their leadership skills in the realm of peace and justice work. All undergraduate students (from Canada, the US, and Mexico) with at least one academic year remaining in their education, upon completion of the fellowship, are eligible to apply (deadline: September 15).

Climate Strike Educator Resource Guide

A CALL TO ACTION FOR EDUCATORS! Countless young people around the world have walked out of their classes over the past year to demand real climate action from politicians. On September 20, you are invited to support them as part of a global #ClimateStrike to demand solutions to the climate crisis. The Educator Resource Guide outlines practical actions you can take inside and outside of school.

NGO makes case for peace education in Nigeria

The Co-Founder and Project Lead of Galaxy4Peace, Precious Ajunwa, has called on the Federal Government and other stakeholders to invest more in peace education, which she said is a major panacea for violence among youths in the country.

Betty Reardon & The Ikeda Center: An Experiment in Alternative Thinking about Global Issues

Over the course of the spring/summer of 2017, the Ikeda Center worked with feminist peace educator and civil society activist Betty Reardon to plan a two-part seminar series for Boston-area university students. With Daisaku Ikeda’s annual peace proposals as a guide, students will consider creative modes of responding to and ameliorating difficult global challenges, centering on the abolition of nuclear weapons. This essay is adapted from the seminar purpose statement and learning objectives so that readers can also engage with seminar themes and begin to shape their own creative responses to pressing problems confronting our world. 

Apply to become a “Young Champion of the Earth”

Young Champions of the Earth, a program of The United Nations Environment Programme and Covestro, is a forward-looking prize designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. Each year, six young people – one from each global region – will be named Young Champions of the Earth. These winners receive seed funding, intensive training, and tailored mentorship to help them bring their big environmental ideas to life. Application deadline: June 18, 2017.

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