The camps are organised over the course of ten days during which up to 80 delegates from different countries can share Generations For Peace values, exchange experiences and be trained on the Generations For Peace curriculum. Our dedicated international team of Generations For Peace Facilitators, Coaches and experts, with broad academic, sport practitioner and field experience delivers the curriculum and prepares the delegates for the planning and implementation of programmes upon return to their respective countries and communities.
Amman Camp 07
The first pilot Camp was held in October 2007 in Amman, bringing the initiative widespread acclaim on the international sporting and political stages. 70 leaders of youth were selected to attend, some of which had lived their whole lives in conflict. They were nominated by organisations including the UN; the UNDP; National Olympic Committees; the British Council; local NGOs; and Ministries of Youth, Sport and Education in seven countries with varying conflict situations: Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Sri Lanka and Sudan. Delegates ages ranged from 18-65; 38% of them were women; four religions were represented. In addition to the leaders of youth taking part in the Camp, eight Jordanian peacekeeping officers and 13 peacekeeping soldiers took part in the training.
Amman Camp 08
Jordan hosted the second training camp in November 2008, bringing 71 leaders of youth from Afghanistan, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe, all living in varying levels of conflict situations. They were nominated by organisations including the UN and its agency UNDP; National Olympic Committees; the British Council; local NGOs; and Ministries of Youth, Sport and Education in these sixteen countries. Ages ranged from 21-49 with a 41% female participation, and four world religions represented.
Abu Dhabi Camp 09
United Arab Emirates hosted the third training camp in February 2009. 53 youth leaders from Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Lebanon, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia and Yemen, gathered in Al Jazira Club in Abu Dhabi. They were nominated by organisations such as the UNDP; National Olympic Committees; the British Council; local NGOs; and Ministries of Youth, Sport and Education. In addition, six United Arab Emirates delegates were invited to participate as UAE was the hosting country of this camp. Female participation was at 42%, while ages ranged from 18-49, and three world religions represented.
Amman Camp 09
The fourth training camp was held in June 2009 in Amman. The UN and its agencies UNDP and UNICEF; National Olympic Committees; Generations For Peace’s continental partners Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) and Olympafrica; and various local NGOs nominated 74 delegates for this Camp. Countries like Burundi, Gambia, Nepal, Senegal, and Zambia were represented for the first time, along with Bangladesh, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Zimbabwe, and the host country, Jordan. Delegates were aged from 21-55 years; 21% of delegates were women.
2nd Amman Camp 09
The fifth Generations For Peace camp was held in December 2009 in Amman. Thirteen countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Sri Lanka, and Timor-Leste were represented by 80 delegates. Nominating partner organisation ranged from the National Olympic Committees; local NGOs; the UNDP, and UNICEF. One-third of delegates were women; overall age categories were from 21-49; four world religions were represented.
Amman Camp 2010
For the first time, European countries were represented at a Generations For Peace camp. The sixth camp, held in June 2010 in Amman, saw 77 delegates from seventeen countries and territories: Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Nepal, Nigeria, Palestine, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Yemen, taking part in peace-through-sport camp. Delegates were nominated mostly by the local NGOs and National Olympic Committees. They were in the age category 20-48, and one-third of them were women.
Sochi Camp 2010
The seventh and first ever European camp was organised in October 2010 in Sochi, the host city of 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Russian Federation. 57 delegates from European and Asian countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine) were nominated by the National Olympic Committees; Sochi 2014 Organising Committee; and local NGOs. Their ages ranged from 18-38 with 49% being women; two world religions were represented.
Sochi Camp 2011
Our eighth Generations For Peace Camp is currently underway from 9th to
19th October in Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic
Winter Games in the Russian Federation. 53 delegates from Bosnia &
Herzegovina, Serbia, Georgia and the Russian Federation are
participating, nominated by Generations For Peace and the Sochi 2014
Organising Committee. Co-hosts for the camp are Sochi City
Administration and the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee, supported by
Rosneft as General Partner. The Camp is building on the success of Sochi
Camp 2010 and the participation of delegates from Georgia means that
Generations For Peace has now trained delegates from 48 countries and
Arab League Workshop
The Generations for Peace Arab League workshop took place in Amman, Jordan from in November 2008. The purpose of the workshop was to familiarise participants on the Generations For Peace key messages and values and to spread awareness of the initiative. The three-day workshop included sessions on leadership; values of sport; sports and peace; social inclusion; working with children; and project management. A total of 26 participants from 13 Arab countries attended.