SATELLITE OFFICES

As our programmes grow in scale in a particular community, they reach a point where two priorities can emerge to make establishment of a Satellite Office necessary:

  • Legal registration of Generations For Peace as an organisation registered under local laws. This is important to strengthen credibility and engagement with local governmental and non-governmental organisations, and to strengthen administrative effectiveness. Until separate registration becomes a priority, these needs are met through formal partnerships with Local Programme Partners.
  • Administrative office capacity to support programmes and act as a coordination link with Generations For Peace Headquarters in Amman. Such office responds to the growing demand coming from the volunteers and communities, and ensures programme sustainability. Until a separate office becomes a priority, these needs are met through value-in-kind support of a Local Programme Partners.

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Such Satellite Offices – run by volunteers, for volunteers – help design, plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate ongoing local programmes in coordination with Generations For Peace Headquarters in Amman. The Offices are direct link between the Headquarters on one side and local community with its volunteers on the other, ensuring that the community needs are being met, and programme sustainability achieved.

Generations For Peace Satellite Offices are currently registered in:
Africa:

  • Nigeria: in Kaduna
  • Somalia: in Garowe and Mogadishu
  • South Sudan: in Juba
  • Sudan: in Khartoum

Europe:

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: in Sarajevo.


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Abdiel Kude has been engaged in peace-building efforts and conflict resolution since 2005 having worked with four different non-profits based in Nigerian State of Kaduna. However, his peace-building story started many years before that, back in 1992, when violent clashes between the Atyap and Hausa ethnic groups spilled over to several cities in Kaduna, causing the loss of thousands of lives and large scale destruction of property. Abdiel’s family was deeply traumatised by this violence, so he promised to himself to change that by becoming an active community worker and helping others to heal their scars. Generations For Peace was one of the organisations he decided to join in order to effect that change.

Abdiel’s understanding of the local context and the impact the conflict had on the communities, families and individuals is the basis for his programmes’ success. He quickly earned his Pioneer certification soon after he was trained in one of the local Generations For Peace Advocacy For Peace Training organised in Kaduna, as the programme Abdiel delivered all across Kaduna State focused on women and advocacy. A third generation Pioneer, Abdiel’s knowledge and competency are of particular use now that he is one of the more active Pioneers in the Generations For Peace Satellite Office in Kaduna, in which he started as an intern.

On behalf of his fellow volunteers from the Satellite Office in Kaduna, Abdiel received the Samsung Generations For Peace Award for Sustainability in 2013.

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Experience with many international NGOs focusing on peace building, with community policies and development programmes, made Abdisalam Muse Hussein an ideal fit for Generations For Peace. At the International Training Camp he attended in 2009, Abdisalam expressed his enthusiasm when learning about the various educational components included in Generations For Peace’s approach to peace building. To prove that his enthusiasm was not just empty words, soon after Abdisalam’s return home he began the very first Generations For Peace Puntland programmes in Garowe.

Abdisalam began by training an additional 80 volunteers, and with them he then organised a series of programmes for children across Puntland, reaching 11,000 children by the end of the programme cycle. This outstanding reach through sport-based games was accompanied by extensive advocacy to local communities, in which he involved key figures of his community to ensure support and stakeholders involvement in his programmes.

All of this made Abdisalam eligible for the leading role in the Generations For Peace Satellite Office in Puntland, Somalia.

Newly registered, the Generations For Peace Satellite Office in Mogadishu has been set up to coordinate the increasing number of activities that Somali Generations For Peace Delegates from and around Mogadishu are implementing.

The Satellite Office is housed in the newly-completed Headquarters of the Somali Olympic Committee, which is the long-standing local partner for Generations For Peace.

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Paul Yithak Wel refused to join the Sudanese military service when he was 18 years old because he wanted to be a peace builder; instead, he was sent to prison. With his family, he suffered from the consequences of decades-long war facing death many times. He spent many years working as a humanitarian activist with refugees and IDPs across the territory of Sudan.

Seeing through his work the consequences of war on livelihoods in Sudan, at the age of 40 he decided to enrol into agronomy studies at the University of Alexandria in Egypt. At the age of 50, he was introduced to peace building and the use of sport for that purpose through Generations For Peace training, which he attended in 2007. At the age of 54, well established as a Generations For Peace Pioneer, Paul received his Masters degree in Capacity Development in Canada.

Together with other South Sudanese Pioneers, Paul implemented a series of programmes targeting children from both North and South – his was the first programme that united children from the two parts of what was then Sudan. As a true peace builder, Paul is now continuing his work in South Sudan, helping to promote better co-existence amongst ethnicities, tribes and communities separated by conflict but united in a new country.

For his extraordinary achievements, Paul was awarded Samsung Generations For Peace Award for Impact in 2012. He heads the Generations For Peace Satellite Office located in Juba, South Sudan.

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