Jordan’s leading NGO rises in global rankings for the fourth consecutive year

24 February 2019 – Amman/Jordan: Generations For Peace was named the number-29 non-governmental organisation on NGO Advisor’s increasingly competitive list of “Top 500 NGOs in the World,” rising from its position of #30 in 2018. The organisation’s position in 2019 marks the fourth consecutive year that Generations For Peace has increased in the rankings and recognises significant achievement for the global peacebuilding non-profit.

Generations For Peace maintained its status as the leading Jordanian NGO and secured the position of the third-leading peacebuilding organisation in the rankings, which are measured annually based on criteria laid out by NGO Advisor, a Geneva-based independent media organisation committed to highlighting innovation, impact, and governance in the non-profit sector.

Generations For Peace is committed to empowering young people around the world to lead sustainable peacebuilding and conflict transformation at the grassroots by promoting youth leadership, community empowerment, active tolerance, and responsible citizenship. The only peace-through-sport organisation officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee, it uses programmes in sport, as well as in arts, advocacy, dialogue, and empowerment to bring about conflict transformation in communities around the globe. The organisation has trained, mentored, and supported more than 11,750 volunteers across 50 countries, touching the lives of over 592,500 children, youth, and adults through programmes covering a range of conflict issues, from ethnic, tribal, and religious disputes to gender inequality, violence against women, and minority and disability discrimination.

Noting the exciting progress of Generations For Peace, HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan, the organisation’s chairman and founder, stated, “Even in times of change and expansion, Generations For Peace has not faltered in its commitment to the communities we serve and those we seek to impact. Our continued improvement in these rankings is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and creativity of Generations For Peace’s growing staff and expanding networks of volunteers around the world. Together, we have consistently risen to face any challenge, achieving a level of excellence not merely reflected by these rankings, but also proven through our innovation, quality, impact, and sustainability in local communities on a global scale. We share this success with all of our valued donors and partners who have provided indispensable support to the efforts of Generations For Peace.”

He added, “It is an honour to see Generations For Peace once again recognised as one of the top NGOs in the world, and we look forward to continuing our efforts to build peace and pass it on!”

Jean-Christophe Nothias, Editor of the ‘Top 500 NGOs’ list, highlighted the success of Generations For Peace, saying: “In a wide array of contexts facing various forms of conflict, Generations For Peace has mastered the art of building not only sustainable peace, but also unified communities. With a focus on the grassroots, its unique model empowers local volunteers with knowledge and skills in conflict transformation that they can then pass on to others in their communities. Its youth-centred programming has time and time again brought about powerful social change through the creation of safe spaces that allow for trust, respect, and tolerance to be built. The organisation’s constant innovation, experimentation, evaluation, and scaling up of effective projects is no doubt what contributes to its steady rise in these rankings.”

Key factors determining Generations For Peace’s ranking in 2019 include its innovation in developing peacebuilding tools and adaptive programming; its strong focus on impact measurement, participatory evaluation, reflection, and learning; its sustainable cost model; and its strong partnerships, including those with United Nations agencies, governmental donors, and commercial partners.