The new office positions Jordan’s leading NGO at the heart of the peacebuilding community in the US Capital.
10 July 2019 – Washington, DC / United States: Generations For Peace, a leading global non-profit peacebuilding organisation headquartered in Jordan, has announced the opening of its first-ever US office, at 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20036, USA. The new office space – set in the heart of the US capital, which also serves as a massive hub for NGO, non-profit, and peacebuilding efforts – is shared with PartnersGlobal and the Alliance for Peacebuilding, two leading organisations in the peacebuilding field. All three organisations are members of the Global Peacebuilding Coalition.
The office will be headed by Lindsay McClain Opiyo, Development and Partnerships Director and GFP US Representative, who commented, “It’s a huge privilege to be the first team member establishing GFP’s new office in the USA. This is an incredible opportunity to build our presence in the USA, to extend our fundraising, thought leadership and outreach. The office location is perfect for our strategic engagement, and I have already been made extremely welcome by our friends at Partners Global and the Alliance for Peacebuilding and we are very grateful for their support. I am looking forward to engaging with the wider peacebuilding community here, to learning and sharing together, and to playing our part to strengthen our collective efforts towards ever greater reach and impact.”
Dr Mohanned Arabiat, President of Generations For Peace, commented, ““This is a milestone for GFP. As a global Jordanian NGO, we have learned a lot through our work in over 50 countries and we are ready to share our experiences here in the US. It is also an opportunity for us to learn and to explore opportunities to work and engage with multiple stakeholders in the Peacebuilding field.”
Mark Clark, CEO of Generations For Peace, highlighted the strategic significance of the new office, saying, “This is an exciting and strategic milestone for Generations For Peace, as we work to deepen our engagement in the USA and prepare to start our first-ever programmes in the country. Whilst Generations For Peace has been registered as a 501(c)(3) public charity in the US since 2012, until now we have not had a physical office nor full-time US-based staff. After serving at our global headquarters in Jordan, and then in Uganda, Lindsay’s relocation to the USA makes her GFP’s first-ever US-based staff member, in a new role as Development and Partnerships Director, and GFP USA Representative. Lindsay is joined by Victoria Nyanjura, GFP Fellow from the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and we plan to grow the team steadily over time. We are especially delighted to be sharing office space alongside Partners Global and the Alliance for Peacebuilding, which positions GFP perfectly at the heart of the peacebuilding community in Washington, DC.”
Generations For Peace is a leading global non-profit peacebuilding organisation with its global headquarters in Amman, Jordan. Over the last 12 years, Generations For Peace has trained and mentored more than 11,500 volunteer leaders of youth to lead change to address local issues of conflict and violence in their own communities, positively impacting the lives of more than 525,000 children, youth and adults in 50 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Founded by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan in 2007, Generations For Peace is currently ranked “#29 in the Top 500 NGOs in the World” by NGO Advisor, making it the #3 Peacebuilding NGO in the world, and the top-ranked NGO in the Arab world.