The Jordan-based NGO moves up 4 places in global rankings, and is #2 Peace-building NGO in the World.
28 January 2018 – Amman/Jordan: Generations For Peace has secured a position in the top 30 non-governmental organisations on NGO Advisor’s list of “Top 500 NGOs in the World.” The organisation’s rise to number 30 in 2018 marks a four-point leap from its placement at number 34 in 2017 and recognises another year of significant achievement for the global peace-building non-profit.
Generations For Peace maintains its position as the leading Jordanian NGO and the second-leading peace-building NGO in the 2018 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.
The only peace-through-sport organisation officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee, Generations For Peace boasts an innovative approach to peace building that empowers youth leadership from the grassroots. Using programmes in sport, arts, advocacy, dialogue, and empowerment to bring about conflict transformation in these communities, the organisation has succeeded in training, mentoring, and supporting more than 10,500 volunteers across 50 countries, touching the lives of almost 450,000 children, youth, and adults as a result. Its distinguished programmes cover a range of conflict issues, from ethnic, tribal, and religious disputes to gender inequality, violence against women, and minority and disability discrimination.
Jean-Christophe Nothias, Editor of the ‘Top 500 NGOs’ list, lauded the success of Generations For Peace, saying: “In conflict zones, communities often reject other communities, particularly those perceived as different. This is where Generations For Peace makes a difference: the organisation mentors young people to bring about powerful and desperately needed social change by building mutual respect, tolerance, and trust through dialogue. Further, GFP recognizes the importance of reflecting deeply on its own work and the many projects it conducts. The organisation is constantly innovating, experimenting, evaluating, and then scaling up the projects that work.”
Noting the exciting progress of Generations For Peace, the organisation’s chairman and founder, HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan, stated, “Our continued improvement in the NGO rankings over the course of the past 3 years is a testament to the hard work, commitment, and creativity of Generations For Peace’s staff and volunteers around the world. Our young organisation has risen to achieve a level of consistent excellence not just reflected in these rankings, but also demonstrated through our innovation, quality, impact, and sustainability on a global scale. This success and recognition is shared with all of our donors and partners who have provided indispensable support to the efforts of Generations For Peace. I look forward to the continued expansion of our organisation and its programmes as we work to inspire and promote peace worldwide.”
Key factors determining Generations For Peace’s ranking in 2018 include its innovation in developing peace-building 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.