Annual Report

Bouncing Back Better!


Letter From

HRH Prince Feisal al Hussein of Jordan

Founder and Chairman

Dear Friends,

2021 was a year in which Generations For Peace (GFP) again proved its resilience in the face of the ongoing challenges and impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Volunteers and staff showed incredible commitment and capabilities to “bounce back better”. We are back to GFP’s growth path, with perseverance, good governance, and innovation driving our peacebuilding efforts amidst social distancing constraints. We have emerged with enhanced capabilities, and sustainable and innovative solutions, with our digitized curriculum and online facilitation tools allowing us to implement a hybrid model for programmes with lower costs, higher convenience, and the highest quality training delivery, whether online or onsite. And we have recognised the tremendous solidarity and loyalty of our team and focused more explicitly on supporting their wellness and wellbeing for our long-term success together.

Our peacebuilding efforts – new curriculum development, trainings and activities – continued to empower volunteers and participants around the world in a time when the world was disrupted. Around the world, we have now trained more than 19,540 volunteers. Employing our cascading model, those dedicated and passionate volunteers have led programmes positively impacting the lives of over 1,417,308 children, youth, and adults in very diverse contexts. 

Recognising the urgent need for peacebuilding in a time where violence is on the rise, we remain true to our mission of driving youth-led change for sustainable conflict transformation. To do so, we have enriched our strategic partnerships and established 6 new fruitful ones. 2021 marked the initiation of our first-ever programme in Syria, to promote Interfaith Dialogue for Empowering and Advancing Society. Our proven impact and success in previous programmes translated into renewed funding cycles for our programmes in Jordan, USA, Ghana, and Nigeria. Each partnership allows GFP to expand its reach to youth-focused and peacebuilding organisations and increases its recognition as a leading organisation in peacebuilding.

Our increased recognition and credibility helped us spread our message of peace exponentially, attracting international engagement and amplifying our reach. 2021 has witnessed the growth of our board members with two new members joining in Jordan and twelve new board members and ambassadors joining in the USA. Through 2021 we contributed our experience and thought leadership in Sport For Protection in the Olympic Refuge Foundation Think Tank and Community of Practice, and in the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation’s Community of Practice. GFP also maintained its commitment to strengthening Protection across the Ministry of Youth in Jordan, with support from RDPP (an EU Member States donor consortium), and passed an extensive USAID verification certification to be identified by USAID as a Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability & Learning expert organisation for training of other organisations.

Our relentless efforts and commitment to innovation, impact and sustainability have not gone unnoticed. We are proud to have moved up the list of the “Top 200 Social Good Organisations in the World” to number 25, making us the number 2 Anti-Violence NGO and number 3 peacebuilding NGO globally, and the number 1 ranked NGO in the Arab world. Striving for perfection, in 2021, we have proudly introduced a new Quality Assurance process across all our programmes, strengthening our own policies and procedures and gaining a reputation as a leader in good practices.

  GFP has maintained our “Net Zero” Carbon Footprint and “Zero Single-Use Plastic” policy now for three consecutive years, and have made climate action an urgent strategic priority, recognising the impact of climate change on pre-existing conflict vulnerabilities, as well as the opportunity which collaboration on climate action, mitigation and adaptation presents as a vehicle for peacebuilding. Prior to COP26, GFP co-hosted, with UNICEF, Jordan’s first-ever Local Conference of Youth, and we have designed our first substantive Youth Climate Action programme, to start in February 2022.

Our media programmes have taken off in 2021, completing a successful pilot of our Media For Peace tool, and securing support for a second programme: engaging journalists, editors and media students in media sensitivity, media ethics, conflict sensitivity, gender sensitivity, mis- and dis-information and fact-checking (in partnership with the International Fact-Checking Network). We have also secured support for a Youth Media Program to engage young people in the production of digital media communications in a variety of channels and formats to share content produced by youth on issues relevant to youth, engaging youth as well as local and national government, parliamentarians, private sector, NGOs and UN agencies.

2021 has been a year filled with challenges, increased conflict, and divisions across the globe. Wars, violence, and political and social unrest have risen, exacerbating the global refugees and humanitarian crisis in new regions, and deepening divides, from the toxic polarisation in the USA, to the conflicts in Yemen, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, the Sahel, the West Bank, Gaza, and the most recent tragedy in Ukraine. Condemning violence and expressing solidarity is crucial but it is only effective when it’s accompanied by direct strategic action. For that, I would like to thank our community of partners, including UN agencies, governmental donors, foundations and civil society organisations, the Olympic Movement, as well as commercial and media partners who support the efforts of Generations For Peace. Thank you, for your proactive support and flexibility through challenging times; for your trust, and for sharing our vision of transformative change. My deep appreciation and thanks also to our global community of volunteers, who inspire me each day as they overcome challenges and lead change, building lasting impact and paving a brighter path for generations to come.

As always, pass it on!

Who We are

Generations For Peace (GFP) is a leading global non-profit organisation dedicated to sustainable, youth-led peacebuilding and conflict transformation from the grassroots.

We empower volunteer leaders of youth to promote active tolerance and responsible citizenship in communities experiencing different forms of violent conflict around the world.

To empower youth to lead and cascade sustainable change in communities experiencing conflict, through world-class, free education in conflict transformation and the use of sport, arts, advocacy, dialogue, media, and empowerment for peacebuilding.

Sustainable peace in actively tolerant communities through responsible citizenship.

Our Values

Youth Leadership

We believe youth have a vital role to play in leading social change and transforming conflict in their communities.

Community Empowerment

We believe in working at the grassroots, supporting youth to build on local strengths to help communities transform themselves into tolerant, peaceful societies.

Active Tolerance

We believe peace is a process driven by active understanding, dialogue, and positive engagement with others, founded on trust and respect.

Responsible Citizenship

We believe social change begins with personal responsibility and is sustained when people are actively engaged in creating the shared future of their community.

HQ Staff

Countries Reached

Field Coordinators

Volunteers Trained


Lives Impacted

2021 Highlights

Climate action. Recognising the urgency of climate action, Generations For Peace remained committed to maintaining Net Zero Carbon Footprint since 2019, making it the third year in a row with Net Zero. We have prioritised climate action and made a commitment to make environmentally friendly decisions in our operation.   

Wellness and wellbeing. Believing in the importance of wellbeing of our staff who are GFP’s asset, we have launched an All-Staff Wellness & Wellbeing survey to be conducted annually every six months. We also introduced a new Work Flexibility policy for flexibility of location and working hours as the pandemic proved the commitment and integrity of our staff regardless of workplace or physical hours.

Board development. We have progressed board development in Jordan and the USA. We are proud to announce the joining of HE Dr Alia Hatoug-Bouran and HE Dr Mohammad Momani to our Jordan board, and ten new board members and two ambassadors to our US board. We have also created and opened multiple positions across different management level to accommodate to the increased workload that accompanied our growth. A new Chief Programmes Officer role was created to drive strategic leadership of our programming led by Dr Carol Daniel-Kasbari from USA/Palestine. Dr Ahmed Hachelaf from Algeria was recruited into our Institute as an expert Peace and Conflict Education Specialist. Dr Dareen Al-Khoury from Jordan was recruited as our new Communications Director. New positions were also filled in Programmes, Monitoring & Evaluation, Communications, Human Capital Management.  

Quality, protection, and accountability. We have introduced a new Quality Assurance process across all our programmes, strengthening our own policies and procedures and gaining a reputation as a leader in good practices. 

Recognitions and partnerships. Recognised as an organisation committed to strengthening protection, Generations For Peace was engaged by RDPP (an EU Member States donor consortium) to strengthen Protection functions across the Ministry of Youth in Jordan. Generations For Peace was also engaged as a thought-leader in Sport For Protection in the Olympic Refuge Foundation’s Think Tank and Community of Practice, and in the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation’s Community of PracticeGenerations For Peace has successfully passed an extensive USAID verification certification and is now identified by USAID as a Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL) expert organisation for training of other NGOs and CSOs. 

Grant applications. Generations For Peace has a 90% success rate in grant applications, where we have done solid prepositioning with the donor.  We secured donor funding to invest in a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (Microsoft Dynamics 365) to enhance financial management, donor reporting and donor tracking dashboards. 

Digitised curriculum and online facilitation tools. We have emerged from a year of COVID19 disruptions and lockdowns, with digitised curriculum and online facilitation tools and expertise for delivery of high-quality online trainings, and even for online engagement of programme activities directly with target group participants. These new online capabilities give us enhanced options to deploy hybrid modalities for programming: with some elements onsite when in-person activities really deliver better impacts, and some elements online for convenience and to drive the cost model down. 

Global ranking in the global ranking of NGOs by Geneva-based “NGO Advisor”, assessing NGOs’ innovation, impact, sustainability and governance. Generations For Peace has moved up the list of the “Top 200 Social Good Organisations in the World” to number 25, making us the number 2 Anti-Violence NGO and number 3 peacebuilding NGO globally, and the number 1 ranked NGO in the Arab world.  This means Generations For Peace has shown solid consistency every year for the last six years, even in the face of 2020’s COVID19 disruptions. 

Our volunteers

Through the success of its cascading model, Generations For Peace has trained a tenth generation of volunteers onsite and online. The volunteers live and implement programmes in high-conflict contexts across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America to address:

– Inter-tribal, -ethnic, and -religious conflict
– Violent extremism
– Gender equality
– Post-conflict trauma response, reconciliation, and reintegration
– Exclusion of minorities (including Internally Displaced People, refugees, and people with a disability)
– Challenges of integration in multicultural society

The volunteers used Sport, Art, Advocacy, Dialogue, Media and Empowerment as peacebuilding vehicles to empower children, youth, and adults to transform violent conflict and build lasting peace.

“As a peacebuilder, mentoring passionate volunteers, working with diverse Target Groups at the grassroots, and experiencing their individual growth and transformation is profoundly rewarding. The disproportionate effect of war and conflict on women calls for a collective effort to address conflict. Generations For Peace gives me the platform to engage women in a series of behavioural change activities that changes the narratives. My drive as a peacebuilder is amplifying women’s voices, helping others heal through shared experiences.” 

Jelilat Abidoye, Generations For Peace Volunteer – Nigeria 

“Being able to contribute to youth lives, minds, and wellbeing has been my driving factor in being a Woman Peacebuilder. They are the future and will ultimately bring change in our communities and even globally. Being a hand of support and a member in their village reminds me of the people that are in my village, which keeps me motivated to be as much of a resource to the youth as possible.”

Lawren Hall, Generations For Peace Volunteer – USA

“Due to the circumstances that my country went through, which left thousands of women widowed and displaced, I, like many other women, feel it is our responsibility to make peacebuilding a priority and work towards it. I aspire to support women’s wellbeing by healing the wounds of women affected by conflicts and violence. Through dialogue, we empower women to claim and defend their rights and fight against Domestic Violence. 

Shadia Mohammed, Generations For Peace Volunteer – Iraq 


Over the past 15 years GFP has implemented over 90 peacebuilding programmes in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and North America, and has trained young volunteers in 52 countries around the world.

Satellite Offices: 

Nigeria: in Kaduna  

Sri Lanka: in Colombo 

USA: in Nashville, TN

Local Registrations: 
Bosnia and Herzegovina: in Sarajevo 
Georgia: in Tbilisi
Nigeria: in Kaduna   
Sri Lanka: in Colombo
Zimbabwe: in Harare
USA: in Nashville, TN

    Jordan Programmes Highlights

    Jordan is GFP’s headquarters. It is home for many of our international gatherings and trainings for GFP’s volunteers from around the world. Our various programmes are active in schools and Youth Centres across the Kingdom’s 12 governorates, impacting thousands of children, youth, and adults and promoting sustained behavioural change. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 physical distancing and restrictions, GFP maintained the continuity of its programmes through its digitised curriculum and by adapting a hybrid model that alternated between online and onsite. 

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    Media For Peace II

    Building on the success of the previous cycle of the programme, Generations For Peace launched the second cycle of the Media for Peace Programme, with the support of the US Embassy in Jordan. The programme promotes peacebuilding values that are integral to good media practices for journalists and media professionals. The topics of the training include conflict-sensitive reporting, gender-sensitive reporting, basic conflict concepts, critical media consumption, fact-checking and media and photojournalism ethics.  

    We have established a new partnership with the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) run by the Poynter Institute (USA). Fifty journalists and media professionals participated in the Media for Peace I, delivered in 2021. Ninety-seven journalists and media professionals are invited to participate in the second cycle of the programme, which will be implemented in February and March 2022. 

    Media For Peace II is expected to reach 147 direct and 2,621,616 indirect beneficiaries in 2022. 

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    Youth Media Grant

    Recognising media as a crucial tool for peacebuilding. GFP launched the Youth Media programme in partnership with the US Embassy in Jordan. The programme aims to create a sustainable youth-led media platform, to showcase youth voices, surface youth ideas and solutions, and champion youth causes to advance positive alternative narratives, using a multichannel-multiformat approach, reaching, attracting, engaging, and influencing young people, communities, stakeholders, and institutions across Jordan through a variety of innovative new formats and channels.  

    The initial stage of the project included data collection through 16 hybrid focus group discussions with 100 youth, 18 institutional stakeholders and eight media representatives. Additionally, 74 respondents also completed an online survey to identify issues of concern and channels of interest to youth.  

    The programme is expected to reach and benefit 615,660 direct and 2,118,572 indirect beneficiaries. 

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    Sport For Peace and Protection

    Generations For Peace (GFP) and the Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF) continued to work on the “Sport For Peace and Protection” programme. The three-year-long programme implemented in cooperation with The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Youth (MOY) has improved the social cohesion, inclusion, and psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable male and female Syrian refugees and Jordanian youth as well as youth with disabilities from host communities in Amman, Irbid, Mafraq, and Zarqa, employing GFP’s Sport for Peace methodology, and the Olympic Refuge Foundation’s Sport for Protection toolkit.  

    The programme has reached and benefited 13,820 direct and 39,610 indirect beneficiaries of vulnerable youth in 72 schools, 51 Youth Centres, and eight schools summer camps. 144 teachers and 102 Youth Centre workers benefited from the capacity-building training and mentoring and have become in charge of delivering the project interventions.

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    Nashatati “My Activities”

    In collaboration with the Jordanian Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Youth (MOY), and UNICEF, Generations For Peace proceeded with the implementation of the Nashtati programme activities. In light of the COVID-19 that affected the learning processes worldwide, the programme’s implementation modality has continued online Generations For Peace is proud of successfully securing the sustainable transfer of knowledge and capacities at a national systems level. The Nashatati programme, which has delivered an evident reduction in the systemic levels of violence previously seen in schools and enhanced social cohesion and inclusion of Syrian refugee students and students with disabilities has recently transitioned from after-school to in-school activities within the curriculum.

    In 2021, through more than 7,000 activity debriefing sessions implemented, Nashatati Programme engaged 4,355 students from 1,000 schools across all governorates including refugees, school drop-outs, and students with disabilities. GFP trained field coordinators and teachers as master facilitators.  2,433 teacher facilitators (an average of three teachers per school) have delivered GFP curriculum to 4,355 students. These students have also participated in 7,000 activity debriefing sessions (seven sessions in each school) to support reaching the programme’s objective. The programme’s implementation modality has changed to online rather than onsite in response to COVID-19 measures imposed by MOE. 

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    Maharati “My Skills”

    Generations For Peace, the Ministry of Youth (MOY), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) continued to promote lasting positive behaviour change amongst Jordanian youth and adults, refugees, female school drop-outs, and youth with disability, conducting sustained life skills and sport for peace activities at Youth Centres across the Kingdom.   

    In 2021, GFP worked with the Ministry of Youth (MOY) to provide additional technical expertise for MOY staff with special emphasis on training, mentoring, and curriculum content, as well as in monitoring and evaluation. 

    In 2021, Maharati programme reached 17,285 direct and 34,570 indirect beneficiaries. 

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    Youth Peace and Security (YPS) Programme Pilot

    In 2021, guided by the Jordan’s 2250 Coalition Secretariat co-chaired by GFP and UNFPA, GFP invested in the knowledge, capacities and experience of a core team of Coalition’s youth members who support Jordan’s commitment to the YPS Agenda, for a transition that will allow the 2250 Coalition to become a youth-led structure with the youth core team having the decision-making powers. 

    Beyond the Jordan 2250 YPS Coalition, Generations For Peace focused on building the capacity of youth by equipping them with the skills needed to respond to their communities’ concerns relating to YPS issues. As a result of the training and based on the community needs analysis, youth have selected different initiatives to work on. Most of the initiatives focused on promoting and raising awareness of the UNSCR 2250 Resolution, while others were on raising awareness of gender-based and domestic violence. 

    Generations For Peace also co-hosted a roundtable discussion on “Jordan’s role in accelerating the UNSCR 2250 and the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda”, bringing together government, youth members of the YPS 220 Coalition, embassies and the UN agencies, to convene a national high-level conversation on means to advance the YPS Agenda in Jordan, to reflect on the journey of the 2250 Coalition, and to support resource mobilisation to respond to the funding barrier currently blocking the Coalition from realising its positive potential. GFP has also developed a YPS Toolkit that serves as a national resource on UNSCR 2250 for facilitators and educators who want to learn about the YPS Agenda and build the capacity with relevance to UNSCR 2250.  

    The pilot programme has benefitted 24 direct and 48 indirect beneficiaries.

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    ,Leadership Programme Pilot

    Run between October and December 2021, the Leadership Programme pilot engaged a group of young people in activities to enhance their leadership skills. The programme delivered a four-day training session for 120 youth participants from six governorates across the Kingdom to boost their decision-making skills, and have organised for the participants to meet with successful female leaders from rural areas who shared their success stories and gave advice to the participants.

    Through the pilot, four capacity building Train-The-Trainer sessions were delivered for 35 UNICEF youth workers and facilitator partners in host communities and a camp. Additionally, a four-day training for 120 youth participants from six different governorates across the Kingdom was conducted to boost their decision-making skills.

    The programme provided youth with the opportunity to design and implement six youth-led initiatives focusing on the importance of encouraging youth and women, in particular, to become leaders in their communities and change the stigmas surrounding women’s participation in civic life.  

    The programme has reached and benefited 120 direct and 240 indirect beneficiaries.

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    In 2021, UNICEF and Generations For peace (GFP) have partnered to provide capacity building and continuous mentoring support based on GFP’s skills-building component, to six of UNICEF strategic Makani partners: Jordan River Foundation (JRF); Islamic Charity Centre Society (ICCS); Mateen; Ministry of Social Development (MOSD); East Amman Charity (EAC); and Tikeyt Um Ali; Za’atari Camp; and Azraq Camp.

    The skills-building component enables and develops young people’s capacity (13- 24 years old) by acquiring skills and information that help shape their personalities, develop their practical and scientific experiences, and ensure their healthy adaptation of new situations, developments, and challenges in addition to involving them the process of making life-changing decisions. 

    In 2021, 56 quality assurance field visits and 19 capacity building training targeting 159 frontline workers were conducted to support design, preparation, and delivery of the programme.  

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    Promoting Quality in Inclusive Education in Jordan (PROMISE)

    In 2021, Generation For Peace launched The Parents-Teachers Cooperation Programme implemented under GIZ-Promoting Quality in Inclusive Education in Jordan (PROMISE) Programme on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disability, and I am a Human Society for Rights of Disabled People. The six-month programme aimed to enhance the learning outcomes of students, particularly students with disabilities in light of the COVID-19 situation that affected their learning process.

    The programme focused on increasing capacities amongst parents and teachers about inclusive Home Learning Activities and at improving collaborative relationships amongst parents and teachers to strengthen existing platforms and strengthen sustainability actions by engaging relevant stakeholders and education communities. 

    The programme has directly benefited 118 parents and 46 teachers in Ajloun, Marka, and Karak. As part of the programme activities, 12 needs assessment focus group discussions were conducted with parents and teachers. Seven awareness workshops for the 144 teachers and parents, and 1,440 home learning activities were delivered. 

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    Women Peace and Security (WPS)

    In 2021, Generations For Peace (GFP) — in partnership with UN Women, the Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Youth (MOY) and UNICEF — proceeded in implementing the multi-year programme in schools and Youth Centres across Jordan to increase access of all vulnerable youth to interact and engage in activities that foster gender equality, life skills development, active lifestyles, tolerance, acceptance and social cohesion within communities, integrating GFP’s innovative Sport For Peace approach with UNICEF’s life skills curriculum and UN Women’s gender mainstreaming expertise. The programme responds to Jordan’s reaffirmed commitment to the YPS and WPS agendas, creating the Jordan 2250 Coalition in 2017 and launched the Jordan National Action Plan on 1325 (JONAP) in 2018.

    The programme has benefited 4,622 participants from schools and 180 participants from Youth Centres. Five-day Advocacy For Peace Training for 36 selected youth volunteers was delivered prior to these volunteers carrying out 72 advocacy-for-peace based ongoing activity sessions with the 180 target group (TG) participants. 

    Nine TG-led community-based advocacy events were conducted with 270 additional participants from the community and key stakeholders. Nine youth-led initiatives in Youth Centres with 540 additional youth were delivered, to actively promote JONAP 1325, the role of women, and raise awareness of the rising COVID-19 gender-related issues in the communities. 

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    Improving Protection Spaces and Practices (IPSP) 

    In partnership with the Regional Development and Protection Programme for Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq (RDPP II), under the management of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Generations For Peace proceeded in the implementation of the “Improving Protection Spaces and Practices (IPSP) for Syrians and Jordanians in Host Communities”. 

    The Programme built the capacity of 26 core members from the Ministry of Youth (MOY) who have, in return, strengthened MOY staff capacity on existing national referral pathways, and on the newly developed MOY Protection Protocol conducting regional trainings. The programme created structures and facilitated opportunities for vulnerable refugee and host community youth in Jordan to come together, surface and identify the local issues of violent conflict arising amidst Syrian refugee crisis. 

    22 regional training sessions were conducted in the 13 MOY directorates through which 320 MOY staff have received training on protection and gender-based violence (GBV)The programme has also positively and directly impacted 60 volunteers and 300 youths in 4 governorates (Amman, Irbid, Mafraq and Zarqa) engaging them in 120 ongoing Advocacy For Peace sessions, 20 community events, and community needs assessment, creating positive lasting impact.

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    Resilient Youth, Socially and Economically Empowered (RYSE)

    Generations For Peace joined an ambitious multi-stakeholder partnership with Injaz, Jordan River Foundation, and Mercy Corps, led by Danish Refugee Council and generously supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The RYSE Programme stands on three pillars. The first pillar focuses on providing life skills, trainings, and pathways for youth to engage in leadership in civil society. The second pillar provides a comprehensive approach to help young people obtain the training and support needed to be strong candidates for better jobs. Finally, the project addresses formal societal structures in Jordan that prevent youth from actively participating in civil society and the labour market. In 2021, the team held ongoing coordination meetings with the Ministry of Youth (MOY) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) identifying the schools and teachers who will lead the programme implementation. 

    Within the community setting, the Generations For Peace-RYSE volunteers carried out ten community needs assessments in their ten communities, reached 750 youth, facilitated eight sport and arts-based sessions, and eight advocacy sessions in each community, in addition to conducting 20 advocacy events and 30 community initiatives.

    Within the schools setting, 80 schools have been selected in the six governorates, 4,000 youth were reached and engaged, 12 sport and arts-based sessions were delivered in each school for a total of 960 sessions, and 800 youth leaders trained on transformative leadership. 



    Despite the hardship of 2021, GFP has remained true to its vision and commitment to its peacebuilding efforts. GFP has maintained programmes in six international countries and expanded its work to new territories, implementing peacebuilding and conflict resolution tools and building peace in diverse contexts and regions. 

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    Social Emotional Learning – Ghana

    2021 saw the kick-off of the Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Sport and Arts for Peace Programme in Accra, Ghana. The programme engaged children from diverse ethnic and social backgrounds to address bullying in schools, strengthening the relationship between the students while creating a positive learning environment. The implementation of the peacebuilding programme attracted wide publicity in the media and press.

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    Advocacy For Peace – Nigeria

    Building on the success of the Advocacy For Peace Programme, which was implemented in ten communities in 2017 and 2018, follow-on sustainability community initiatives were implemented in ten project communities in Nigeria. The initiatives focused on building the capacity of community members to address conflict issues by engaging 500 youth (age 18 – 35) from diverse ethnic groups and two religions – Christianity and Islam.  


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    Generations For Peace Lanka – Sri Lanka

    In 2021, the GFP’s dedicated team of staff and volunteers in Sri Lanka celebrated the official registration of “Generations For Peace Lanka”. The team kick-started their prepositioning work and expanded their network as a local organisation initiating contact with leading Sri Lankan Non-Governmental Organisations, exploring new partnerships and areas of collaboration serving GFP’s global mission of peacebuilding and sustainable conflict transformation at the grassroots.


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    IDEAS – Syria

    In 2021, Generations For Peace has initiated the conceptualisation of its first-ever programme in Syria, in partnership with TASTAKEL Women’s Organisation. This IDEAS pilot focuses on promoting Interfaith Dialogue for Empowering and Advancing Society. The seven-month programme starts in January 2022 with the aim to engage people from multiple regions; Sunni Arab Muslims, Greek Orthodox Christian community members and Kurdish and Turkmen identities, particularly from places where the recent conflict and intervention by other local and regional military forces has caused increased tensions.

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    USEM SPVE – Jordan and USA

    Generations For Peace Jordan and USA implemented the USEM SPVE programme to build conditions for peace and resilience in communities identified as vulnerable to violent extremism and its root causes. The programme aimed to empower youth and communities to take an active role in addressing threats to peace, and build social cohesion across diverse groups of youth to foster peace and resilience to violence and conflict.

    Activities included training, mentoring and supporting 45 volunteer youth leaders to implement ongoing sport-based PVE activities with 270 youth (ages 15-18) living in nine Jordanian communities most vulnerable to recruitment and radicalisation. The programme included sports tournaments and international exchanges between youth leading GFP violence prevention programs in Chicago (USA) and Jordan to foster stronger values of tolerance and empathy, and greater non-violent problem-solving skills. The programme reached an estimated 17,132 youth in Jordan and the USA (501 directly; 16,631). 

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    Bridging two very different communities – USA

    In 2021, we expanded our Chicago programme to bridge two very different communities – our original site on the South Side with a new site out of the city at University of Illinois, capturing more diverse identities and the Blue/Urban and Rural/Red divide as well as partnering with the YMCA for the first time. GFP has also supported advocacy and the re-introduction of the Youth, Peace and Security Act in Congress.

    Institutional Learning

    Advanced Training 2021

    In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and social distancing, Generations For Peace delivered the eleventh annual Advanced Training online for the second year running. The training covered a wider variety of content spread over several weeks and witnessed more than double the usual number of Pioneers attending.  

    Amidst the pandemic, Generations For Peace recognised the extraordinary achievements of Generations For Peace volunteers leading grassroots peacebuilding programmes in their own communities around the world. By adapting quickly to the global situation, Generations For Peace once again, successfully converted the entire Advanced Training to be delivered online whilst still being attractive to training participants. We virtually welcomed a high number of participants – 62 experienced volunteers – from ten countries, to take part in Generations For Peace’s eleventh annual Advanced Training.  

    The Advanced Training focused on transformative leadership skills required for peacebuilding programming in a post-COVID-19 world. With a range of topics, including advocacy, communications, fundraising, and protection, the training also shed light on real-life experiences with violence and exclusion from our very own volunteers.  

    This year’s Advanced Training also witnessed new additions to the customary Generations For Peace curriculum that has been delivered in the past. The overall sophistication of the training was increased through the extended inclusion of specialised tracks that were tailored to address various local needs in parallel to the plenary sessions available to all participants. The Specialised Tracks, which included Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (PMEAL), Fundraising and Outreach, and Communications were developed to meet the specific learning needs of volunteers depending on their role in their implementation team and offered participants the opportunity to hone their skills in the areas that are most relevant to their function. In addition to this, the launch of the new Specialised Track, Community-based Narratives proved to be immensely successful with a large number of participants indicating their interest in joining.   

    The Dove Collective

    The Dove Collective is an initiative established in order to continue our engagement as a Generations For Peace family, regardless of boundaries and physical limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic or any other restrictions. It is also a key element of our learning framework because it provides a space for us to really listen to each other and apply a distributed individual mode of learning.  

    The collective takes place online in English, inviting volunteers, delegates, and support volunteers globally to take part. It consists of a roundtable-style forum to keep all those attending updated-on news from HQ, answer questions, and for volunteers to ask questions and share experiences. Each session is followed by a short feedback survey to feed into improvements for the next session.  

    The first Dove Collective Session was held on 01 September 2021 online, hosting attendees globally. In attendance were over 65 external attendees.  

    The learning objectives of the first Dove Collective:  

    • Strengthen ties as a global family 
    • Check-in on the welfare of Generations For Peace volunteers globally 
    • Provide a space for learning and exchange 
    • Provide a platform for questions and clarifications 
    • Share news and updates from HQ with volunteers 

    The countries represented: 

    Jordan: 17, Zimbabwe: 15, Ghana: 13, Sri Lanka: 12, Nigeria: 10, Uganda: 7, Sierra Leone: 3, Rwanda: 3, Kyrgyzstan: 2, Republic of North Macedonia: 2, Lebanon: 1, USA: 1  

    OUR Volunteers, Support Volunteers, and Delegates in attendance spoke several languages, with four speaking Russian, six speaking French, 17 speaking English, and 13 speaking Arabic.   





    Jordan’s First Local Conference of Youth 

    In September 2021, Generations For Peace and the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF Jordan, co-hosted the first-ever Local Conference of Youth (LCOY), engaging 100 young people with climate experts and giving voice to youth perspectives on climate emergency and opportunities for climate action. Under the umbrella of YOUNGO, the official youth constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), LCOYs in different countries provided a space to engage young people in climate action locally and to feed youth perspectives into the regional and international Conferences of Youth (COY), which were held before the global Conference of Parties (COP), the annual UN-Climate Conference, was hosted in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021. 

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    Amman Peace Talks

    In December 2021, Generations For Peace hosted Amman Peace Talks 2021 in its third edition, providing a unique platform to lift the voices and stories of young, resilient, creative, and innovative peacebuilders from around the world. Once again, the event was hosted virtually to accommodate with COVID-19 safety measures under the theme: “Restoring Balance: human security, wellbeing and sustainability”

    The Amman Peace Talks 2021 highlighted eight inspiring, optimistic young peacebuilders and peace advocates from six different countries across the world. The inspiring speakers shared their experiences about their initiatives and contributions to their societies, their role in promoting peacebuilding and their future aspirations. The young peacebuilders also addressed the challenges they faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they managed to overcome them with hope and determination.  

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    2021 IN NUMBERS

    Active Countries

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    Ongoing Activity Sessions

    Hours of Mentorship

    Contact Hours with Participants

    Community Initiatives

    Community Engagement Events

    Partnerships Signed

    Programmes Beneficiaries and Impact

    Direct Beneficiaries

    Indirect Beneficiaries

    Reach through Social Media

    of Programmes Showed more than 25% Improvement in Outcome Indicators, since 2013

    of Programmes Showed more than 25% Improvement in Impact Indicators, since 2013

    External Trainings


    Training Hours


    Participant Training Hours

    Training Briefs

    Internal Capacity Building and Strengthening Sessions


    Training Hours


    Participant Training Hours

    Session Briefs

    Specialised Facilitation, Training and Development

    New In-Country Facilitators

    New In-House Facilitators

    Programme Monitoring, Evacuation,
    Accountability & Learning Support

    Survey Analysis Reports

    Accountability Reports




    GFP raises revenue by offering event management services and its well-equipped conference centre and auditorium in Sports City, Amman to clients including other NGOs, UN agencies, Embassies and companies. Revenue generated from such events supports our peacebuilding work. For more information please visit our website: or contact

    Our audited financial statements are publicly available on our website. 

    Source of Funding

    2021 Source of Funding 

    Amount (JOD)





    UNICEF Nashatati & Maharati 2020-2021












    UN Women / UNESCO / UNAOC



    USEM Sport






    USEM Youth



    USEM Media For Peace II



    USEM Media






    Laureus Sport For Good Foundation- JOD





    Board Member Give or Get Donations



    Interest Income



    GFP Inc Foregiveness Loan







    Online Donations



    Revenue Generation



    Revenue from events



    Other revenue




    Expenditure Growth

    Expense Growth  Expenses
    2021 4,558,173
    2020   3,394,168
    2019   4,988,353
    2018   4,026,963
    2017   3,697,595
    2016   2,647,468
    Mission Direct Expense 84%
    Mission Indirect Expense 16%

    Funds Used

    Funds Used JOD
    2021 Mission Direct Expenses
    Programmes Direct costs 1,703,658
    Mission Direct Human Resources 1,805,187
    Research 108,192
    Mission Direct admin costs, media & communications 132,953
    Advanced Training
    Program expenses supported by unrestrected fund 59,580
    2021 Mission Indirect Expenses
    Mission Indirect Human Resources 293,868
    Depreciation 219,917
    Fundraising expenses 38,474
    Office overheads, utilities 98,446
    Recruitment and relocation costs 50,508
    Audit fees, bank charges and insurance 19,133
    Transportation, travel and other 20,739
    Communication 1,645
    2021 Other Expenses
    Loss on foreign currency exchange transactions 5,873



    We believe a more peaceful world is possible. We want to make it happen, now and for future generations.

    We believe in active tolerance and that embracing diversity strengthens us. We are concerned about a growing culture of division, prejudice, and hate. We see people struggling to relate to each other and failing to respond to conflict and disputes without resorting to violence.

    We believe in the enormous potential of young people to lead change. We are passionate about empowering them to transform conflict and reduce violence in their own communities.

    We believe in measuring everything we do, so we can learn, adapt, increase impact, and ensure sustainability.

    Our unique model is demonstrating real results with limited resources. We are just 15 years old, but for the last eight years we have been consistently ranked within the Top 35 NGOs in the world, and are currently ranked #26 and the #3 Peacebuilding NGO in the World and #1 NGO in the Arab world. 

    We love what we do, and we’re inspired by our volunteers around the world. If you are too, please join us: volunteer, partner, donate, or simply share your story. Please… pass it on!

    Generations For Peace is an international non-governmental non-profit organisation registered in Jordan, and a charitable tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in the USA.