Awards recognising extraordinary achievement in grassroots peace-building programmes in Jordan, Republic of Macedonia, Nigeria and Uganda

27 October 2017 – Amman, Jordan: HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, Founder and Chairman of Generations For Peace, and Mr Mohanned Al Nabulsi, of Samsung Electronics Levant, presented the seventh annual Samsung Generations For Peace Awards at a special awards dinner at the Dead Sea Convention Centre on Wednesday, 25th October. The Awards, which concluded the seventh annual Generations For Peace Samsung Advanced Training, recognise extraordinary achievement of Generations For Peace volunteers leading grass-roots peace-building programmes in their own communities around the world.

Speaking at the Awards Dinner, HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein said: “If we can promote positive values, and opportunities for positive experiences of dialogue and cooperation and a sense of belonging, then we can strengthen resilience and reduce violence and vulnerability to radicalisation and extremism in communities around the world. Our world needs more hope and inspiration, and Generations For Peace activities provide them consistently each week, not on a grand stage but at the grassroots, in schools, in community centres and youth centres and sports clubs, in refugee camps, villages and neighbourhoods. For that is the stage where the real work of sustainable peace building must take place, to reach the hearts and minds of all.”

“I would like to thank Samsung, who has been supporting our events and programmes in the Levant Region since 2008. Mr Al Nabulsi, thank you to you and all your team: Samsung is our longest-serving partner and at the heart of our strong partnership is our shared focus on innovation, quality, impact and sustainability.”

Reflecting this shared focus at the heart of the partnership, the Awards recognise excellence in four categories: Innovation, Quality, Impact and Sustainability.

  • The Innovation Award was presented to volunteers from Republic of Macedonia for their Sport and Arts For Peace Programme for children in Tetovo.
  • The Quality Award was presented to volunteers from Uganda implementing a Sport for Peace Programme for youth in Soroti.
  • The Impact Award was presented to volunteers from Nigeria for their Empowerment for Peace programme for youth in Kaduna.
  • The Sustainability Award was presented to volunteers from Jordan for their Sport and Arts for Peace programme for in Jordan schools.

Through the awards, Generations For Peace volunteers are challenged not only to design and implement successful programmes within their communities, but also to capture and document their achievements to provide learning opportunities and inspiration for their peers.