- Legal registration of Generations For Peace as an organisation under local laws. This is important to strengthen credibility and engagement with local governmental and non-governmental organisations, and to strengthen administrative effectiveness. Until separate registration becomes a priority, these needs are met through formal partnerships with Local Programme Partners.
- Administrative office capacity to support programmes and act as a coordination link with Generations For Peace Headquarters in Amman. Such offices respond to the growing demand coming from the volunteers and communities, and ensures programme sustainability. Until a separate office becomes a priority, these needs are met through value-in-kind support of a Local Programme Partners.
Such Satellite Offices – run by volunteers, for volunteers – help design, plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate ongoing local programmes in coordination with Generations For Peace Headquarters in Amman. The Offices are direct links between the Headquarters on one side and local community with its volunteers on the other, ensuring that the community needs are being met, and programme sustainability achieved.
Generations For Peace Satellite Offices are currently registered in:
- Nigeria: in Kaduna
- Somalia: in Garowe and Mogadishu
- South Sudan: in Juba
- Sudan: in Khartoum
- Bosnia and Herzegovina: in Sarajevo
- Georgia: in Tbilisi.
Jelilat Abidoye began volunteering with Generations For Peace after she was trained as a third-generation Delegate in 2012. She completed her GFP Delegate training and later became certified as a Pioneer in 2014. She developed a passion for peacebuilding that led her to become actively involved in the designing and implementation of many GFP programmes, including Sport For Peace for Youth, Advocacy For Peace, and Empowerment For Peace. She has also assisted with the planning and implementation of GFP’s Advocacy For Peace Programme, which engaged 250 youth from 10 communities in Kaduna, and GFP’s Dialogue For Peace Programme, which engaged 60 adults from 10 ethnic groups in Kaduna. She has experience facilitating GFP Delegate trainings in Sport, Arts, Advocacy, and Dialogue as GFP’s peacebuilding tools for over 100 youth in Kaduna.
Jelilat grew up experiencing first-hand the effects of violence in her community, which resulted in her temporary displacement. Her experiences with inter-religious and inter-ethnic conflict in Kaduna spurred her interest in peacebuilding and led her to explore opportunities to make a change in her local community. This included leading basic literacy and numeracy lessons for local young girls and educating them on the dangers of stereotypes. While her journey with Generations For Peace started with little experience, her consistent commitment to promoting peaceful coexistence has allowed her to build her capacity in the field and carve her own path in the peacebuilding sector.
Jelilat currently serves as the Country Manager of GFP’s satellite office in Kaduna, Nigeria. Her greatest dream is to leave a legacy for her younger sisters and young girls around the world to follow. In her spare time, she loves to watch movies, read, and travel.