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, and empowerment for peacebuilding.
Sustainable peace in actively tolerant communities through responsible citizenship.
Drivers of Change
We believe youth have a vital role to play in leading social change and transforming conflict in their communities.
We believe in working at the grassroots, supporting youth to build on local strengths to help communities transform themselves into tolerant, peaceful societies.
We believe peace is a process driven by active understanding, dialogue, and positive engagement with others, founded on trust and respect.
We believe social change begins with personal responsibility and is sustained when people are actively engaged in creating the shared future of their community.
RESEARCH. KNOWLEDGE. OUTREACH.
In 2020, we continued our field research focus on the areas of local peacebuilding, prevention of violent extremism (PVE), and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Heavily impacted by COVID-19, our field research approach and methods needed to be adapted, too. Within the framework of the EU Horizon2020-funded CONNEKT project, we have published a report on the national approaches to violent extremism in Jordan and engaged in assessment of macro-level drivers of radicalisation and violent extremism which will be subject of the report to be published in 2021. The research conducted amongst 1,000+ Jordanian 14 to 18 years old girls and boys across Jordan consisted of two interlinked topics that served as complementary devices to unpack apparent and underlying characteristics of masculinity and femininity: gender values, experiences, and perceptions; and perceptions of female perpetrators of violence. These two topics both focused on gender but used two different approaches to unearth the obvious and the more nested perceptions of gender in Jordanian society: the first topic was direct and explicit in its focus, while the second used the conceptualisation of a behavioural extreme—violence—to capture the implicit boundaries of gender roles and canons in Jordan. In addition to informing GFP’s gender programming in Jordan, the produced report has also helped inform GFP’s programmatic and communications approaches to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
This year was extremely productive in terms of curriculum development. New content on transformative leadership and transformative civic engagement; participatory action research applied in community settings; advocacy and fundraising, and updated content covering soft life skills; protection; sexual gender-based violence (SGBV); and sport, arts, and dialogue, among others, have been particularly well received by GFP volunteers running their local peacebuilding programmes. These new elements were presented in a series of online workshops and capacity-strengthening sessions, helping apply new materials in programmes in Jordan and abroad.
In the year marked by global pandemic, the engagement with the field practitioners, academics, and communities of practice was shifted to virtual space, with 70+ working sessions, webinars, presentations, and consultations. Alone or as a member of various coalitions, alliances, or networks, GFP has shared its experience or contributed to creating new knowledge in various topics ranging from organisational capacity development and peacebuilding programming to polarisation and violent extremism, social inclusion, social cohesion, youth activism and leadership.
Local trainings on Peacebuilding
Hours of Peace Training
Hours of Mentoring Conducted
Local Peace Initiatives supported
Direct Programme Participants
Average contact hours per participant
of Participants Completed All Sessions
Reached Trough Media to Increase Visibility
Of programmes showed more than 25% impovment in Outcome indicators
Of programmes showed more than 25% impovment in Impact indicators
Research Outputs Circulated Internally
Research outputs published on GFP platforms
Our audited financial statements are publicly available on our website. 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 peace-building work.
|2020 Source Of Funding||Amount (JOD)||%|
|Jordan Olympic Committee||1,000,000||16.34%|
|Novo Nordisk Foundation
|Revenue from Events||213,000||3.48%|
|Olympic Refuge Foundation ORF||67,450||1.10%|
|Laureus Sport for Good Foundation – Jordan||37,895||0.62%|
|Revenue from office space rental||31,278||0.51%|
|MBC FZ LLC||17,750||0.29%|
|Laureus Sport for Good Foundation – USA||7,100||0.12%|
|Other restricted funds||6,387||0.10%|
|US Department of State||4,932||0.08%|
|Gain on sale of property and equipment||1,849||0.03%|
|2020 Mission Direct Expenses||JOD||%|
|Programmes Direct costs||1,350,815||34.32%|
|Mission Direct Human Resources||1,343,740||3.18%|
|Mission Direct admin costs, media & communications||125,923||3.09%|
|2020 Mission Indirect Expenses||JOD||%|
|Mission Indirect Human Resources||228,678||49.68%|
|Office overheads, utilities||8,941||1.94%|
|Recruitment and relocation costs||4,026||0.87%|
|Transportation, travel and other||3,902||0.85%|
|Audit fees, bank charges and insurance||1,687||0.37%|
|2020 Other Expenses||JOD|
|Loss on foreign currency exchange transactions||7,821|