Generations For Peace
Generations For Peace is a leading global non-profit peace-building organisation with its headquarters in
We are dedicated to sustainable conflict transformation at the grass roots in communities, by promoting youth leadership, community empowerment, active tolerance, and responsible citizenship.
We are a volunteer movement, empowering, mentoring and supporting volunteers to be change-makers to
create a better future in their own communities.
Since 2007, we have trained and mentored more than 9,025 volunteer leaders of youth in 50 countries in the
Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. With our support, their ongoing programmes address local issues of
conflict and violence, and have touched the lives of more than 230,880 children, youth and adults.
We use sport as an entry point to engage with youth, and our carefully-facilitated sport-based games provide
a vehicle for integrated education and behaviour change. Generations For Peace is the only peace-
through-sport organisation officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
In addition to our sport-based approaches, we have also developed arts, advocacy, dialogue, and
empowerment activities to support conflict transformation with children, youth, and adults in different
Generations For Peace has developed a unique curriculum and cascading model for training carefully-
selected volunteer leaders of youth, and mentoring and supporting them to implement sustained activities for
children, youth and adults to address issues of cultural and structural violence in their own
community. Contexts include: inter-tribal, inter-ethnic, and inter-religious violence; gender inequality; post-
conflict trauma response, reconciliation and reintegration; exclusion of minorities including IDPs, refugees and
people with a disability; and challenges of integration in multi-cultural societies. Conflict sensitivity, and the full
participation and empowerment of girls and women, are integrated into our approach.
We are committed to robust measurement and evaluation of our programmes to support our learning and
innovation, to identify best practices, and to demonstrate impact and sustainability. Our Generations For
Peace Institute has partnerships with Georgetown University, the University of Oxford, and University of
Western Cape. The research evidence shows programme outcomes and impacts which
include: reductions in different forms of violence; increased capacity to manage conflict in non-violent ways;
strengthened ability to break-out of cycles of violence; changes in attitudes and shattering of stereotypes;
greater understanding, respect and trust between different tribes, ethnic groups, religions, genders, and
minorities; strengthened social capital and social networks; empowerment of girls and women; greater
volunteerism, youth engagement, and responsible citizenship.
Founded by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan and Sarah Kabbani in 2007, Generations For Peace is
currently ranked “#35 in the Top 500 NGOs in the World" by NGO Advisor (making us the highest-ranked
peace-building NGO in the world, and the top-ranked Jordanian NGO). Their ranking is based on an
assessment of innovation, impact, and sustainability. In simple terms, over the last nine years we have
achieved rapid global growth; we have learned an enormous amount and gone through "proof of concept",
developing our approach in different contexts, and demonstrating the success, impact and sustainability
of our model.
Our work can be seen as directly implementing UN Security Council Resolutions 2250 (recognising the
positive role youth play in building sustainable peace, and the need for governments and other stakeholders to
support the participation of young people in conflict transformation, peace building and countering violence)
and 1325 (on the pivotal role women should and do play in conflict management, conflict resolution and
As well as funding from the governments of Norway, Belgium, the United States, and the European Union, we
have excellent partnerships with several UN agencies and NGOs, within the Olympic Movement, particularly
the Jordan Olympic Committee, and with corporate partners including Samsung (our partner since 2008),
Orange and DHL Express.