Linking Peace and Economic Development

 

Economic development is essential in creating conditions essential to economic growth and prosperity internationally.

 

 

Economic development is critical to peace-building and, likewise, peace fosters economic development and growth. The two are intrinsically interconnected as one is needed for the other to flourish. All aspects of economic development - improving the standard of living of citizens through job creation, support for innovation, enhancement of wealth, increase in per capita income, and, correspondingly, improvement of economic well-being and quality of life. These are vital to the creation of peaceful societies. However, economic development initiatives do not automatically lead to peace; some can inadvertently undermine peace if they are not under the Positive Peace framework and are not designed in a peace-conducive basis.   

 

To advance peace-building in connection with economic development, we have elaborated 4 projects:

Contact Ximena Murillo at rppiedpeace@gmail.com

 

Project 1: Creating a Microenterprises Network in the slums of El Alto (La Paz, Bolivia) to Reduce Domestic Violence - Project Details here

Project 2: Activating Sustainable Peace By Empowering Vulnerable Women In Kisumu, Kenya - Kenya - Project Details here

Project 3: Providing Economic Mobility to Palestinian Youth Through Social Entrepreneurship in Tulkarem City - Palestine - Project Details here

Project 4: Chocolate, Mole, Mushrooms & Social tissue - Mexico - Project Details here

 

The four  proposals for peace projects are developed based on Rotary’s guidelines for Global Grants. 

 

Sandra Fong

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Rotary Peace Fellow University of Bradfrd, Class XI – MA Conflict Resolution; Grants and Fundraising Coordinator, Better Cotton Initiative. https://bettercotton.org/, Switzerland

Ximena Murillo

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Rotary Peace Fellow Class 24 - University of Chulalongkorn in Bangkok, Thailand; President and CEO of United4Change Center for International Development &  Global Citizenship (U4C), USA

Mateja Rot

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Rotary Peace Fellow, University of Chulalongkorn in Bangkok, Thailand 2018, Class 24, CEO and Founder of City Says, Slovenia

Reem Ghunaim

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Rotary Peace Fellow of University of Peace Study: Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center; Executive Director for the Rotary Action Group for Peace based in Portland, Oregon, USA

Teresa Zorrila Palomar

Rotary Peace Fellow Class 24 - the University of Chulalongkorn in Bangkok, Thailand; Director of Salud, Arte y Educación: Health, Art and Education, Mexico