Education, simply put, is peacebuilding by another name. It is the most effective form of defense spending that there is.           Kofi Anan

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Education is a significant contributor to peace. Despite this, less than 2% of global humanitarian aid goes towards education. With 75 million children and young people out of school in 35 crisis-affected countries, investment in sustainable education programmes is imperative. Short term, the direct effects of armed conflict on children’s education is clear. Schools destroyed, used by military forces or occupied by displaced people. This impact is magnified in the long-term, spanning past childhood, and impacting individuals, families, and communities well beyond the classroom. The aftermath of the pandemic will also take its toll due to the social disruption it causes.

This is an opportunity for Rotarians to facilitate peace within communities across the world through education. Using participatory and asset-based design, this workshop will deep-dive into project development on one of 5 or less key areas of work (based on the available expertise and partners)

  1. Advocacy and Education for Children Associated with Armed Forces and Groups (War Child UK)

  2. Alternative education for young people impacted by ethno-religious conflict (Rawiyat)

  3. Changing Behaviour of troubled youth brought up in violence (PeaceJam)

  4. Educating young people for peace and engaging them in peace projects – where youth lead and adults guide (World BEYOND War)


Projects are been designed in line with the requirements of the Global Grant to ensure Rotarians to develop a viable project that is both impactful for the beneficiaries and aligned with Rotary values.

Join our workshop if:

  • You are passionate about education beyond the traditional classroom

  • You care about investing in learning spaces for vulnerable and marginalised groups

  • You are curious about the specific themes outlined above

Dr. Phill Gittins
Alison Sutherland
Amardeep Kainth
Sibylle Rupprecht

Rotarian Peace Projects Incubator

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International Conference Center Geneva/Switzerland

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