Youth and Peacebuilding
Latest from USIP on Youth and Peacebuilding
- May 6, 2013 | Course
Learn how to develop effective strategies for establishing stable institutions and a robust civil society, including how to address the interplay among issues of corruption, accountability, rule of law, elections, political party development, public administration, and economic reconstruction in divided societies.
- March 7, 2013 | Publication
Peacebuilders come in many shapes and sizes, and in different uniforms. This was one of the clear themes as Army Colonel BJ Constantine, Army Peace fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), spoke with a 5th grade class of aspiring peacebuilders at Stoddert Elementary School in Northwest Washington, DC earlier this week.
- February 25, 2013 | Course
Learn how to use Intergroup Dialogue (ID) to engage alienated groups in safe conversation about their identities with the goal of improving understanding, dismantling perceptions of the “other,” and creating alliances that help pave the way to greater intergroup cooperation and peaceful coexistence.
- January 30, 2013 | Publication
In one of the most scenic but also one of the more contentious regions of Pakistan, USIP is supporting a project to inculcate civic skills, democratic culture, and a spirit of tolerance in the next generation of leaders.
- January 28, 2013 | Publication
A nonprofit foundation organized a group of mostly Muslim students to clean up a Hindu temple outside of Lahore, Pakistan, in a project supported by USIP’s Peace Innovations Fund for Pakistan. A video and an accompanying blog post by USIP Country Representative Nadia Naviwala explain what happened.
- December 13, 2012 | Publication
The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) is currently supporting a team of Harvard University researchers who are carrying out a group psychosocial intervention in Freetown, Sierra Leone with youth affected by the 1991-2002 civil war in that country. The program, the “Youth Readiness Intervention” (YRI), is the first intervention of its kind to be tested in Sierra Leone.
- December 13, 2012 | Publication
Pakistani youth face an increasingly challenging array of extremist messaging from media outlets, school curriculum, and jihadi organizations that encourage intolerance, prejudice and violence. This is exacerbated by the country’s youth bulge that overextends the capability of the government and civil society to meaningfully build the capacity and aptitude of youth to reflect on extremism and challenge violence.
- November 7, 2012 | Publication
USIP, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and Microsoft Corporation, participated in the first chapter of Generation Change in Egypt. The Egypt chapter marks Generation Change’s 25th chapter worldwide, and the first in the Middle East. Manal Omar, director of USIP’s Iraq, Iran, and North Africa Programs, led the two-day training.
- October 18, 2012 | Event
In May 2012, Education Above All, a Doha-based education group, commissioned papers from practitioners and thematic experts that map and analyze the most widely used of different curricula, collectively designated as “education for global citizenship,” and the policies that have accompanied their implementation. To explore the findings of this research, the project director, technical adviser and expert on conflict and education, Margaret Sinclair, discuss these research findings with experts from USIP and the Brookings Institution.
- October 11, 2012 | Publication
The School of Public Policy at George Mason University (GMU) and USIP jointly organized a one-day conference analyzing the critical role that Pakistan’s “youth bulge” will play in influencing that strategically important country’s internal and regional peace and security.
- October 10, 2012 | Event
The School of Public Policy at George Mason University (GMU) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) jointly organized a one-day conference that focused on the Pakistani youth, public policy options, and the prospects for peace in the long run.
A video recording of this event is now available online.
- October 7, 2012 | Course
Explore successful humanitarian assistance and longer-term needs for social well-being and development in fragile states. Analyze the links between social well-being—particularly health, education, environmental protection, and refugee needs—and security, governance, rule of law, and economic development.
- September 17, 2012 | Publication
Tim Luccaro, USIP’s program officer in Kabul, discusses USIP’s work with Afghan youth volunteers to build greater community awareness of civic and legal rights, highlighting the need for greater recognition of Afghan youth’s role and participation in political and peace processes in Afghanistan.
- August 10, 2012 | In the Field
USIP Academy staff Linda Bishai and Jacqueline Wilson trained a group of youth visiting as part of the Banaa Scholarship program.
- August 9, 2012 | Publication
USIP awards two new grants to international groups that will work in Kyrgyzstan to help detect nascent conflicts and to bolster mediation and conflict resolution skills in the Central Asian nation.