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Offer: ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’ competition - for local peacebuilding organisations anywhere in the world

From
http://www.insightonconflict.org/tomorrows-peacebuilders/

Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders

Are you a peacebuilder? Do you need some support to help you grow your impact and strengthen your organisation? If you meet our entry criteria, you can apply to win our annual ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’ competition.

Peace Direct believes that in every conflict there are local organisations doing remarkable work to prevent violence and build peace. And we should know – since 2004, we have sent over £2 million in funding to dozens of peacebuilding groups across Africa, Asia and Latin America, and we’ve mapped and profiled over 800 more on our website Insight on Conflict. Now, we are launching our second ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’ competition to find the best emerging peacebuilding organisations across the globe. Four winning entries will be selected by our expert peacebuilding jury. Each winning entry will receive:
•$4,000 funding for peacebuilding activities
•The opportunity to attend an international Peace Direct peacebuilder event or another peacebuilding exchange visit
•Online promotion of their work.

The winners will be announced on Armistice Day, 11 November 2014.

Eligibility

This is a global competition. There is no geographical restriction on applications. In order to be eligible to enter, you must:
•be a registered organisation or community association, established for at least 2 years
•undertake peacebuilding work – your organisation is either a peacebuilding organisation or has peacebuilding as a substantial element of your work
•have a maximum annual income of $60,000 USD or less. At least one of the four winners will have an annual income of less than $10,000 USD.
•be locally based – your organisation must be based in the country or communities where your work will be done
•be an independent organisation, not an in-country or satellite organisation of an international NGO.

In order to help decide whether to enter or not, we recommend you read our Guidance Notes and Terms and Conditions (Both documents will soon be available in French and Spanish, please contact competition@peacedirect.org to be notified, or check back soon).

Deadline

Applications will be accepted from 23 May until 21 July 2014. We strongly recommend applying as early as possible. We will review applications as they are submitted to ensure they are complete and correct, and therefore, early application enjoy this advantage and a greater chance of success.

How to enter

In order to enter, please download and return the application form. We prefer to receive applications completed in English. If you are not comfortable writing your answers in English, we encourage you to have a friend or colleague translate your application into English prior to submission. If these options are not possible, we will accept applications in French and Spanish as well.
•English: ◦Application form (Word document)
◦Guidance notes (Word document, online)
◦Terms and conditions (Word document, Online)

Spanish and French applications coming soon! If you would like to request a Spanish or French application, please email us at competition@peacedirect.org or check back soon.

Send completed applications to competition@peacedirect.org. Please ensure the total size of email attachments does not exceed 5mb. Emails larger than 5mb may be rejected by our email system.

The Jury Members

The winners of the competition will be selected by a jury of peacebuilders, experts and professionals. Find out more about the jury

Further information

If you have any questions about the competition, please look at our list of frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions, please contact competition@peacedirect.org

Thanks

We would like to thank the generous supporters of the Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders competiton. Funding has been received from The Rockwool Foundation, the Blandford Lake Trust, the Serve All Trust and the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation.

Comments

hanasazi's picture

What a fantastic opportunity!

What a fantastic opportunity! I am not part of a peacebuilding organization myself (although I strongly believe in the work that they are doing) but I know this will give the hope of success to many young and growing organizations. Are you connected with or aware of Charter for Compassion International? I'm not sure if they have been around quite long enough to be eligible, but it's one that I follow via email and they are doing a LOT of work toward creating a more peaceful, compassionate and empathic world. I think they are also UK-based. You can see their website at http://charterforcompassion.org Perhaps your organizations can help each other? It looks like you're both doing powerful work! And I thank you for that.

Mary S's picture

Hi :) I don't work for Peace

Hi :)

I don't work for Peace Direct/Insight On Conflict (the people running the competition), but I know several people around the world working on peacebuilding projects. I thought I would share as I am sure there are people using World Pulse who are working on similar projects too.

Thanks for the link. I haven't come across them, but will have a look. From their website, it appears that they are based in the US (Seattle).

Mary

Nyapaul's picture

Peacebuilding

In 2007 and 2008 our country Kenya was burning from the disputed presidential election results. Our organization in collaboration with other NGOs, Faith based organization join hands to ensure peace and co-existence. In 2012 I personally composed a song on peace which was played on radio and TV stations pleading with Kenyans to love and accept one another and maintain peace during campaigns and beyond general election of 2013 despite the results. Check you-tube for Nyapaul songs Amani swahili word meaning peace. Through serious peace campaigns after elections peace was realized and complains channeled to court not as experienced in 2007/08. Peace can be achieved through dialogue and women are key peace makers since they are very influential without underrating opinion leaders at every level in the community. I will share this with others to contest.

Thank you

Nyapaul

Nyapaul

Mary S's picture

Hi Nyapaul I agree with you

Hi Nyapaul

I agree with you that women can play a very positive role in bringing peace. Good luck with your work!

Mary

hanasazi's picture

What an inspiring story, and

What an inspiring story, and congratulations on your own contribution to the success of Kenya's people in bringing peace to their country! The Swahili word for peace is so beautiful! Amani...amani...it reminds me of something but I'm not sure what. ☮ ♥ ☮

Nyapaul's picture

Peacebuilding

Thank you so much my sister, look like you know some swahili word do you know jambo kenya? have you been to Kenya? if not plan to visit sometimes in future.

Jayne

Nyapaul

Nyapaul's picture

Peacebuilding

Thank you so much my sister, look like you know some swahili word do you know jambo kenya? have you been to Kenya? if not plan to visit sometimes in future.

Jayne

Nyapaul

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