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Peace and Conflict Resolution/Prevention: More than Just Scholarships

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Since the launch of Future Vision and the six areas
of focus the majority of global grants for peace and
conflict prevention/resolution (PCPR) have been for
scholarships. In an effort to expand the global grant
activity in PCPR, an idea exchange and workshop will
provide Rotarians an opportunity to brainstorm ideas
for projects they can do with their clubs and districts.
Rotarian Action Group for Peace members and Rotary
Peace Fellow alumni will facilitate the group activities.

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Peace and Conflict Resolution/Prevention: More than Just Scholarships

  1. 1. 2014 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution: More than Just Scholarships Moderator: Al Jubitz, Chair of the RAG for Peace 2 June 2014
  2. 2. “The way to war is a well-paved highway, and the way to peace is still a wilderness.” --Paul Harris EXCHANGE IDEAS
  3. 3. Field of Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution Macro level: Related to an entire society, including: • Conflicts between countries • Conflicts between groups within countries (i.e. interethnic) Micro level: Related to a community (school or neighborhood), including: • Gang violence • Bullying in schools • Domestic abuse • Sexual violence • Intolerance in schools • Peer mediation • Respect for diversity-racial, religious, gender, socio- economic
  4. 4. Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Statement of Purpose and Goals TRF enables Rotarians to promote the practice of peace and conflict prevention/ resolution by: 1. Training leaders, including potential youth leaders, to prevent and mediate conflict; 2. Supporting peace-building in communities and regions affected by conflict; 3. Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to peace and conflict prevention/resolution.
  5. 5. 2013-14 Global Grant Statistics All Areas of Focus PCPR Humanitarian 472 5 Scholar 140 45 Vocational Training Team 24 2 Total 636 52
  6. 6. Objectives • To explore the opportunities to make an impact in this Area of Focus • To exchange ideas for future Club/District/global grants within PCPR • For each attendee to go home with an idea for a project they are interested in enacting
  7. 7. Brainstorming 1. Four Groups – each with two facilitators 2. Break into groups of 10 3. One person takes notes in each group (15 minutes) 4. Rejoin larger group and share ideas (20 minutes) 5. Entire group reconvenes, and each group designates one person to present their ideas to the entire group (5 minutes each)
  8. 8. Groups of ten people (15 minutes) What is your idea for a peace project for your Club or District?
  9. 9. What is your idea for a peace project for your Club or District? Numbered Groups (15 minutes)
  10. 10. Ideas
  11. 11. Funding Guidelines District Grants • Support: humanitarian projects, scholarships, VTTs • Minimal restrictions • Districts may use up to 50% of their DDF to receive one District grant annually • Clubs work directly with their District to get funding Global Grants • Support: humanitarian projects, graduate-level scholarships, VTTs • Restrictions: must be sustainable with measurable goals; align with areas of focus, respond to real community needs, involve Rotarians and community members, and meet the eligibility requirements • Minimum budget of $30,000 • Clubs and Districts contribute DDF and/or cash contributions that the World Fund matches
  12. 12. Questions?
  13. 13. Thank you for coming Rotarian Action Group for Peace: Website: http://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/ Email: contact@rotariansforpeace.org Mark Zober Rotary Foundation Technical Coordinator: Peace & conflict Resolution/Prevention Email: rotarymark@gmail.com Rotary Peace Centers: Website: http://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships Email: rotarypeacecenters@rotary.org

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