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Promising Practices in Engaging Youth in Peace and Security and PVE/CVE: Summary of Key Interventions and Examples
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November 1, 2017
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Author: USAID Publication Date: August 2017 Description: The 2015 United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 (SCR 2250) on Youth, Peace and Security and emerging literature emphasizes the need to switch the narrative to recognize youth as positive agents for peacebuilding and security, rather than stigmatizing them as risks. SCR 2250 encourages governments, international organizations, and civil […]

Transforming Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilder’s Guide
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November 1, 2017
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Author: Search for Common Ground (SFCG) Publication Date: April 2017 Description: Transforming violent extremism recognizes that while violent extremism exists, the reasons and motivators leading to an individual being drawn to violent extremist movements can be transformed into a different type of agency or engagement. This is distinct from countering violent extremism which is reactive to […]

Preventing Violent Extremism Through Education. A Guide for Policy-makers
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November 1, 2017
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Author: UNESCO Publication Date: 2017 Description: To assist countries in their efforts, UNESCO has developed this publication Preventing violent extremism through education: A guide for policy-makers. The Guide also responds to the decision of UNESCO’s Executive Board at its 197th session (197 EX/Dec46) through which Member States acknowledged the importance of preventing violent extremism through education […]

A Teacher’s Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism
November 1, 2017
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Author: UNESCO Publication Date: 2016 Description: This is UNESCO’s first Teacher’s Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism through education. This document has been developed in direct response to the needs of UNESCO’s Member States as expressed in the landmark 197/EX Decision 46 taken by UNESCO’s Executive Board in October 20151, which calls on the Organization […]

Critical Choices: Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement on Somali Youths’ Propensity Towards Violence

Author: Mercy Corps Publication Date: November 2016 Description: For far too long, evidence on “what works” has evaded practitioners working on violence reduction, particularly Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). While a vast literature exists on the drivers to violence and violent extremism, few rigorous evaluations have been done to figure out what works to prevent or reduce […]

Turning Away from MS-13 and Al Shabaab: Analyzing Youth Resilience in Honduras and North East Kenya
November 1, 2017
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Author: Education Development Center (EDC) Publication Date: March 2016 Description: This study compares multiple resiliency factors (individual, caregiver, context) displayed by youth who are participating in international-­donor-­funded youth development programs implemented by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), in Central America (Honduras) and the Horn of Africa (North East Kenya), two regions that suffer from high levels […]

Using Technology to Deliver Educational Services to Children and Youth in Environments Affected by Crisis and/or Conflict
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October 3, 2017
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Author: USAID Publication Date: December 2013 Description: The goal of this paper is two-fold: (1) to compile and review illuminating case studies of technology- supported interventions to deliver education services that promote equitable access to children and youth in environments affected by crisis and/or conflict; and (2) to provide recommendations for the design and implementation of […]

PeaceTech Wiki
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October 3, 2017
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Author: PeaceTech Lab Description: The PeaceTech Wiki is a free learning resource developed by PeaceTech Lab and the team of international technologists who support peacebuilders in our network. As the Lab encounters tools that can be used for social change, we share the resources we’ve gathered with the global peacebuilding community. To access the resource, please […]

Global Mapping of Communication for Development Interventions in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
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October 3, 2017
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Author: UNICEF Publication Date: March 2013 Description: This mapping examines the use of Communication for Development (C4D) in peacebuilding efforts. It is one of the core activities proposed by UNICEF’s Communication for Development Section to support the multi-year Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme, managed by the Education Section and involving 14 Country Offices. The findings of this […]

Role of Youth in Peace Building via New Media: A Study on Use of New Media by Youth for Peace Building Tasks
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October 3, 2017
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Author: Sumit Narula Publication Date: 2016 Description: The present paper discusses how new media is put to use by the youth. The focal area is how youth is using or not using the variety of new media available, for peace building tasks. The study was conducted with 150 respondents, and aimed to relate the usage of new […]

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