Mapping Peace Education would not be possible without the support and input of a coalition of partner organizations specializing in peace education.
Partner Roles & Expectations
All partners contribute in the following ways:
- Provide expert researchers from among their networks and members to assist with country profile development and peer review.
- Assist with the maintenance and biennial review of existing profiles.
- Assist with project outreach and promotion.
- Contribute technical advice.
- Serve as advisors, researchers and contributors for annual reports.
We are in touch with partners regularly with specific requests for input and support.
The most important responsibility of partners is #1 – providing assistance in identifying researchers from amongst their networks. The project management group will, on occasion, reach out with specific requests to identify researchers from various countries. However, all partners are invited to frequently review our Country Profile Status/Tracking Database to see which countries need additional team members.
Global Campaign for Peace Education. The Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) is a non-formal, international organized network that promotes peace education among schools, families and communities to transform the culture of violence into a culture of peace. The GCPE has two goals: 1) to build public awareness and political support for the introduction of peace education into all spheres of education, including non-formal education, in all schools throughout the world, 2) to promote the education of all teachers to teach for peace.
International Institute on Peace Education. The first IIPE was held in 1982 at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. It was organized by Professors Betty A. Reardon, Willard Jacobson and Douglas Sloan in cooperation with the United Ministries in Education. These professors came together to apply their collective knowledge, wisdom and experience toward addressing the problem of nuclear proliferation. Over the years the IIPE has evolved into a weeklong residential experience for educators hosted in a different country every other summer. The Institute facilitates exchanges of theory and practical experiences in teaching peace education and serves to grow the field. In serving the field, the IIPE operates as an applied peace education laboratory that provides a space for pedagogical experimentation; cooperative, deep inquiry into shared issues; and advancing theoretical, practical and pedagogical applications. Since 1982, the IIPE has been hosted in over 18 countries, gathering hundreds of peace educators together for cooperative learning toward advancing the field of peace education in theory and practice.
Peace Education Working Group of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC). Since 2006, GPPAC members from all corners of the world have been working together to exchange information, skills, and strategies, on how best to engage and collaborate with key stakeholders in their education systems. They have formed a Peace Education Working Group that has helped support the integration of these core skills into the curriculum requirements, into teacher training, and curriculum development for use across countries and regions. This working group is unique. It brings together civil society, teachers, academia and representatives of Ministries of Education or relevant government agencies, creating a global multi-stakeholder platform.
Quaker Council for European Affairs. Broadly speaking, QCEA’s Peace Programme works to: promote nonviolent, whole-of-society peacebuilding policies; advocate for “peace education” which fosters stable societies; encourage cooperation and collaboration among peacebuilders; challenge militaristic definitions of security at the European level. QCEA is working to strengthen peace education involving movement-building from the ‘bottom up’, and influencing policy makers from the ‘top down’. The overarching goal is more, better-integrated, peace education across Europe, with EU policy makers championing and ultimately funding peace education as a peacebuilding and conflict prevention tool.
United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is an initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realization of United Nations goals and mandates, including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability and conflict resolution. Since 2010, UNAI has created a vibrant and diverse network of students, academics, scientists, researchers, think tanks, institutions of higher education, and educational partners. There are over 1400 member institutions in more than 145 countries that reach nearly 25 million people in the education and research sectors around the world. The work of these institutions is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals as they serve as incubators of new ideas, inventions and solutions to the many global challenges we face. United Nations Academic Impact provides the integral link between the UN and these stakeholders to ensure that the international community harnesses the energy and innovation of young people and the research community in service to humanity.
University for Peace. Established by UN General Assembly Resolution 35/55, the University for Peace has been training leaders for peace for the past 40 years. It is a unique international academic institution with more than 2,500 graduates from over 100 nations. Located in Ciudad Colon, its beautiful campus overlooks the Central Valley of Costa Rica. The University continues its pursuit of academic excellence through systematic and critical study, understanding and analysis of the causes of the multiple problems that affect human and global well-being. Through its rich faculty of resident and visiting professors, UPEACE trains future leaders for peace to explore and formulate strategies and practices in diverse contexts to address these problems and contribute to peacekeeping and peacebuilding processes. The UPEACE experience is empirical and unique, empowering, transformative and cultivates critical thinking in its students.
The Berghof Foundation. The Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation supporting people in conflict in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Peace Education is one of the core fields of its work in Germany and abroad for 50 years. We promote peace education by organizing online and offline trainings, workshops and direct encounters, developing curricula and multimedia teaching materials as well as cooperating with ministries, universities and schools to systematically integrate peace education into education plans and education practice.
The Georg Arnhold Program. The Georg Arnhold Program aims to promote research into education for sustainable peace. Its focus lies particularly on educational media and curricula at secondary school level in both post-conflict, transitional societies and Western democracies. With its three components the Georg Arnhold Senior Fellowship, Fieldwork Scholarships in projects of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the International Georg Arnhold Summer Conference as well as with its international network and publications the program aims to strengthen the link between academia and practice, further international cooperation and the translation of relevant research findings into practical recommendations and initiatives. The program is located at the Georg Eckert Institute – Leibniz Institute for International Textbook in Braunschweig, Germany.
The Comparative and International Education Society Peace Education Special Interest Group. The CIES Peace Education Special Interest Group (SIG) was initiated in 2005 to bring together members of the Comparative and International Education Society with common interests in the study of peace and conflict, human rights, and social justice in education. We welcome scholars and practitioners who are interested in peace education and encourage dialogue and participation to strengthen the workings of this SIG.
Education for Global Peace. Education for Global Peace (EGP) is an organization that is building a global network and movement that seeks to bring about a world based on cultures of peace. Following the belief that the foundation of peacebuilding is peace education, EGP is committed to developing projects and strategies on peace education at different levels worldwide.