WHAT DO IPSI ALUMNI DO?
IPSI has already trained over 200 emerging leaders from roughly 75 countries in the practical skills to secure a more peaceful future. Here are some examples of what IPSI alumni are doing now:
Photo: Leading a workshop on civic education in Central and Eastern Europe, presenting the results of a working group on the use of Web 2.0 platforms in engaging marginalized groups in active citizenship.
|Nelson SANZ CADENA
Photo: Working with Search for Common Ground – East Timor on the production of a radio drama program Karau Diku ba Dame (Buffalo`s Horn of Peace), which presents young Timorese using cooperative rather than adversarial approaches to shift the way they deal with conflict.
Photo: Training rural communities and ex-combatants in “Relationship Building through Skill Development” in post-war Sri Lanka.
Quote: “The best experience you can ever have, can’t even believe how much we can learn in such a short summer. So many different people from all over the world. IPSI is simply superb.”
|Maria Catalina Gonzalez
Photo: Conducting psychosocial workshops for Colombian paramilitaries undergoing a demobilization process.
Photo: Training on civic mobilization and nonviolence in Kunar, eastern volatile province of Afghanistan.
Photo: Speaking with elementary students in New Jersey about his experiences in Iraq as part of a Veterans Day program.
Quote: “The symposium has been outstanding and valuable in many regards; the most valuable aspects thus far has been the diverse and vast background of the participants and lecturers.”
Photo: Sensitization training on sexual violence and HIV through the provincial state service in South Kivu villages, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Photo: In Papua New Guinnea, where she spoke about peacebuilding with children and the military.
Quote: “IPSI gave me a better picture of the various types of opportunities that exist within the field of peacebuilding and introduced me to many practical projects and methods of promoting peace that are used around the world.”
|Lina Imran Abdullahi
Photo: Speaking about security and governance at the One Young World Summit in 2011.
Photo: Marking holes left by grenades that fell on Sarajevo during the siege. These marks were initially envisaged as official memorials (painted in red) but as years passed by, they were not restored. Luna and other community leaders decided to upkeep the memorial themselves.
Photo: Presenting his newly published book, the reverse is true, to Kenya’s Vice President HE Kalonzo Musyoka.
Photo: Conducting a Training for Trainers on “experiential learning” for practitioners teaching ex-combatants about peacebuilding.