Generations For Peace, the international NGO dedicated to the sustainable use of sport for peace building and development, announced Saturday the King Abdullah II of Jordan Generations For Peace Scholarship Programme for outstanding postgraduate students available at the University of Oxford starting September 2012.
The Generations For Peace Institute will be working closely with Masters and PhD. students at Oxford to develop best practices in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, so that projects can have greater sustainable impact on the ground.
HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, Founder and Chairman of Generations For Peace, said, “we are honoured to be extending the King Abdullah II of Jordan Generations For Peace Scholarship Programme in partnership with such an illustrious institution. This latest collaboration will connect our Pioneers and delegates on the ground with the finest academic minds in the field. Our practitioners will have greater access to the tools and the resources they need to implement peace through sport programs sustainability. And our research and development experts will gain a valuable understanding of the realities of operating in conflict zones.
“That insight will enhance their capacity to develop a range of adaptable strategies and better practices that can really make a difference in diverse conflict contexts all over the world. A library in Oxford may seem a world away from a refugee camp in Pakistan, but together we are working towards an identical goal: bringing lasting peace to communities blighted by conflict, through the power of sport”.
Candidates for the program will be shortlisted in early 2012 and the scholar will be selected by March 2012, to begin the academic year with the University of Oxford in September 2012.