Jun 16, 2020

We are looking back! On November 3rd, 2022, the Youth Peace Initiative was invited to attend the 2022 Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize at the Peace Palace

The Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize is awarded every two years by the Carnegie Foundation to an institution or a person who furthers the development of international peace. This year, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) – a private diplomacy organisation based in Geneva – was bestowed with the award, in recognition of their hard work in preventing, mitigating, and resolving armed conflicts through dialogue and mediation.

Moreover, on the occasion of the Peace Prize, YPI got to meet Rhea Mahanta, Youth Ambassador of the Peace Palace and winner of the 2021 Youth Peace Prize, bestowed by the Peace Palace, YPI, and the Municipality of The Hague. As a founder of The Peacebuilding Project, last year she was recognized for peacebuilding activities such as the Rohingya Literacy Program.

Read more about the 2022 Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize here:

30 minute conversations with young inspiring peacebuilders

We are so excited to finally present to you our very first podcast episode! We could not have chosen a better guest for this first episode; Nevena Radosavljevic is a young peace practitioner and PHD student who is passionate about the intersection between peacebuilding and journalism. She is an eloquent speaker who gave us a lot of insight into what reconciliation means, what peace journalism is, and how she came about this particular career. Please give this episode a listen, it is definitely worth it!

Throughout the episode, Nevena refers to the infographics she made to illustrate her presentation. They appear in this order:

This infographic represents the different aspects of reconciliation. Peace, justice, mercy and truth are all part of the same flower as they are all necessary components of a successful reconciliation.

In order to make the process of reconciliation a more easily understandable one to people who have not experienced conflict, Nevena uses the example of reconciling a broken couple. This infographic represents the different steps in this reconciliation process.

Finally, this table shows the difference between peace journalism and war journalism.

If you are as interested in this topic as we are, Nevena suggested a few readings to go deeper into this material:

  • John Paul Lederach – Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies
  • John Paul Lederach – The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace
  • Johan Galtung – Peace by Peaceful Means
  • Jesse Benn –  From passive to active: The spectrum of peace journalism

Thank you so much again to Nevena Radosavljevic for an insightful conversation – we are inspired by your work and dedication! And to our listeners, make sure you follow our podcast for future episodes…

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