YPI’S first Think Tank with the Alumni Network

Nov 25, 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: https://www.vredespaleis.nl/centre-for-humanitarian-dialogue-receives-2022-carnegie-wateler-peace-prize-for-conflict-mediation-worldwide/?lang=en

On Friday the 20th of November 2020, we invited the dear alumni from our Young Leadership Experience to participate in an online Think Tank.

The purpose of this event was to gather insights and ideas about the YPI’s growth in the coming years, looking specifically at our multi-annual strategy and focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian initiative. But above all, this was an opportunity to (re-)connect with past participants, reflect, share, and discuss. It was a successful event and we are very grateful to the alumni who took time out of their lives to share their insights with us!

This Think Tank was an energising experience, we were excited by the alumni’s enthusiasm and seeing everyone’s willingness to collaborate with us in imagining YPI’s future. We believe that gathering the insights of previous participants of the Young Leadership Experience is truly the best way for us to grow and evolve as an organisation with the participants at the forefront of our mission, and we now have a list of new ideas to reflect on, and start planning how to implement these. Many thanks again to the wonderful alumni who joined the session!

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