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Number of employeeS

83

Year of Registration

2007

Number of Followers

1

Annual income

US$ 4.31 million

Category of SGO

Non-profit

Country

Jordan

Chief Executive Officer

Generations For Peace’s CEO, Mark Clark, Reflects on the Constant Nurturing of his Organization

"We’ve Gone Through Proof of Concept in Very Diverse Conflict Contexts"

By The [.] Newsroom From thedotgood's Editorial Desk
March 8, 2018
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There are few iconic social good organizations (SGOs) that truly capture the success of the nonprofit sphere. Despite its young age, Generations For Peace just may be one of them. At first glance, its grassroots peace-building mission seems nearly impossible. Asking youths rather than governments to bring about peace may sound a bit naïve. But when you face GFP’s army of young, articulate, peace-pushing volunteers, then you understand that something big is going on here. There seems to be no limit to the organization’s ambition and discipline. What began as a peace-through-sport initiative of the Jordan Olympic Committee has now trained nearly 9,000 peace-building volunteers in 50 countries, with such tools as Arts, Advocacy, Empowerment, and Dialogue for Peace augmenting the original Sport For Peace approach, delivering sustainable impact.

In conflict zones, communities often reject other communities, particularly those perceived...

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There are few iconic social good organizations (SGOs) that truly capture the success of the nonprofit sphere. Despite its young age, Generations For Peace just may be one of them. At first glance, its grassroots peace-building mission seems nearly impossible. Asking youths rather than governments to bring about peace may sound a bit naïve. But when you face GFP’s army of young, articulate, peace-pushing volunteers, then you understand that something big is going on here. There seems to be no limit to the organization’s ambition and discipline. What began as a peace-through-sport initiative of the Jordan Olympic Committee has now trained nearly 9,000 peace-building volunteers in 50 countries, with such tools as Arts, Advocacy, Empowerment, and Dialogue for Peace augmenting the original Sport For Peace approach, delivering sustainable impact.

In conflict zones, communities often reject other communities, particularly those perceived as different. This is where Generations For Peace makes a difference: the organization mentors young people to bring about powerful and desperately needed social change by building mutual respect, tolerance, and trust through dialogue. Further, GFP recognizes the importance of reflecting deeply on its own work and the many projects it conducts. The organization is constantly innovating, experimenting, evaluating, and then scaling up the projects that work. For instance, the organization is currently growing its programs in response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis by 263%.

Generations For Peace brings its multi-pronged model to bear on all key scoring criteria. In 2015, GFP climbed up the ladder from rank #94 to #32, at a time when many other organizations saw their rank drop or stagnate. To deliver impact as well as innovation at the grassroots level requires dedication to developing a new culture around peace, not to mention a great sense of motivation. Perhaps some of GFP’s drive comes from its CEO, Mark Clark, who has brought passion and discipline to the organization over the last 10 years.

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Mission statement
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We believe a more peaceful world is possible. We want to make it happen, now and for future generations.
We believe in active tolerance and that embracing diversity strengthens us. We are concerned about a growing culture of division, prejudice and hate. We see people struggling to relate to each another and failing to respond to conflict and disputes without resorting to violence.
We believe in the enormous potential of young people to lead change. We are passionate about empowering them to transform conflict and reduce violence in their own communities.
We believe in measuring everything we do, so we can learn, adapt, increase impact, and ensure sustainability.
Our unique model is demonstrating real results with limited resources. We are just 13 years old, but for the last six years we have been consistently ranked within...

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We believe a more peaceful world is possible. We want to make it happen, now and for future generations.
We believe in active tolerance and that embracing diversity strengthens us. We are concerned about a growing culture of division, prejudice and hate. We see people struggling to relate to each another and failing to respond to conflict and disputes without resorting to violence.
We believe in the enormous potential of young people to lead change. We are passionate about empowering them to transform conflict and reduce violence in their own communities.
We believe in measuring everything we do, so we can learn, adapt, increase impact, and ensure sustainability.
Our unique model is demonstrating real results with limited resources. We are just 13 years old, but for the last six years we have been consistently ranked within the Top 35 NGOs in the world.
We are a global community. We are Generations for Peace. Please… Pass it on!

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Impact

LATEST ANNUAL INCOME
US$ 4.31 million
Previous Annual Income
US$ 6.53 million
Latest Surplus/Deficit
(US$ $473,934)
Latest Net Assets
US$ 782,599
Name of Auditing Firm
Unknown
LATEST FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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COUNTRY (OR COUNTRIES) WHERE ACTIVE
Ghana, Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine, North Macedonia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Governance

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Chief Executive Officer
Mark Clark
SHORT BIOGRAPHY
Mark is passionate about transformational change that makes a real difference: behaviour change in individuals, social change in communities, and processes of change and capacity development in organisations. His role as CEO for Generations For Peace combines all three, and draws on his diverse experience with Governments, NGOs, the Olympic Movement and private sector, in humanitarian emergencies, conflict and post-conflict environments, community development, youth development, sport for peace and development, organisational development, legal practice and the military. Mark is from Scotland and joined Generations For Peace in January 2011. He has led the organisation through significant year-on-year growth in funding, staff, programming and impact. Previously, Mark lived and worked in Papua New Guinea (2006-2010), Democratic Republic of Congo (2005-2006); Iraq (2003-2005); and India (2001-2002). Formerly a corporate lawyer practicing in the UK and India, Mark is still a Solicitor certified by the Law Society of Scotland, and a Member of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet. Mark graduated from University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School & HEC School of Management Paris (MSc), Université Lyon 1 (MA); University of Edinburgh (LLB Honours; and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice); and Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has additional certificates in Transformative Dialogue from the Nansen Centre for Peace and Dialogue in Norway; in Community Dispute Resolution from Colorado State University in collaboration with Village Earth; in Non-Violent Communication from the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), and in Conflict Resolution, Transformation and Peacebuilding from the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS). Mark served as a British Army Officer for 10 years and also with the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and was awarded MBE by HM Queen Elizabeth II for his work in Iraq 2003-2005. Mark’s favourite escape is a long run, or a hike into the mountains with his paraglider.
Has Held position since
2022
Board Gender balance
4 m / 2 f (67% m, 33% f)
Number of Employees
83
Number of Volunteers
19,432

History

Since 2007, when Generations for Peace (GFP) was founded as a peace-through-sport initiative of the Jordan Olympic Committee, our journey has been a quest to turn passion into impact. Our focus has always been on supporting people to implement grassroots peacebuilding activities in their own communities to address burning issues of hatred, intolerance, exclusion, inequality, and violence, which they are passionate about changing. Our quest to ensure their passion and effort secures ever-greater impact has driven the continuous evolution of our approach and our organization over the last 14 years.

So far, we have trained over in 51 countries across the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.

After 2020, which amidst the COVID19 pandemic was a tough year of proving our resilience through innovation and good governance, 2021 has been an extremely positive year...

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Since 2007, when Generations for Peace (GFP) was founded as a peace-through-sport initiative of the Jordan Olympic Committee, our journey has been a quest to turn passion into impact. Our focus has always been on supporting people to implement grassroots peacebuilding activities in their own communities to address burning issues of hatred, intolerance, exclusion, inequality, and violence, which they are passionate about changing. Our quest to ensure their passion and effort secures ever-greater impact has driven the continuous evolution of our approach and our organization over the last 14 years.

So far, we have trained over in 51 countries across the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.

After 2020, which amidst the COVID19 pandemic was a tough year of proving our resilience through innovation and good governance, 2021 has been an extremely positive year of “Bouncing Back Better!” Overall, after an extremely tough financial year in 2020, we worked extremely hard on fundraising (we have submitted 33 proposals so far this year!) and we have bounced back already to significantly better than our pre-COVID financial position. In doing so, we analyzed our fundraising data and noted we have a 90% success rate in grant applications where we have done solid pre-positioning with the donor. That has led to prepositioning in 11 priority countries globally by developing process for donor mapping and programme concept notes, as well as providing mentorship and support for our volunteers to lead prepositioning efforts in their respective countries. Our financial bounce-back has also enabled us to recruit Jordanian and International staff and the team has been expending again, attracting several key talents, and counting.

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Legal Status
Tax-exempt charitable non-profit registered in Jordan; Tax-exempt charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) registered in the U.S.; plus local NGO registrations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan; Additionally, local NGO registration is currently in progress in Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Republic of North Macedonia, and Rwanda.
Year of registration
2007
BYLAWS PUBLICLY AVAILABLE
Yes
BYLAWS PROVIDED ON REQUEST
Yes

Contact

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HQ LOCATION ADDRESS
Al Hussein Youth and Sport City
Amman 11196
Jordan
SOCIAL NETWORKS
WEBSITE
MAIN CONTACT EMAIL
info@gfp.ngo
+962 6 500 4600