It’s Official: The Rotary Action Group for Peace is presenting at Geneva Peace Week 2019. 

Be Inspired. Get Building. Wage Peace.

Reem Ghunaim, the Executive Director of the Rotary Action Group for Peace, presents How to Build and Spark Sustainable Peace within your Community. This workshop illustrates the Institute for Economics and Peace’s 8 Pillars of Positive Peace through successful peace projects created by Rotary Clubs all over the globe. During this workshop, you will learn about the eight aspects of Positive Peace and how to implement scientifically-driven strategies into your current and future peacebuilding projects.

After a successful pilot presentation at the Rotary International’s 2019 Conference in Hamburg, Reem was invited to present her workshop and workbook at GPW19. In addition to her invitation, her workbook will be featured in Rotary International’s Positive Peace Academy by the end of the year.

Through heartfelt stories, clear logic models, and thoughtful exercises, this workshop will leave you with the tools and confidence to strategically plan your next successful peace project!

About our Presenter – Reem Ghunaim

Reem Ghunaim is currently the Executive Director for the Rotarian Action Group for Peace based in Portland, Oregon. She is also a Global Peace Index Ambassador for the Institute for Economics and Peace based in New York City, and a Rotarian at the Rotary Club of Portland, District 5100. She was previously a Rotaractor with the Rotary Club of Ramallah in Palestine and later became a Rotary Peace Fellow at the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center in North Carolina.

Reem is a proponent of economic development, strategic and regional planning, and promoting peace through global humanitarian projects. She is an accomplished professional in multiple regions including the Middle East, Pacific, Europe, and the USA.

She is an expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and encourages intercultural exchanges to enhance mutual understanding. Reem has distinguished experience as a public speaker and has presented and spoken about various important social, economic and political issues around the world at numerous prestigious platforms.

Read more about Reem and her story.

Geneva Peace Week 2019

Geneva Peace Week emphasizes that each and every person, actor and institution has a role to play in building peace and resolving conflict. It recognizes that peacebuilding occurs in many different contexts and cuts across disciplines and sectors. In this sense, Geneva Peace Week breaks down professional silos in order to enable creative responses to violence, exclusion, and insecurity.

Geneva Peace Week is a flagship initiative of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform in collaboration with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), and the Platform’s five partners – the Graduate Institute’s Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP); the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF); the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP); Interpeace; and the Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva (QUNO). Geneva Peace Week is also supported by Switzerland.