Peace Education Webinar: Building Capacity from a Local to Global Level

We are happy to announce that the first series of peace education webinars conducted by experts from GPPAC's Peace Education Working Group will start this month! Our peace education experts will share their decades of experience integrating peace education into formal (schools, colleges and universities) and informal (community) education structures. Through these monthly webinars, our experts aim to assist civil society organisations, governments and donors as they develop and implement peace education regionally and country-wide.

Our peace education experts from all corners of the world have been working together to exchange information, skills, and strategies, on how best to engage and collaborate with key stakeholders to help build capacity in their education systems in association with GPPAC for 12 years.  Their combined years of experience however, tallies to more than a century! This unique group of experts include civil society, teachers, academia and representatives of Ministries of Education or relevant country-wide governmental and national education agencies, creating a global multi-stakeholder platform.

The first webinar will be given by Jennifer Batton, Chair of the GPPAC Peace Education Working Group. She will share good practices in teacher education, curriculum development and integration and student/youth programming in social emotional learning, multicultural/citizenship education, peacebuilding and conflict resolution.  

Who can participate? Anyone interested in peace education can join us for these webinars. For the first webinar, register to join!

What language will the webinars be delivered in? Most webinars will be delivered English, unless otherwise noted on the webinar summary

What technology do I need to be able to view the webinar? We will be using Zoom for the webinar.

How do I register to the webinar? To view the webinars, you must first register here. This is free.

Date & time: 23 January 2019, 9AM EST (Ohio), 15:00 in the Netherlands

"The knowledge, skills, and abilities of conflict management, social, emotional, learning, and peace education are critical life skills needed for people of all ages to navigate their daily world, reduce stress, regulate their own emotions, increase empathy and to improve academic achievement!"
- Jennifer Batton

About Jennifer Batton

Jen has worked with GPPAC in peace education since 2004. She provided training, presentations, and consultation for teachers, policy makers, and youth serving professionals in 23 countries including Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Guatemala, India, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine.  She recently served as a Senior Consultant for UNESCO – IIEP and served on The Organization of American States (OAS) Advisory Board for the Inter-American Program on Education for Democratic Values and Practices. She is the former director of education programs for the state government office, the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management in Columbus, Ohio, USA. As the Education Director, she was responsible for strategic planning to meet the needs of all of Ohio's schools (approximately 3,600) and universities (approximately 52 teacher training colleges) including coordinating and designing state-wide conflict resolution education (CRE) programming by providing grants, training, technical assistance, evaluation, and resource development in partnership with other state government, and state-wide youth serving agencies.

For more on our peace education work, visit this page.


Upcoming webinars

School mediation in multiethnic communities in Serbia
Presenter(s):  Tatjana Popovic, Nansen Dialogue Centre Serbia
and one colleague from the Ministry of Education
20 February, 15:00 (GMT +1 / CET)

Culture of Good Neighbourhood and 15 years of Multicultural education in school; how can I be recognized in my school if I’m a minority?
Presenter: Dr. Iryna Brunova-Kalisetska. Director, NGO “Integration and Development Center for Information and Research”
20 March, 13:00  (GMT +1 / CET)

Lessons Learned from 3 Decades of Peace Education Work
Presenter: Loreta Castro, Program Director, Center for Peace Education,
Miriam College, Philippines
24 April, 9:00 (GMT +1 / CET)

Experiences on 13 years of “Peace School”, Mexico
Presenter: Diana Lepe Sanchez, Coordinator for the area of education, Serapaz Mexico
May 23, 16:00 (GMT +1 / CET)

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