Education is an essential tool for building peace.
The Institute for Economics and Peace is the world’s leading think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyse peace and to quantify its economic value. It does this by developing global and national indices, calculating the economic cost of violence, analysing country level risk and understanding positive peace. With over ten years’ of data and research, IEP provides a range of educational resources for a broad audience.
Training – IEP is currently producing a number of digital Positive Peace training programmes, the first due for release in mid-March 2017. The courses form part of our wider peace education strategy, encouraging both this generation and the next in engaging with peace.
Resources – Our global peace research has been taught in classrooms around the world, mobilising a generation of young adults. Our research has also been taught to students in thousands of universities. If you would like your school or university to join us please get in touch.
Workshops – IEP in collaboration with Rotary and IPSI ran its first training course in 2016, covering the Pillars of Peace with 120 Ugandan Rotoractors. The workshop introduced the Rotoractors to the eight pillars of peace, with the participants going on to run project to continue to build and strengthen peace in their own communities. To find out more about our workshops please get in touch.
ESRI – IEP has partnered with global mapping specialist ESRI, combining their geo-spatial and mapping technologies with IEP’s peace research and data to create engaging visualisations, interactive maps and lesson structures for use in schools across Australia and the US. To find out more about this free programme, please get in touch.