Congratulations to the '10 for the 10th Competition' winners


As part of the Global Peace Index Ambassador Program, the Institute of Economics and Peace is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 ‘10 for the 10th Competition’. The competition required each contestant to present creative ideas and communication tools called the “10 for the 10th”, designed to mark the launch of the 10th edition of the Global Peace Index in June 2016.

We would like to extend our warm congratulations to our selected ten winners who presented key research findings in a novel and creative way, each demonstrating outstanding individual qualities.

The ten winners of the 2016 '10 for 10th Competition’ are:

1.    Mwesigwa Geoffrey Philip 
UNV Project Coordinator at the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce Industry & Agriculture. 

|Winning Project |
Business Forum on GPI in the Perspective of Influencing Business Development in Tanzania

2.    Umar Hayat  
M Phil in Strategic and Nuclear Studies, member of Pakistan Armed Forces and the United Nation Peacekeeping Operation.

|Winning Project | 
GPI: Awareness of Global Peacefulness for promoting human well-being.

3.    Maria Lourdes Aseneta
Development consultant, university professorial lecturer, and radio broadcaster from the Philippines. 

|Winning Project |
 “A Tale of Two Worlds”.

4.    Manisha Javeri  
Professor in the Instructional Technology program at the California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA).  

|Winning Project | 
GPI in a Sound Byte.

5.    Summer Lewis and Jorge Meruvia
Jorge is a specialist in social development and strengthening civil society organizations. Summer is a consultant in international development and social responsibility initiatives. 

|Winning Project | 
Mapping Peace in Mexico and the Way Forward.

6.    Eduardo da Costa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Eduardo is an economist, development practitioner, and peace scholar from Brazil. As the first Rotary Peace Fellow from the Brazilian Amazon region, Eduardo completed a Master of International Development Policy at Duke University (Duke/UNC Rotary Peace Center 2010-2012). He is a student in the PhD Program in Peace and Conflict Studies in the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at the University of Manitoba, in Canada, where his current research focuses on peace and conflict prevention in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.

|Winning Project | 
Peace Days and the Community Peace Index.

7.    Sellah King’oro 
Head of the Research, Policy and Planning Department of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission.

|Winning Project | 
Sharing the Global Peace Index 2016 with Peaceful Elections in Mind.

8.    Sarah Sanderson and Joshua Campbell  
Sarah E. Sanderson (M.A. Peace Studies candidate) holds a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Spanish from Hope College as well as a M.A. in Spanish Linguistics from The Ohio State University.  Joshua Campbell (M.A. Peace Studies candidate) holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Nonprofit Management from University of Nebraska.

|Winning Project | 
Training Peacemakers in the Classroom.

9.    Ian Saini  
Women’s Programs Officer with the Ministry of Agriculture (Ntcheu Agriculture Office). 

|Winning Project | 
Launching the IEP’s activities in Malawi: Disseminating Global Peace Index information, the role of IEP’s research findings and its relationship in improving Malawi’s economy.

10.    Phil Gittins  
Co-Director - Global Curriculum Development, Country Director - Bolivia for NewGen Peacebuilders, an International Youth Peace Education Program that has been delivered/scheduled in the USA, Bolivia, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Ghana, South Sudan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Australia. 

|Winning Project | 
Some reflections on the Theory, Research, and Praxis of Peace and Peace Education.

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