The world is facing a vast array of challenges, many of which are posing existential threats to our shared future. Many of these problems are global in nature, complex and multi-dimensional.
Climate change, pandemics and rising levels of social discontent are just a few examples. Thus, finding solutions will require fundamentally new ways of thinking.
Peace is the prerequisite for the survival of humanity in the 21st century. Without peace, it will not be possible to achieve the levels of trust, cooperation and inclusiveness necessary to solve these challenges.
In the past, peace may have been the domain of the altruistic, but in the current century it is everyone’s self-interest.
Positive Peace, as devised by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), is a solution to many of the common social and economic challenges affecting our world today.
The concept and framework is transformational in that it is a cross-cutting facilitator of progress, making it easier for businesses to sell, entrepreneurs and scientists to innovate, individuals to produce and governments to effectively regulate.
Positive Peace is also associated with many other social characteristics that are considered desirable, including:
The Positive Peace Academy gives participants a chance to join those working and researching in the dynamic field of peace and conflict studies.
The online course provides participants with skills to develop peace and take action at a grassroots and institutional level. Course material is from a series of successful Positive Peace workshops and years of peace data analysis,
Academy participants will learn about the concept of Positive Peace and the framework’s eight pillars.
Sign-up for the free Positive Peace Academy.
The IEP Ambassador Programme provides knowledge and resources to individuals interested in fostering peace in their communities. The programme attracts seasoned peacebuilders as well as those new to the field.
Through a series of webinars, participants receive an in-depth understanding of IEP’s research and methodology. The Academy also guides students on communicating peace research and activating IEP’s Positive Peace framework.
The positive peace framework is an evidence-based model. Peacebuilders use the framework to develop sustainable societal change. IEP provides its data and research, which is often adapted by ambassadors when applied to various regional and professional interests.
Are you interested in becoming an ambassador for peace? Sign up to express your interest in the program.
Often peace can be thought of as something that is separate to development. Or as just one aspect of development that’s delivered through training, mediation or conflict resolution practices.
Through the implementation of the Positive Peace framework, development projects automatically become peacebuilding projects. From Uganda and Mexico to Tunisia, IEP collaborates with many organisations around the world to develop engaging workshops.
We focus on practical efforts to build Positive Peace at the local level. IEP’s Positive Peace workshops help communities develop actions to strengthen the social structures, attitudes and institutions that foster peace.
Do you want to learn more about how we partner with organisations to help them undertake Positive Peace workshops? Download and read our Positive Peace Implementation Guide.
Statistical analysis and mathematical models helped derive Positive Peace and its framework. IEP defines positive peace as the attitudes, institutions and structures that create and sustain peaceful societies,
IEP aims to shift the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable and tangible measure of human wellbeing and progress and provides pathways for those interested in becoming part of the Positive Peace Movement.