What participants are saying...

[IIPE] was an important milestone in my own journey as an educator because my participation... strengthened my resolve to be a peace educator and to do what I can to promote education for peace and nonviolence in my country and beyond.
Loreta Navarro-Castro (Philippines)Program Director and Founder, Center for Peace Education, Miriam College
I believe the sense of community is created to support one another not only by praising the work but also by challenging or questioning. This "safe" atmosphere is, I feel, unique to IIPE.
Yuriko Yabu (Japan)Kinokuni Senior High School
That [IIPE 2006] experience still benefits my work and I am trying to build on those links for launching worthwhile peace studies programs at Centre for International Peace and Stability in Pakistan.
Dr. Zahid Shahab Ahmed (Pakistan)Assistant Professor, Department of Peace & Conflict Studies, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad
[Via] experiences participating in 5-6 IIPEs, I have learned a lot [that] I’ve applied in my professional practice… topics, ideas, and strategies. We’ve organized conferences and followed the structure and elements of the IIPE model.
Éva B. Nagy (Hungary)Foundation for Human Rights and Peace Education
Being able to share my vision of peace education with the IIPE community has given me a sense of legitimacy, support and useful feedback without which no peace educator can thrive.
Oliver Rizzi Carlson (Costa Rica / Switzerland)University for Peace
Thanks to IIPE, the Schools for Peace Foundation (Fundación Escuelas de Paz) has made multiple strategic alliances that have lead to sharing experiences, projects and activities in national as well as international levels.
Raquel Amada Benavides de Pérez (Colombia)President, Fundación Escuelas de Paz
Core to the community is the community itself... creating a temporary village with far-reaching implications. Participating with this dedicated and diverse team... one feels another world IS possible.
Susan Gelber Cannon (USA)Episcopal Academy Newtown Square, PA, USA
... the horizontal methodology (community learning) allows learning from all participants. The fact that everyone learns and facilitates a session is a great way to [gain] insight of what each is doing... and opens the door for future collaborations.
Cécile Barbeito Thonon (Spain)Programa d'Educació per la Pau, Escola de Cultura de Pau
In a globalized world it is an unique opportunity to meet, challenge, develop and create pedagogic solutions together with participants from different countries and with different experiences of education.
Anne Margrete Halvorsen (Norway)Human Rights & Culture of Peace Educator / Teacher Trainer, Lindeberg School, Oslo