by Yin YinThatun, Class XVI As I reflect on International Women’s Day, and the ongoing peace process in Myanmar, I see how much more work needs to be done to better implement the laws that have already been established to facilitate women’s participation. The lack of commitment to ensuring and strengthening the inclusion of women … Continue reading Women are Ready, but Where are They? Reflection on Myanmar Women’s Participation in the Peace Process
Pedro Henrique Souza, Class XVI At the end of January, in a joint effort between Rotarians from Sweden, Norway and the United Kingdom, Fellows from Rotary Peace Centres in Uppsala and Bradford gathered together in Oslo for a professional development trip. The trip aimed to allow fellows to visit a variety of organisations to learn … Continue reading Visit to Oslo: Impressions from a professional development trip
By Henrique Siniciato Terra Garbino, Class XVI As part of the Rotary-sponsored applied field experience (AFE), I had the opportunity to join the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) in its programmes in Tajikistan and Ukraine, from June to August 2018, with a short in-between stop at headquarters in Geneva. During this period, I … Continue reading Mine action: an untapped research topic?
By Jasper Peet-Martel, Class XVI Utilizing the incredible opportunity presented to me by Rotary International’s funded Applied Field Experience I wanted to better understand and contrast conflict prevention and mitigation work at the policy and local levels. Having prior professional experience working in the Burma/Myanmar peace process primarily at local levels, I was curious to broaden … Continue reading Broadening the scope: A search for a regional perspective on working for peace
By Masumi Honda, Class XVI My Applied Field Experience (AFE) took me back to Gaziantep, Turkey – where I spent a year prior to becoming a peace fellow working for an international NGO to deliver humanitarian aid into Syria. I went back to the same field, same location with a little different angle, armed … Continue reading A simple tribute
By Kaitlin McGarvey, Class XVI On July 23, 2018 Saddle Dam D in southern Laos collapsed displacing at least 6,000 people in Laos and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people in Cambodia (just south of Laos). Reports vary, but between 27 and 36 people have been confirmed dead, with about 100 people still missing. … Continue reading Hydropower on the Mekong: a threat to social and environmental well-being
Class XVI Uppsala Peace Fellows are steadily wrapping up their Applied Field Experience. In this blog, we provide you with glimpses of their exciting journeys. More of their stories will follow so stay tuned! Since early June Henrique has been posted with the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action in Tajikistan and Ukraine, with a short … Continue reading Uppsala Peace Fellows and their AFE journeys