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Saji Prelis
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AIB: When India Spoke to Pakistan

On Independence Day, AIB tried to get strangers from India and Pakistan to speak to each other over the phone. We found out why Indians and Pakistanis should...
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Sierra Leone: Adolescent theatre builds peace

Subscribe to UNICEF here: http://bit.ly/1ltTE3m. To learn more about UNICEF's Learning for Peace programme, visit: http://learningforpeace.unicef.org/. Ibrah...
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Millennials are on the rise in the Middle East — and bring their own agenda

The Takeaway Producer T.J. Raphael July 02, 2014Millennials are set to become a potent force in the Middle East. And often their perspectives and politics don't match those of today's leaders.…See More
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Indonesian Youth Peace Leaders

Pemimpin-pemimpin muda dari berbagai kampus di Indonesia berkumpul untuk menyiapkan diri sebagai peace leaders. Di "Student Initiatives on Peacebuilding Work...
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Youth Voices Post-2015

This video was recorded during the 2012 International Youth Leadership Academy (IYLA) training in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants came together and shared the...
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Let Girls Learn

Around the world 62 million girls are not in school. Millions more are fighting to stay there. Let Girls Learn is a new effort by the United States Governmen...
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Youth Employment, Skills and Entrepreneurship

The UN Global Compact and UN Habitat organized a Google Hangout on Youth Employment, Skills and Entrepreneurship. Speakers from business, international youth...
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The Power Of Sharing

The United Nations Free & Equal campaign presents a message on this International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). Share your story and chang...
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Being an Inconvenient Youth | Virtual Talk, UN Wor

Virtual Talk by Sarah Jameel at the World Conference on Youth Parallel Event Session: "The role of youth in breaking the cycle of poverty" Organized by: Habi...
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Classroom heroes: Amid violence, teachers committed to children's learning

"We, the teachers, we try to make the violence disappear," says Nguinissara Rita, a primary school teacher in a site for internally displaced people in Bangu...
Apr 20
Saji Prelis commented on Garba's blog post Summer school program
"Be one of 75 youth for positive social change Develop skills for this interconnected world through lively discussions and interactive workshops hosted by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and EF Education First."
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TMB Panyee FC short film

TMB bank have launched a new brand vision "Make THE Difference" by making a film to inspire people to start thinking differently. With a hope that they will ...
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Kristin Diwan on Youth Activism, Organization, and Social Media in Gulf States

SIS Assistant Professor Kristin Diwan discusses trends in youth protests in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain.
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Lakshitha Saji Prelis is one of the founding members and the Executive Director of the Center for Peace Building International. He is also the Associate Director of the Peacebuilding & Development Institute at American University. He is currently involved in several peacebuilding, conflict resolution and coexistence initiatives both in the United States and abroad. In addition, Saji was the technical editor of Reconciliation, Justice and Coexistence: Theory and Practice and co-author of Long Road to Reconciliation in the above publication. Saji Prelis completed his Master's degree in International Peace & Conflict Resolution with a concentration in International Law from American University in Washington, DC.
How did You find out about this Network/Resource?
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Please share a short bio for yourself. This should be no more than 3-4 short paragraphs.
Mr. Prelis has over 15 years experience working with youth in various conflict affected environments. Some of the experiences include addressing alternatives to gang life in Los Angeles, working with street children from Northern Uganda, and enhancing youth capacities in Nepal to programming for marginalized and conflict affected youth in Sri Lanka, assessing Thai-Burma border issues for youth, training in youth leadership for young leaders from the Republic of Georgia and Abkhazia, and strengthening youth-led organizational capacity in South East Asia. He has over seven years of experience in designing conflict sensitive training programs (in the US ) and country programs and projects (in East and West Africa as well as Southeast Asia ). Mr. Prelis has dedicated his academic and professional career to strengthening youth capacities for peace, and providing technical expertise in inter-generational peacebuilding and conflict-sensitive development practice in conflict and disaster-affected settings. His more than nine years of experience at American University have resulted in the development of curriculum programs in conflict and post-conflict areas targeting human rights, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. In addition, Mr. Prelis was the technical editor of Reconciliation, Justice and Coexistence: Theory and Practice and co-author of Long Road to Reconciliation in the same publication.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you have direct and significant expertise
Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Sudan, Liberia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, USA
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Center for Peace Building International & Search for Common Ground
What are your main skills/expertise?
Training, Research, Assessments, Program Design, conflict sensitive development practice, youth led technically advised programming for and with youth, gender sensitive programming.
What are Your expertise areas/sectors when it comes to youth
Peacebuilding, Education, Gender, Humanitarian Relief, Development, Democracy, Livelihoods, IDPs, Leadership
What are Your primary Skills, to compliment Your areas/sectors
Capacity Building, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Program Management, Program Administration, Program Design, Public Relations, Research, Training

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Millennials are on the rise in the Middle East — and bring their own agenda

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Millennials are set to become a potent force in the…

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It’s time for an ambitious Global Youth Agenda

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MENA youth refuse to step down despite setbacks

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 5:33pm 0 Comments

by Aisha Habli

20 November 2013

Beirut – The glow of the Arab Spring wore off in the media a while ago. Violence, internal division and widespread frustration have replaced the hopeful scenes of youth standing up to demand change. But have youth really stepped back from the frontlines of such change? I followed up with my…

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The Secret Advantages of Being Young

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Paul Polman: Young People, A Sustainable Future Can Be Yours, Make Your Work Count

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Saji Prelis posted a video

AIB: When India Spoke to Pakistan

On Independence Day, AIB tried to get strangers from India and Pakistan to speak to each other over the phone. We found out why Indians and Pakistanis should...
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Sierra Leone: Adolescent theatre builds peace

Subscribe to UNICEF here: http://bit.ly/1ltTE3m. To learn more about UNICEF's Learning for Peace programme, visit: http://learningforpeace.unicef.org/. Ibrah...
Jul 11
Irfan Khan Niazi is now a member of Network for Youth in Transition
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Saji Prelis posted a blog post
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Saji Prelis posted a video

Indonesian Youth Peace Leaders

Pemimpin-pemimpin muda dari berbagai kampus di Indonesia berkumpul untuk menyiapkan diri sebagai peace leaders. Di "Student Initiatives on Peacebuilding Work...
Jul 1
Saji Prelis posted a video

Youth Voices Post-2015

This video was recorded during the 2012 International Youth Leadership Academy (IYLA) training in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants came together and shared the...
Jun 29
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