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Saji Prelis
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Dialogue for Peace (with English subtitles) (حوار السلام)

Turmoil and upheaval continue to roil the Middle East and North Africa. Four cartoonists from Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Tunisia find common ground in creating...
Oct 15
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From Hunter to Protector: Guerilla Fighter Takes Oath for Peace

by Alicia Clifton on September 5, 2014 for the Common Ground Blog (original source)“The rebels committed grave abuses in my hometown in March 2013. They killed my brothers in cold blood. I only survived because my wife allowed herself to be raped, in order to protect my life. Having seen these atrocities, I…See More
Sep 5
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Susan Shepler on Child Soldiers

SIS Associate Professor Susan Shepler discusses the challenges facing child soldiers after conflict.
Sep 4
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How to Measure Peace

DME for Peace is a global community of practitioners, evaluators and academics that share best and emerging practices on how to design, monitor and evaluate ...
Aug 30
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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...
Aug 19
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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
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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
Jul 2
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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...
Jul 1
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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...
Jun 29
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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...
Jun 20
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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...
May 29
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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...
May 23
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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...
May 7
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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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From Hunter to Protector: Guerilla Fighter Takes Oath for Peace

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 10:24pm 0 Comments

by Alicia Clifton on September 5, 2014 for the Common Ground Blog (original source)

“The rebels committed grave abuses in my hometown in March 2013. They killed my…

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

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 8:55pm 0 Comments

Millennials are set to become a potent force in the…

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It’s time for an ambitious Global Youth Agenda

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Published: Nov. 25, 2013…

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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

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 5:25pm 0 Comments



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At 12:59pm on December 7, 2010, Lifelinesomalia said…
Thanks Saji
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