To inspire, connect and equip youth to transform global societies through movements that promote hope, non-violence and reconciliation.
To work alongside local leaders and transform conflict by hosting international summits, national conferences, specialized workshops and strategic trainings to empower youth as agents of sustainable change.
Unites Movement Life Cycle
Step 1 – Research
Understand the Context: Understanding the country’s demographics and researching existing organizations (local and national) currently working on the ground in peace building.
Step 2 – Identify
Support the Visionaries and Pioneers on the Ground: Identify local youth leaders working towards peacebuilding and conflict transformation with a focus on engaging youth. Global Unites commits to work with these leaders and the movements they lead because they embody our four pillars: Non-Violence, Conflict Transformation, Grassroots, and Youth-Led. We will then work alongside these local leaders and their movements to help them build, aiding to increase their capacity for a broader, nationwide impact.
Step 3 – Coalition
Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: We aim to play the role of convener of existing NGOs and grassroots movements engaging youth that are aligned with our core principals. We seek to learn from their experiences, help them connect with each other and ensure we don’t “reinvent the wheel” in the country’s context of peace building.
Step 4 – National Launch
Engage Youth of Every Tribe, Tongue, Faith & Province: National Level Launch – Hosting a Future Leaders Conference laying the foundation for a national level network of youth leaders with a common vision for peace, reconciliation, equality and grassroots solutions for the nation’s pressing challenges. This conference seeks to bring together youth leaders from every province of the country, representing the major tribes, ethnicities and religious groups.
Step 5- Expanding Reach
Grow Wide:Build on the national network to have strategic operations in each region and province of the nation:
• Establish clubs in every region
• Conduct a national tour with key leaders
• Conduct events in every region organized by students who were at the conference.
These initiatives seek to; expand the message of the movement, recruit more youth for peace and nation-building operations, and create a stronger resistance against recruitment towards extremist, violence and detrimental activities.
Step 6 – Structures and Centers
Grow Deep: As the movement grows wide it’s also essential to grow deep, building deeper relationships in key regions and becoming an integral part of these communities. Transition from just visitors to members of the community in these key regions that have high risk youth. Establishing offices and reconciliation centers in each of these regions with staff who are ready to be deployed in the work of peacebuilding and reconciliation as the needs arise. These centers will also provide education, vocational training, sport and business opportunities for youth in the community. Opportunities are made available for youth who have made a pledge to remain non-violent and constructive ambassadors of the movement.
Step 7 – Sustainability
If You Want to go the Distance, Pay Your Own Way: Create for-profit companies/social enterprises that are committed to support the initiatives of the movement. The end goal of these companies are to help fully fund the movement and thus set it free from the dependence of donor organizations, while also creating jobs for members of the movement.