Fight for Peace Alliance evaluation results published
17/09/2019 – The latest summary report for the Fight for Peace Alliance has been published, documenting the core activities carried out over a twelve month period, as well as the views, impressions and key achievements of member organisations. In particular, the report examined levels of knowledge-sharing, exchange and interaction between member organisations, which underpins the ethos of the Alliance, while it also lays out learnings to guide the next phase of Alliance activities.
This report forms part of the regular Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) processes carried out by Fight for Peace aimed at measuring the impact of our services and programmes, and identifying areas where we can develop our work further. 42 organisations, all of whom have been trained in the Fight for Peace methodology as part of their membership of the Alliance, took part in a survey which formed the basis of the report results.
The report revealed that over a twelve month period between 2018 and 2019, a total of 33 knowledge sharing exchanges were brokered between Alliance organisations, while 207 one-to-one consultancies were held between Alliance members and members of Fight for Peace staff with the aim of strengthening capacity. In addition, eight thematic webinars were held by the Alliance relating to youth development and/or violence prevention and an annual event gathered multiple partners together in an exchange setting in Cali, Colombia.
Of the 42 organisations surveyed in preparation for the report, 90% were in contact with other Alliance member organisations while 57% reported having made changes to their programmes as a result of support from other Alliance members. Meanwhile, 86% felt that the Alliance promotes insightful opportunities for exchange and expertise between members and 64% felt more connected to a bigger purpose as a result of Alliance support.
Notably, the report highlighted a number of achievements and awards gained by Alliance organisations over the 12 month period, recognising the quality of the work being done with young people by Alliance members across the world. Among these achievements, Ryu Dan Dojo, from Trinidad and Tobago, was selected by the UNODC to participate in an Expert Group meeting in Vienna to discuss the role of sport and sport-based learning in preventing violence and extremism and Association Filhos de Bimba, from Lebanon, delivered the world’s first capoeira classes for visually impaired young people and adults.
A number of impressions of the Alliance’s work were also gathered as part of the 12 month report. One organisation noted that after joining the Alliance: “we have refined our ethos and values to be adopted throughout our organisation, improved our personal development [and] we have shared best practice with partners.” Another organisation noted: “the Fight for Peace Alliance has been a great help when we went through a big organisational change in the past year with support, in particular one-to-one advice on financial and evaluation systems.”