The Institute for Economics and Peace's (IEP) Transformational Positive Peace Framework

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  • Date: Thu, Sep 21, 2023, 9:00 - 10:00am
  • Location: Virtual
  • Event Type: Online
  • Organizations: YouthPower 2: Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE)


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Join the YP2LE Youth Engagement (YE) Community of Practice (CoP) and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) for the second in a two-part webinar series about the role of youth in promoting peace!

Hear from Mr. Serge Stroobants, Director for Europe & MENA Region and Global Director for Security, Defense, and Intelligence from the Institute for Economics and Peace Brussels Office, about the IEP’s transformational Positive Peace framework, as well as its Positive Peace Academy.

Thursday, September 21st, from 9 to 10 AM Eastern Time on Zoom

About the Event

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. The IEP achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peacefulness; providing metrics for measuring peace; uncovering the relationships between business, peace, and prosperity; and promoting a better understanding of the cultural, economic, and political factors that create peace.

Positive Peace is a transformational framework that draws upon the IEP’s data-driven approach to understanding conflict and peace. The IEP’s Positive Peace Academy is a free short online course that introduces this framework. Through this course, participants will discover how Positive Peace is associated with better performance on ecological sustainability, improved wellbeing, stronger GDP growth rates, and better business outcomes. It also provides the knowledge and a neutral baseline from which students (youth and adults alike) can create their own practical approach to peaceful societal change, whether at home, in business, or in the community. The Positive Peace Academy equips its students with current, data-driven research and ongoing opportunities to remain involved in the IEP’s commitment to peacebuilding.

Did you miss the first webinar in this series about the IEP’s 2023 Global Peace Index or its acclaimed Ambassador Program? No problem! Understanding and participating in this webinar is not dependent on your understanding and participation in the first webinar.

Presented by USAID's YouthPower 2: Learning and Evaluation Activity, the Youth Engagement Community of Practice (YE CoP) serves youth, practitioners in youth-serving organizations, and policymakers.

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About the Community of Practice

The YP2LE Learning Network brings together diverse stakeholders who seek to learn more and share about youth development. As one of seven communities of practice, the Youth Engagement group (YE) helps members share and benefit from collective learning. Learn more about the YE CoP and other CoPs on and register to connect with these communities.

You must be a registered member of in order to participate in the discussion group. Register today!

About YouthPower 2: Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE)

YP2LE is a USAID-funded activity focused on building and disseminating evidence on Positive Youth Development (PYD). YP2LE’s goal is to give program implementers, researchers, and young changemakers the information, tools, and resources they need to develop high-quality, impactful, and sustainable youth programs.