Starting in 2018 and completed in 2021, MPI implemented the first phase of the Grassroots Peacebuilding Mentors Training Program which directly contributed to the development of 37 mentors (18 female and 19 male) in South and Southeast Asia. The first phase of the project also engaged and nurtured 71 mentees and partnered with 24 collaborating organizations. The successful completion of the first phase led MPI to initiate the second phase of this project informed by lessons learned and insights gained from the past implementation.
The Grassroots Peacebuilding Mentors Project, Phase II, is a three-year project, starting in 2022, that focuses on developing grassroots peacebuilders as mentors that can nurture the skills and capacities of other peacebuilders in their organizations and partner communities. Through mentoring, capacity-building workshops, and accompaniment activities, participating grassroots peacebuilders, and their organizations can deliver their work more effectively and can better respond to the changing dynamics on the ground. In addition, the project will create opportunities and intentional spaces to cultivate a community of mentors that can resource their own context on mentoring and peacebuilding as well as provide mutual support to one another in their mentoring practice beyond the project period.
Project Key Activities
During each project year, the mentors undergo the same training and workshops together and are accompanied by MPI in their one-year mentoring journey. Click on the image to the right to see an overview of what the one-year mentoring program looks like and the key major activities involved.