Once again District 5020 has earned the Global Peacebuilder recognition! This distinction was achieved by contributing financial support to the Rotary Peace Centers or the peacebuilding and conflict prevention area of focus.
Global Peacebuilder Districts like ours play a critical role in supporting the work of the Rotary Peace Centers and our grassroots work in peacebuilding. Each year, our district contributions are part of the funding that allows up to 130 peace fellows to study at our seven Rotary Peace Centers. More than 1,500 alumni of the peace centers program are actively making the world more peaceful, from leading local initiatives in communities to guiding policy development at the United Nations and other multilateral organizations.
In 2021, Rotary’s newest peace center at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, began welcoming its first fellows from throughout Africa. This year, The Rotary Foundation is in the process of selecting a partner university to host another new Rotary Peace Center in the Middle East or North Africa, with the first class of fellows to begin study in 2025.
Generous contributions also support the vital peacebuilding and conflict prevention work that clubs and districts do through projects supported by The Rotary Foundation. Through these activities, our donations help train leaders, address the root causes of conflict, and build the capacity of communities around the world to overcome violence and increase their resiliency so people can flourish.
Global Peacebuilder Districts like ours are invaluable to Rotary’s peacebuilding initiatives. This is your Rotary Foundation at work!