Created by the Institute for Economics & Peace, the leading think tank that publishes the annual Global Peace Index, the IEP Ambassador program provides an opportunity for individuals – those with extensive experience in peace as well as those who are newer to the field – to gain concrete knowledge and resources to help foster peace in their communities. This includes an in-depth understanding of IEP’s research and methodology, as well as a concrete understanding of how to communicate peace research.
As an IEP Ambassador, you will connect with peacemakers and other professionals around the world, expand your skills in the areas of peace research, and learn about investing in the factors that build peace. Through this program, you will become part of an international network of leaders who are creating a paradigm shift in the way the world interacts with and understands peace.
The commitment for this program involves participating in three online webinars about IEP’s research, which represents some of the most comprehensive, data-driven analyses within the field of peace and conflict prevention / resolution to-date. Ambassadors are then required to put their knowledge to use by organising a presentation or creative project for their network or community – including but not limited to hosting a workshop, creating a short video, or writing a blog post or op-ed.
Ambassadors also have access to an exclusive online platform where they can interact with each other and access relevant resources. IEP provides template materials for these presentations and is available to troubleshoot and answer questions as you undertake your project. IEP grants a certification after completion of the webinars and presentation/project.
This program is currently in its third year, and continues to grow. By becoming part of the IEP Ambassador program, you will be joining current Ambassadors and alumni all over the world, united in their dedication to tackling one of the world’s biggest challenges – peace. Building peace starts with us – in our schools, workplaces, and communities. Join us in promoting the ground-breaking concept of measuring peace and understanding its drivers.