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Rotary Peacebuilder Clubs
Peacebuilder Clubs are a Rotarian movement creating energy and momentum for peaceful conflict resolution around the world.  In 2018, the Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) leadership team decided to champion this program in Rotary Clubs worldwide as an essential call to action for Rotarian peacebuilders.  To become a Peacebuilder club, a club must:
  1. Form a Peace Committee (two or more members) involved in becoming educated on RI’s focus on Peacemaking and Peacebuilding and conducting education session(s) on Peacemaking.  Please send the email address of the club’s Peace Committee Chair to Kathi Dick.
  2. Involve Youth (aka Youth Service)
PLUS choose at least two of the following
  1. Integrate PEACE into a Club Service project and/or partner with groups outside of Rotary
  2. Submit a prospective candidate for a Rotary Peace Fellowship
  3. Participate in Peace projects with other clubs
  4. Join the Rotary Action Group for Peace (strongly recommended however Joining RAGFP is not a requirement)
Rotary Peace Scholarships
District 7080 has a proud tradition of enabling scholars to continue their higher education through Rotary peace Scholarships.  Rotary Peace Scholars are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities.
Scholars can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.  Scholars are chosen from countries around the globe based on their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace and conflict resolution during their careers.
To learn more about Rotary Peace Fellowships including eligibility requirements and how to apply, go to Rotary Peace Fellowships: The role of Rotarians | My Rotary.
Rotary Action Group for Peace
The Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) was formed in 2012 to empower and support the peace work of Rotary members.  RAGFP offers guidance, structure, and resources, and provides a global network for its members to partner with:
  • Rotary Peace Fellows
  • Rotary Youth Exchange
  • Youth Services
  • Rotary sponsored program participants
  • Civil society organizations around the world, and
  • Other peace-minded citizens
In D7080 University of Waterloo is the Place for Peace!
The Balsillie School for International Affairs (BSIA), University of Waterloo was established in 2007 by philanthropist, Jim Balsillie.  BSIA is an institute for advanced research, education, and outreach in the fields of global governance and international public policy.  Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, established the first Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPACS) at a Canadian university.  The mandate of IPACS is to undertake research and public education and provide support for peacemaking efforts at various levels.
Rotary’s Partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace
Peace is more than the absence of violence—it’s creating and sustaining societies that allow all people to flourish.  By collaborating with the Institute for Economics and Peace, Rotary is able to offer members the resources and tools they need to become effective peacebuilders in their communities.  Learn more at Institute for Economics and Peace | Rotary International
Rotary’s Partnership with Mediators Beyond Borders International
Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) and Rotary International have a strong shared commitment to global, grassroots and community-centered peacebuilding.  MBBI’s global network of innovative practitioners help build Rotarian capacity to wage peace not just in the Area of Peace and Conflict Prevention, but in all Rotary’s Areas of Focus.  Learn more at MBBI—Rotary Partnership - Mediators Beyond Borders International.