How to
build peace


GPW20 will include a series of workshops and skills transfer sessions to support peacebuilding professionals. The crucial work of non-violent actions and skills in countering hate speech and racism will be shared to help peacebuilders address in their daily work some of the most pressing social and political issues of our times. Opportunities to practice the usually overlooked yet essential skills of empathy, listening, communication and ethical leadership will be offered to support in tangible ways the ways in which trust can be built and reinforced. 

Digital Series

The Digital Series thematic track "How to build peace" will be available to access on this page and the Geneva Peace Week app during and after GPW20. To interact with the content producers through the Geneva Peace Week mobile app, you must register by clicking on the ‘Register Here’ button below.

Podcast: “Enhancing wellbeing of young women peacebuilders: An interactive online networking session” by Unconventional
Content List

Podcast: “Organising and Acting for Peace & Justice: Young Women Leading Change against Gender Based Violence (GBV)” by World YWCA and the Norwegian Church Aid

Podcast: “The key for rebalancing after disruptions starts with listening” by The Global Institute For Evolving Women, Conscious Togetherness, Business plan for Peace

Video: “Together for Peace: From Virtual Compassion, to Reality in Action” by Rotary Action Group for Peace, United4Change

Video: “One Million Global Youth Leaders for Sustainable Development by 2030 and beyond” by Global Challenges Forum  Foundation 

Video: “Healing Grief and Rebuilding Trust as a Pathway to Peace among Conflict Survivors” by Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) International, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Video: “#IYC4Peace and the future of Peace Entrepreneurship in Asia” by Asian Youth Peace Network, Youthink Center, DPPA Asia Pacific, Global Committee on Social Business for SDGS

Video: “Preventing War and Promoting Peace: A Conversation with Young People on Five Continents” by World BEYOND War, Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network, Westchester Student Organizers for Justice and Liberation, Rotaract for Peace, Voces Líderes Colombia Foundation, Rotary Action Group for Peace, Rotaract, dED_UCATION, Women of Colour Advancing Peace and Security

Podcast: “Enhancing wellbeing of young women peacebuilders: An interactive online networking session” by Unconventional




Live Sessions

This year's Live Sessions will all take place online (virtually). Attendees can engage in panel discussions and workshops that have been prepared by our partner organizers. To participate in live sessions under the "How to build peace" thematic track, you must register to attend. Head over to the ‘Live Sessions Agenda’ where you can filter sessions for this thematic track, and confirm your registration by clicking on the ‘Register Here’ button on that page.