Manuals | November 19, 2020
Youth Peace Ambassador Training Guide
This Training Guide aims to equip Youth Peace Ambassadors to act as agents of peaceful change in their communities. It provides detailed yet adaptable plans for a five-day residential “peace camp” to equip young participants with key knowledge, skills and attitudes to initiate collaborative peace action. The Guide employs CRS’ approach to community-level social cohesion and peacebuilding, known as the 3Bs methodology, or the process of binding, bonding, and bridging. Throughout the training, youth participants are engaged in self-reflection to strengthen personal resilience and agency/power (binding), to relate to other young people and foster strong ties (bonding), and to interrelate with other groups to foster dialogue and collaboration across lines of difference (bridging). The Guide also applies best practices in youth engagement through the Positive Youth Development Framework. Interactive and experiential learning methods are used, and multiple opportunities for youth leadership are incorporated into the process.