Results: The First Four Years

WPLP engages in robust monitoring and evaluation. Students complete baseline, nine-month, revisited baseline, and end-of-program evaluations. They also give feedback on SPI programming and each individual course. Both participants’ organizations and their mentors also complete evaluations to triangulate data. Additional monitoring data is gathered through course assignments.

Program Results

As a result of WPLP,

  • 97.6% of participants report integrating peacebuilding values and skills into their work
  • 95.1% of participants report that their roles and responsibilities have expanded
  • 70.7% of participants report passing on their new peacebuilding skills and knowledge to others in their organization and/or community
  • 90.2% of participants report initiating peacebuilding plans and activities


“I now see myself as a leader, not because of the position I have within my organization but because of the influence I have in speaking and thinking about different ways of doing things.”
– Patricia, Papua New Guinea


“I feel quite empowered with leadership skills, which I have been using to train in workshops and seminars. I treasure the experience of relating with other women with varying ideas and views about peacebuilding and leadership.”
– Eunice, Kenya


“I have assumed roles as facilitator and trainer in the field of peacebuilding after my experience.”
– Menka, Fiji

“I have the knowledge and skills to make a great leader…. I have designed the kind of organization I want to build or lead [and] I will put this into action.”
– Khadija, Somalia

“Participating in WPLP gave me knowledge and skills for designing peacebuilding interventions that can address conflict in my country.”


– Everlyn, Kenya


“I was a peacebuilding/conflict resolution trainer before I joined [the] Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program at EMU. I have now secured a new position in the peace and stability multi-donor fund to support peace and stability in Somalia in accordance with the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States…. I wouldn’t be able to meet the challenges of peace and stability problems in my country if I was not equipped with the peacebuilding and leadership knowledge I gained from WPLP.”
– Hibo, Somalia


“I was able to bring key leaders from extreme ends of the political spectrum, trade unions and civil society in a space to discuss difficult topics/issues. I helped build relation- ships and [was] continually giving and receiving positive/challenging feedback. We provided safe spaces in the current political environment for people to share their opinions/ views freely. We helped build [the] capacity and confidence of participants with peacebuilding knowledge and skills. I have further enhanced my approaches in leadership into collaborative, participatory, inclusive processes. I am learning and practicing tools to get a deeper understanding of the different perspectives that influence our conflict in Fiji.” 
– Priscilla, Fiji
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