Senior Training Coordinator, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development
Amanpreet holds a Master’s in Business Administration from ICFAI University, India. She has over six years of rich and varied experience working with organizations and people engaged in the fields of youth and social development, training, community development, corporate social responsibility, education, public policy, governance and management. She has worked with youth and youth work professionals from various sectors like government, private, education (schools, colleges and universities), NGOs, civil society organizations and various international organisations. Over her career, she has designed and managed multifaceted projects in a wide range of areas that include capacity building, leadership, life skills, gender, peace and conflict management and community development. She believes that the role of youth is crucial in order to combat conflicts and promote and preserve peace. Also, the power of youth needs to be channelled appropriately, as youth have the ability to create a world of peace which is free of discrimination.
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
Recipeace-Cultivating Peace in 21st Century
India, with its tradition of pluralism and history of sectarian violence, is a particularly challenging environment within which to pursue any level of communication to resolve a conflict situation is still matter of concern for many. By 2020 India will be the youngest country in the world. Hence it is inevitable that youth will play a major role to bring change and peace in the country. In order to give the youth a direction to achieve this objective, a four days capacity building program will be organized in the state of Jammu and Kashmir for assistant professors, social workers, and peace activists. The program will aim to provide the participants with the tools and techniques to build interreligious and inter-faith tolerance and cooperation through various means. These tools and techniques will enable the participants to guide the youth further to achieve the objective of peaceful co-existence. This training will include modules covering inter-faith peacebuilding and its role in social reconstruction, as well as sections on conflict analysis; non-violent communication and dialogue; peacebuilding interventions; guidelines (Recipeace) for training and group building exercises.