A New Lens for Peace

We are a community of preeminent visionaries leading a global movement to accelerate positive disruption and establish peace as the cornerstone of innovation worldwide.

A New Lens for Peace

We are a community of preeminent visionaries leading a global movement to accelerate positive disruption and establish peace as the cornerstone of innovation worldwide.
WHO WE ARE

The Peace Innovation Initiative

The Peace Innovation Initiative is the new accelerator for peace practice.

Driven by our bold commitment and values, we are collectively amplifying and funding revolutionary thinkers and local partners who are invested in sustainable impact.

Founded through the vision and leadership of Barbara Winston and our founding partner, the UN-mandated University for Peace, PII was first presented by UN Secretary-General António Guterres as part of the University for Peace (UPEACE) report to the 76th session of the General Assembly. Our mandate was clear: to create a global practice of peace, founded and inspired by innovation. The report subsequently received 126 co-sponsorships from Member States, a record-breaking level of support never before experienced in the University’s 42-year history.
Since that time, we’ve launched a $5 million campaign to accelerate peace innovation, held various cross-sectoral convenings at the UN, and incubated a global fellowship to explore the intersections of innovation, economic development, and peacebuilding.
THE INITIATIVE

Our Mission

To create and enable a global practice of peace by connecting diverse minds and equipping them with the knowledge and tools to launch peace innovations.

Our Vision 

A world where our global systems operate on a framework of sustainable peacebuilding.

Our Pillars

By creating platforms for dialogue, knowledge exchange, and partnership building, we harness the power of collective action, bringing about meaningful change and promoting global perspective to encourage cross-cultural understanding throughout all levels of society.
By creating platforms for dialogue, knowledge exchange, and partnership building, we harness the power of collective action, bringing about meaningful change and promoting global perspective to encourage cross-cultural understanding throughout all levels of society.

Collaboration

Through education, peace fellowships, funding, and advocacy, we amplify the voices of revolutionary thinkers and local partners, empowering them to become agents of positive change within their communities and industries.
Through education, peace fellowships, funding, and advocacy, we amplify the voices of revolutionary thinkers and local partners, empowering them to become agents of positive change within their communities and industries.

Empowerment

By collecting data, measuring outcomes, and sharing insights, we seek to inspire a culture of evidence-based decision-making, technological innovation, and accountability across all sectors.
By collecting data, measuring outcomes, and sharing insights, we seek to inspire a culture of evidence-based decision-making, technological innovation, and accountability across all sectors.

Impact

We learn from failures and differing perspectives, recognizing that traditional approaches to peace-building may not always yield the desired outcomes, and we adjust our strategies, remaining steadfast in our commitment to achieving sustainable peace.
We learn from failures and differing perspectives, recognizing that traditional approaches to peace-building may not always yield the desired outcomes, and we adjust our strategies, remaining steadfast in our commitment to achieving sustainable peace.

Sustainability

Our Mission

To create and enable a global practice of peace by connecting diverse minds and equipping them with the knowledge and tools to launch peace innovations.

Our Vision 

A world where our global systems operate on a framework of sustainable peacebuilding.

Our Pillars

By creating platforms for dialogue, knowledge exchange, and partnership building, we harness the power of collective action, bringing about meaningful change and promoting global perspective to encourage cross-cultural understanding throughout all levels of society.
By creating platforms for dialogue, knowledge exchange, and partnership building, we harness the power of collective action, bringing about meaningful change and promoting global perspective to encourage cross-cultural understanding throughout all levels of society.

Collaboration

Through education, peace fellowships, funding, and advocacy, we amplify the voices of revolutionary thinkers and local partners, empowering them to become agents of positive change within their communities and industries.
Through education, peace fellowships, funding, and advocacy, we amplify the voices of revolutionary thinkers and local partners, empowering them to become agents of positive change within their communities and industries.

Empowerment

By collecting data, measuring outcomes, and sharing insights, we seek to inspire a culture of evidence-based decision-making, technological innovation, and accountability across all sectors.
By collecting data, measuring outcomes, and sharing insights, we seek to inspire a culture of evidence-based decision-making, technological innovation, and accountability across all sectors.

Impact

We learn from failures and differing perspectives, recognizing that traditional approaches to peace-building may not always yield the desired outcomes, and we adjust our strategies, remaining steadfast in our commitment to achieving sustainable peace.
We learn from failures and differing perspectives, recognizing that traditional approaches to peace-building may not always yield the desired outcomes, and we adjust our strategies, remaining steadfast in our commitment to achieving sustainable peace.

Sustainability

WHAT WE DO

Events & Workshops

JULY 6

Exploring the role of Innovation in Education & Peacebuilding

September 29

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Fall 2022

DNA of Peace Fellowship Program

Ongoing

Digital Education PROGRAM

July 6, 2022

Exploring the Role of Innovation in Education & Peacebuilding

September 7, 2022

Promoting a culture of peace through education & innovation

March 23, 2023

WATER & PEACE INNOVATION: UNITING LOCAL & GLOBAL EFFORTS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

July 26, 2023

THE FUTURE OF AI & THE SDGs
To read more about each event, see footage, and download reports, click the images above.

Jul 6

EXPLORING THE ROLE OF INNOVATION IN EDUCATION & PEACEBUILDING

Sep 29

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Fall 2022

DNA OF PEACE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Ongoing

DIGITAL EDUCATION

WHAT WE DO

Events & Dialogue Platforms

JULY 6

Exploring the role of Innovation in Education & Peacebuilding

September 29

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Fall 2022

DNA of Peace Fellowship Program

Ongoing

Digital Education PROGRAM

July 6, 2022

Exploring the Role of Innovation in Education & Peacebuilding

September 7, 2022

Promoting a culture of peace through education & innovation

March 23, 2023

WATER & PEACE INNOVATION: UNITING LOCAL & GLOBAL EFFORTS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

July 26, 2023

THE FUTURE OF AI & THE SDGs
To read more about each event, see footage, and download reports, click the images above.

Jul 6

EXPLORING THE ROLE OF INNOVATION IN EDUCATION & PEACEBUILDING

Sep 29

DESCRIPTION WILL GO HERE WHEN WE WILL HAVE ONE

Fall 2022

DNA OF PEACE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Ongoing

DIGITAL EDUCATION

Fellowship Programs

July 2023

DNA of PEACE Fellowship program

Fellowship Programs

July 2023

DNA of PEACE Fellowship program
THE PEACE INNOVATION INITIATIVE

Our Members

Our PII Cooperative members serve as architects of peace within every sector of society, engaging in cross-sectoral knowledge exchange and advocating for pioneer innovators. The world is yearning for change. Together, we can be the architects of the future where peace is not an idealistic notion but a transformative force that shapes the destiny of humanity.

We invite you to stand with us and take the Peace Pledge- to join the PII Cooperative and become a member as we rewrite peace in a way that history will remember.

THE PEACE INNOVATION INITIATIVE

Our Members

Our PII Cooperative members serve as architects of peace within every sector of society, engaging in cross-sectoral knowledge exchange and advocating for pioneer innovators. The world is yearning for change. Together, we can be the architects of the future where peace is not an idealistic notion but a transformative force that shapes the destiny of humanity.

We invite you to stand with us and take the Peace Pledge- to join the PII Cooperative and become a member as we rewrite peace in a way that history will remember.

Barbara Winston
Barbara Winston

PII President & Founder

Gordon Winston
Gordon Winston

PII Member

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

PII Member

Randall Batinkoff
Randall Batinkoff

PII Member

Laurice Rahme
Laurice Rahme

PII Member

Giancarlo Bruno
Giancarlo Bruno

PII Member

Jacqueline Kapur
Jacqueline Kapur

PII Member

Robert Fardi
Robert Fardi

PII Member

Kunal Sood
Kunal Sood

PII Member

Mubarakka Lokhandwala Ghadiyali
Mubarakka Lokhandwala Ghadiyali

PII Member

Our Team

Emily Evans
Emily Evans

Director, Programs & Research

Jordan Parrish
Jordan Parrish

Marketing Coordinator

Cooper Gianguzzi
Cooper Gianguzzi

Chief of Staff

Cassi Paguio
Cassi Paguio

Design Volunteer

Our Sponsors

Bond No.9
Bond No.9

Peace Ally

Fifty Shades Greener
Fifty Shades Greener

Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson

Founding Member

Barbara Winston
Barbara Winston

PII President & Founder

Gordon Winston
Gordon Winston

PII Member

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

PII Member

Randall Batinkoff
Randall Batinkoff

PII Member

Laurice Rahme
Laurice Rahme

PII Member

Giancarlo Bruno
Giancarlo Bruno

PII Member

Jacqueline Kapur
Jacqueline Kapur

PII Member

Robert Fardi
Robert Fardi

PII Member

Mubarakka Lokhandwala Ghadiyali
Mubarakka Lokhandwala Ghadiyali

PII Member

Kunal Sood
Kunal Sood

PII Member

Our Team

Emily Evans
Emily Evans

Director, Programs & Research

Jordan Parrish
Jordan Parrish

Marketing Coordinator

Cooper Gianguzzi
Cooper Gianguzzi

Chief of Staff

Cassi Paguio
Cassi Paguio

Design Volunteer

Our Sponsors

Bond no.9
Bond no.9

Peace Ally

Fifty Shades Greener
Fifty Shades Greener

THE COMMISSION FOR PEACE

Commission Members

Formed in May 2021, the Commission for Peace serves the Peace Innovation Initiative and our partners as an external council of leaders who share their expertise and take action to contribute to a global practice of peace. Originally founded by Barbara Winston in partnership with the University for Peace, the Commission embodies our shared commitment to peace innovation, supporting the growth and development of PII, UPEACE, and other partners in the work. Commissioners are responsible for upholding the UN Systems Code of Conduct and Ethics and the Commission for Peace Code of Conduct.

THE COMMISSION FOR PEACE

Commission for Peace

Formed in May 2021, the Commission for Peace serves the Peace Innovation Initiative and our partners as an external council of leaders who share their expertise and take action to contribute to a global practice of peace. Originally founded by Barbara Winston in partnership with the University for Peace, the Commission embodies our shared commitment to peace innovation, supporting the growth and development of PII, UPEACE, and other partners in the work. Commissioners are responsible for upholding the UN Systems Code of Conduct and Ethics and the Commission for Peace Code of Conduct.

 Barbara Winston
Barbara Winston

President and Founder

 Francisco Rojas Aravena
Francisco Rojas Aravena

Rector, University For Peace

Juan Carlos Sainz Borgo
Juan Carlos Sainz Borgo

Vice-Rector, University For Peace

Narinder Kakar
Narinder Kakar

Professor Emeritus, University Of Peace

Gordon Winston
Gordon Winston

Founding Member

Zulfiquar Ghadiyali
Zulfiquar Ghadiyali

Founding Member

James France
James France

Member

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

Member

Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson

Founding Member

Mubarakka Lokhandwala Ghadiyali
Mubarakka Lokhandwala Ghadiyali

Founding Member

THE UNIVERSITY FOR PEACE

UN and the University for Peace

Our founding partner is the University for Peace. Located in San Jose, Costa Rica, UPEACE is the only higher education institution in the world with Permanent Observer Status at the UN General Assembly and the UN Secretary-General as its Honorary President. As an educational leader, UPEACE is empowering students and global leaders with the education and skills to build peace from the ground up, integrating it into their work and communities.
Through our joint DNA of Peace Fellowship Program, PII and UPEACE are collectively creating the first-ever body of knowledge on peace innovation to support meaningful and sustainable impact for our collective future.
 Barbara Winston
Barbara Winston

President & Founder

 Francisco Rojas Aravena
Francisco Rojas Aravena

Rector, University For Peace

Juan Carlos Sainz Borgo
Juan Carlos Sainz Borgo

Vice-Rector, University For Peace

Narinder Kakar
Narinder Kakar

Professor Emeritus, University Of Peace

Gordon Winston
Gordon Winston

Founding Member

Zulfiquar Ghadiyali
Zulfiquar Ghadiyali

Founding Member

James France
James France

Member

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

Member

Mubarakka Lokhandwala Ghadiyali
Mubarakka Lokhandwala Ghadiyali

Founding Member

THE UNIVERSITY FOR PEACE
THE UNIVERSITY FOR PEACE

UN and the University for Peace

Our founding partner is the University for Peace. Located in San Jose, Costa Rica, UPEACE is the only higher education institution in the world with Permanent Observer Status at the UN General Assembly and the UN Secretary-General as its Honorary President. As an educational leader, UPEACE is empowering students and global leaders with the education and skills to build peace from the ground up, integrating it into their work and communities.
Through our joint DNA of Peace Fellowship Program, PII and UPEACE are collectively creating the first-ever body of knowledge on peace innovation to support meaningful and sustainable impact for our collective future.
JOIN OUR MOVEMENT FOR PEACE

Are you bold enough to innovate for peace?

contact@innovatepeace.org

JOIN OUR MOVEMENT
JOIN OUR MOVEMENT FOR PEACE

Are you bold enough to innovate for peace?

contact@innovatepeace.org

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