Rotary Positive Peace Activator Program: North America & Caribbean Cohort

Opportunity for peacebuilders living, working, and/or studying in North America and the Caribbean

The Rotary-Institute for Economics & Peace Partnership is one of Rotary’s three strategic partnerships, connecting the world’s leading think tank on peace (IEP) and the power of 1.4 million Rotary members worldwide – to educate and activate Rotary members as peacebuilders. Created in 2020, the Positive Peace Activator Program is the Partnership’s flagship training program. The Activator training program includes a competitive application process and a multi-day intensive training that is curated for each region. After the training, Activators agree to a two-year service commitment, providing presentations, leading trainings, and supporting projects with Rotary clubs, districts, and other stakeholders. 

The Positive Peace Activator Program began with North America and Latin America in 2020, Europe in 2021, Asia and East Africa in 2022; and West & Central Africa in 2023. Since 2020, 212 Activators from 59 countries have been trained. To date, Activators have delivered 915 educational actions – equaling 11,191 hours of service – reaching 12,891,098 people. Please visit the Activator webpage to learn more. 


The Rotary – Institute for Economics & Peace Partnership invites applications for the Rotary Positive Peace Activator North America & Caribbean Program. This opportunity is open to Rotary and IEP stakeholders committed to peacebuilding and based or doing significant work (living, working, or studying) in the North America and Caribbean region. Training will be conducted in English.

Click here for the link to the 
Rotary Positive Peace Activator North America & Caribbean Program application form

Timeline:     

  • Applications open March 6, 2024 and will be accepted until March 25, 2024
  • Selected applicants will be notified by May 2, 2024
  • The North America & Caribbean training will take place in Evanston, Illinois, USA August 24, 25, and 26, 2024 

Before applying, please review all detailed information on the program, logistics, qualifications, and expectations (explained in the application form). Please also see our Frequently Asked Questions (found here) for further information.

Q: How is the Positive Peace Activator training program different than the IEP Ambassador Program? 

A: The Rotary Positive Peace Activator Program is not the same as the IEP Ambassador Program. While both the Activator and IEP Ambassador Program focus on the Positive Peace Framework, which is at the core of IEP’s work, the Activator Program training format and level of involvement is significantly different. The IEP Ambassador Program takes place online over three sessions and involves a much wider remote network and a significantly smaller time commitment. The Activator Program training involves 20 hours of training in-person. Activators learn from expert trainers and are expected to commit to remaining engaged with the Activator network over two years post-training.  

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