Rotary Peace Project Jean Best

Young People Developing their Culture of Peace

Rotarian Jean Best believes that it is our young people who will ensure peace in the world and we must empower them to tackle this through peaceful conflict resolution, transforming conflict into success.
In June 2014, at the RI Convention in Sydney, Jean and Keith launched their new skills-based ‘Rotary Peace Project’. The project creates school Peace Advocates who develop their leadership capacity to bring about more service in their schools, local communities and the world. Currently they have set up Hubs in Mexico, US, Australia and Germany and the UK.


Jean’s work in developing Peace and Conflict Resolution was recognised by RIBI when she received a Presidential Citation in 2012. In 2014 she was recognised as Rotary International Champion of Change. This was presented at The House of Lords, London and led to TV appearances for the young Peace Advocates and herself.
In November 2017, as part of Rotary Day at the United Nations, Jean was honoured with the prestigious award of Rotary’s People of Action: Champions of Peace at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.
She would like to see the Peace Advocate Programme training implemented as part of the Peace Fellows programme at all of the Rotary Peace Centres. She believes that this would give the Peace Fellows an opportunity to take something back to their countries to start creating peace with their young people, at no cost to anyone.

'Sit in' on a zoom meeting with Jean Best as the guest with Rotary EClub of Innovation (formally East Anglia)

Zoom meeting link - Wed 1st Aug 2018 - 2030 SAST

Rotary Peace Project program