2022 Rotary-Peace Corps Week: Peacebuilding on the Ground 

By Partnering for Peace, a group of Rotary members and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers 

The service partnership between Rotary International and The Peace Corps is the focus of the second annual Rotary-Peace Corps Week taking place 19-23 September 2022. Partnering for Peace (PFP), a group of Rotary members and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, is hosting the week-long virtual celebration. The Rotary community is invited to join and learn about how the partnership can support your peacebuilding and service projects.  

The year’s theme is Peacebuilding on the Ground and will start on Monday, 19 September at 10.00 CDT with a panel webinar including: 

  • Keevon Baten, Chief Financial Officer of Open Doors Asheville, founding Rotaract Club President and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer; 
  • Charles Dambach, President Emeritus of the National Peace Corps Association, Former President of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, 2017 Institute for Economics and Peace Leadership and Service for Peace Award Recipient; 
  • Peter Kyle, 2020-22 Rotary International Director, active peace builder and former chair of the Rotary Peace Center Committee;
  • Ana Patel, U.S. Representative for Frontline Defenders, Rotary Peace Fellow, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Rotary Representative to UN Women. 

The week’s other events include: 

Register for events here. 

How else can your Rotary community participate in this initiative? 

  • Share a summary of a project that you or your club completed through a Rotary-Peace Corps collaboration
  • Invite a member of the Peace Corps community to speak about their service experience abroad at an upcoming club meeting. To find a speaker, contact: 
  • Organize a club-led service project or social event with members of the Peace Corps community. 
  • Join Partnering for Peace for free (both individual and organizational memberships available). 
  • Honor current and returned Peace Corps Volunteers at an upcoming meeting or conference. 

For more information, email events@partneringforpeace.org or visit Rotary-Peace Corps Week.  

Partnering for Peace (PFP) is organized and led by Rotary members who have served as Peace Corps Volunteers. PFP facilitates professional connections between Rotary members and members of the Peace Corps community through ongoing networking, technical support, and fellowship. 

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