Programs

The Institute is established to run programmes that will support the principles and goals set out above. The Institute will add value through:

  • Policy deconstruction and construction – review of policies and influencing policy formulation through the use of evidence-based research to actively get involved in responding to public policy proposals, enabling citizens to participate in the policy formulation and evaluation process.
  • Evaluating policy impact
  • The Institute seeks to promote peace through the prevention of conditions that precipitate conflict. This will be done through the production of educational material which will be disseminated through seminars and educational programs. The Institute will leverage technology to provide such programs at scale. Educational programs will target youth within the basic, further and higher education sector/ or by age. The Institute has identified the following primary programs that will be the pillars of the Institute. 
Nobel Laureates Studies to build character and achievement

South Africa has produced ten Nobel Prize Laureates who have exemplified character, achievement and global competitiveness. In addition, according to Tore Frangsmyr (1996: 13): “JW Smitt, the wealthy businessman who had made his fortunes in South Africa contributed to Alfred Nobel’s discoveries.” The Nobel Prize knowledge will be used to inspire, develop and give hope to young South Africans as follows:

  • Build their latent talent and reinforce their aptitude
  • Build the mind of discovery and being useful
  • Systemically modernize entrepreneurial know how
  • Emphasize the significance of technical knowledge for societal advancement and job creation  Research and expose the young to the necessity of ideation, discovery and execution
Peace Centre

Peace can be elusive in a fledgeling democratic state. South Africa is such a country and thus requires consistent thinking and analyses to institutionalise peace as well as allow democracy to flourish into the foreseeable future. One of the vehicles to achieve these goals is to utilise the Alfred Nobel approach that also learned from the work of Bertha von Suttner. The former concluded that “the peace movement must have a realistic programme” (Tore Frangsmyr: 1996: 26). Hence, the Nobel Peace Prize was established and was subsequently bestowed on Chief Albert Mvumbi Luthuli. The Peace Centre will carry out programs in the following areas:

  • Conflict management and conflict resolution
  • Mediation services
  • Systematically addressing the displacement of human beings
  • Research on sustaining peace and democracy in South Africa
Education and Skills Development

The institute will focus on research and policy advocacy in the following areas in support of education and skills development:

  • Assisting South Africans to exercise their operational citizenship by impacting on the policy processes
  • Monitoring and if necessary improving the impact of education policy
  • Eliminating violence in schools
  • Promoting the participation of the family unit in education
  • Promoting education as well as health initiatives as the basis for community development and sustainability
  • Promote responsible and efficient use of the natural resources in the communities whether they be urban or rural
  • Voter education and the effective utilization of each individuals impact (Voting must have a distinguishable purpose)Citizens as agents of change and democracy  Promote and institutionalize servant leadership  Promote social responsibility across generations
  • Citizens as agents of change and democracyPromote and institutionalize servant leadership  Promote social responsibility across generations
  • Promote and institutionalize servant leadershipPromote social responsibility across generations
  • Promote social responsibility across generations