Alden Jacobs is a believer in peace and community led initiatives. As a Rotary Peace Fellow at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research in Uppsala, Sweden, he developed a strong interest in arts-based peacebuilding. This focus was undoubtedly a result of his years of work in community development around Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. With VIVOs he wants to partner with local initiatives to give opportunities for youth to share their voices and evolving societal perspectives.

Alden has a MSSc in Peace and Conflict Research from Uppsala University in Sweden, where he was a Rotary Peace Fellow. He received a BA in International Studies from the University of Oregon, USA. His professional experience has focused on project management for international community development initiatives. Areas of work include Honduras, Mozambique and Cyprus. In these positions he has proved to be a highly motivated and effective project manager even under stressful conditions. He is passionate about community development, community involvement, peacebuilding and youth.

His goal is to help communities promote peace advocacy at a local and international level.     ︎    ︎     ︎