MasterPeace aims to inspire everyone to use their talent and energy for building peace and togetherness. MasterPeace will help lead the way to a more sustainable world with less armed conflict. MasterPeace is the fastest growing grass-roots peace movement of the world, with the ambition to reach out to millions and mobilize at least 400,000 new peace builders by 2020.
MasterPeace is an exciting community of social entrepreneurs, volunteers, bloggers, musicians, businesses and other active citizens who connect and work together to fuel peace-building and intercultural understanding. We’re impartial and open for each and everyone, as we believe that “Minds are like parachutes, they function much better when open.” We combine global thinking with local acting and local leadership, to obtain the best possible impact for communities.
December 2013, the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) awarded MasterPeace a certificate of Recognition for Innovation in Peace-building. Here you see UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon giving the certificates to both founders, Ilco van der Linde (The Netherlands) and Mohamed Helmy (Egypt). June 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation added both MasterPeace founders to the ‘Top100 of Next Centuries Innovators’. January 2012, The Big Improvement Day (Europe’s largest business event) awarded MasterPeace as ‘Most Innovative Idea’ for 2012. But for both founders the most inspiring award is the growth and impact on a local level in over 40 countries!