Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative

Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative The official page of the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative, a non-profit organization founded by artist and social activist Forest Whitaker.
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The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative is a non-governmental organization with an international scope and reach, founded by Forest Whitaker in 2012. Our mission is to help societies impacted by destructive conflicts and gang violence transform into safer and more-prosperous communities. We work to empower and inspire youth, women, and global citizens to promote peace across the planet. We con

The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative is a non-governmental organization with an international scope and reach, founded by Forest Whitaker in 2012. Our mission is to help societies impacted by destructive conflicts and gang violence transform into safer and more-prosperous communities. We work to empower and inspire youth, women, and global citizens to promote peace across the planet. We con

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98 community members recently attended a Community Dialogue led by WPDI Youth #Peacemakers in #Ikwoto. Over three days, ...
07/05/2021

98 community members recently attended a Community Dialogue led by WPDI Youth #Peacemakers in #Ikwoto. Over three days, the youths helped craft a #peace agreement to address rising tensions there. #changemakers #SouthSudan

Education Above All Foundation

WPDI just trained 28 community leaders from #Ikwoto in #CRE, providing them skills that will help them improve their cap...
07/05/2021

WPDI just trained 28 community leaders from #Ikwoto in #CRE, providing them skills that will help them improve their capacity to foster peace in their communities. #education #changemakers #empowerment #SouthSudan

Education Above All Foundation

WPDI recently trained 253 teachers from 15 primary and secondary schools in the #Acholi Sub-Region in #CRE. Read more he...
07/03/2021

WPDI recently trained 253 teachers from 15 primary and secondary schools in the #Acholi Sub-Region in #CRE. Read more here: https://buff.ly/3AehqPX #peace #education #changemakers #Uganda

Education Above All Foundation

15 women just graduated from WPDI's #Arts & #Crafts course in the #Karamoja Sub-Region. With their new skills, many plan...
07/03/2021

15 women just graduated from WPDI's #Arts & #Crafts course in the #Karamoja Sub-Region. With their new skills, many plan to open their own #businesses and bettering their lives. #peace #entrepreneurs #empowerment #Uganda

Islamic Development Bank Group - isdb.org

19 aspiring #entrepreneurs attended WPDI's pre-#Business Plan Competition training in #CapeFlats, which was designed to ...
07/02/2021

19 aspiring #entrepreneurs attended WPDI's pre-#Business Plan Competition training in #CapeFlats, which was designed to help them put together good business plans. Wish them luck in the coming competition! #peace #education #CapeTown #SouthAfrica

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Trainees taking WPDI's #ICT course in #Chiapas are learning how to use video editing software, as well as Microsoft Exce...
07/02/2021

Trainees taking WPDI's #ICT course in #Chiapas are learning how to use video editing software, as well as Microsoft Excel, giving them tools that they can use to find a #job or further their #education. #peace #tech #Mexico

Fundación Telmex - Telcel

To mark the #DayoftheAfricanChild, 100 residents of the #Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement came together to discuss the cha...
07/01/2021

To mark the #DayoftheAfricanChild, 100 residents of the #Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement came together to discuss the challenges faced by children there and find ways to better support them. #peace #education #changemakers #Uganda

To help our Youth #Peacemakers in #CapeFlats increase their mobility across townships, WPDI provided them with bicycles....
07/01/2021

To help our Youth #Peacemakers in #CapeFlats increase their mobility across townships, WPDI provided them with bicycles. Now, they will be able to reach and impact more of their community members than ever before. #peace #changemakers #CapeTown #SouthAfrica

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To help our Youth #Peacemakers in #CapeFlats increase their mobility across townships, WPDI provided them with bicycles. Now, they will be able to reach and impact more of their community members than ever before. #peace #changemakers #CapeTown #SouthAfrica

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WPDI teams just visited 5 #business projects implemented by female #refugees that we support in Nothern #Uganda. All wer...
06/30/2021

WPDI teams just visited 5 #business projects implemented by female #refugees that we support in Nothern #Uganda. All were making great progress and the women are determine to achieve great results! #peace #entrepreneurs #empowerment #Uganda

WPDI Youth #Peacemakers recently held a Community Dialogue in the #Gulu District to address a 5-year old land conflict. ...
06/30/2021

WPDI Youth #Peacemakers recently held a Community Dialogue in the #Gulu District to address a 5-year old land conflict. The 109 participants agreed to resolve the issue by working together. #peace #changemakers #Uganda

Education Above All Foundation

WPDI's CEO & Founder, Forest Whitaker, addressed the United Nations Security Council yesterday about children and armed ...
06/29/2021

WPDI's CEO & Founder, Forest Whitaker, addressed the United Nations Security Council yesterday about children and armed conflict to advocate for ambitious, long-term solutions. Read more here: https://buff.ly/3w1OSpj

WPDI's CEO & Founder, Forest Whitaker, addressed the United Nations Security Council yesterday about children and armed conflict to advocate for ambitious, long-term solutions. Read more here: https://buff.ly/3w1OSpj

Nathaniel, a WPDI Youth #Peacemaker active in the #Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, was recently profiled by our partner,...
06/26/2021

Nathaniel, a WPDI Youth #Peacemaker active in the #Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, was recently profiled by our partner, the Western Union Foundation. Read more about him and his work here: https://buff.ly/3cAWGrk #peace #changemaker #Uganda

Nathaniel, a WPDI Youth #Peacemaker active in the #Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, was recently profiled by our partner, the Western Union Foundation. Read more about him and his work here: https://buff.ly/3cAWGrk #peace #changemaker #Uganda

WPDI recently held two Community Dialogues in #CapeFlats to help resolve key issues facing local communities. Both resul...
06/25/2021

WPDI recently held two Community Dialogues in #CapeFlats to help resolve key issues facing local communities. Both resulted in 100+ people deciding to work together and make their neighborhoods more #peaceful. #CapeTown #SouthAfrica

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WPDI and the Western Union Foundation have renewed their partnership to help promote #economic development in #Mexico. R...
06/25/2021

WPDI and the Western Union Foundation have renewed their partnership to help promote #economic development in #Mexico. Read more here: https://buff.ly/3zTpiWT #peace #changemakers

WPDI and the Western Union Foundation have renewed their partnership to help promote #economic development in #Mexico. Read more here: https://buff.ly/3zTpiWT #peace #changemakers

In the #Mfuleni neighborhood of #CapeFlats, WPDI just finished training 51 community leaders in #CRE. Over four weeks, t...
06/24/2021

In the #Mfuleni neighborhood of #CapeFlats, WPDI just finished training 51 community leaders in #CRE. Over four weeks, they strengthened their capacity to address #conflict in their communities in a more #peaceful way. #changemakers #CapeTown #SouthAfrica

Fondation BNP Paribas l RCS Group

184 trainees recently graduated from the free vocational training courses that WPDI offers at our Community Learning Cen...
06/24/2021

184 trainees recently graduated from the free vocational training courses that WPDI offers at our Community Learning Center in #Moroto. Read more here: https://buff.ly/3gPDb0u #peace #education #Karamoja #Uganda

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In #Tijuana, WPDI continues to train a group of incarcerated youths to give them tools that will help them succeed post-...
06/23/2021

In #Tijuana, WPDI continues to train a group of incarcerated youths to give them tools that will help them succeed post-incarceration. This week, they are gaining new #business & #entrepreneurship skills. #peace #education #Mexico

Fundación Telmex - Telcel

In #Tijuana, WPDI continues to train a group of incarcerated youths to give them tools that will help them succeed post-incarceration. This week, they are gaining new #business & #entrepreneurship skills. #peace #education #Mexico

Fundación Telmex - Telcel

06/20/2021
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The United Nations estimates a number of 26.4 million refugees, around half of whom are under the age of 18. In Uganda, 70,000 refugees live in the #KiryandongoRefugeeSettlement. On this #WorldRefugeeDay, our youths shared their stories from the camp.
With Western Union and Education Above All Foundation

WPDI is committed to #empowering African children & youths. As they represent the next generation of leaders, we must en...
06/16/2021

WPDI is committed to #empowering African children & youths. As they represent the next generation of leaders, we must ensure that they have the tools and skills they need to build more #peaceful communities. #DayoftheAfricanChild

WPDI is committed to #empowering African children & youths. As they represent the next generation of leaders, we must ensure that they have the tools and skills they need to build more #peaceful communities. #DayoftheAfricanChild

WPDI Youth #Peacemakers just held a Community Dialogue in Northern #Uganda's #Omoro District. They were able to bring to...
06/12/2021

WPDI Youth #Peacemakers just held a Community Dialogue in Northern #Uganda's #Omoro District. They were able to bring together 100+ community members and use their skills to peacefully resolve a lonstanding land dispute. #peace #changemakers

Education Above All Foundation

Congrats to Nathaniel, a WPDI Youth #Peacemaker, who was recently selected as trainer in a #UN-supported program promoti...
06/12/2021

Congrats to Nathaniel, a WPDI Youth #Peacemaker, who was recently selected as trainer in a #UN-supported program promoting youth #entrepreneurship. Read more here: https://buff.ly/3cAWGrk #peace #business #changemaker #Uganda

Congrats to Nathaniel, a WPDI Youth #Peacemaker, who was recently selected as trainer in a #UN-supported program promoting youth #entrepreneurship. Read more here: https://buff.ly/3cAWGrk #peace #business #changemaker #Uganda

29 trainees in #Chiapas are currently taking WPDI's virtual #ICT course. With their new #digital skills, they will be be...
06/11/2021

29 trainees in #Chiapas are currently taking WPDI's virtual #ICT course. With their new #digital skills, they will be better equiped to meet modern-day needs. #peace #education #tech #Mexico

Fundación Telmex Telcel

WPDI Youth #Peacemakers recently brought together 56 community members in #Juba to resolve a violent #conflict. Now, the...
06/08/2021

WPDI Youth #Peacemakers recently brought together 56 community members in #Juba to resolve a violent #conflict. Now, the community is stating to live in #peace again. #changemakers #SouthSudan

Education Above All Foundation

WDPI and the Education Above All Foundation just extended their partnership with a new project in #Uganda and #SouthSuda...
06/07/2021

WDPI and the Education Above All Foundation just extended their partnership with a new project in #Uganda and #SouthSudan. Read more here: https://buff.ly/3z8VqFC

WDPI and the Education Above All Foundation just extended their partnership with a new project in #Uganda and #SouthSudan. Read more here: https://buff.ly/3z8VqFC

The future of #peace is jeopardized by the degradation of our ecosystems, which all of us can help halt, prevent, and re...
06/05/2021

The future of #peace is jeopardized by the degradation of our ecosystems, which all of us can help halt, prevent, and reverse by taking concrete action in our daily environments. Join the #GenerationRestoration movement this #WorldEnvironmentDay 🌱

The future of #peace is jeopardized by the degradation of our ecosystems, which all of us can help halt, prevent, and reverse by taking concrete action in our daily environments. Join the #GenerationRestoration movement this #WorldEnvironmentDay 🌱

At the #Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, Mary was able to find #peace through #sports. Read more here: https://buff.ly/3u...
06/03/2021

At the #Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, Mary was able to find #peace through #sports. Read more here: https://buff.ly/3uKHbmT

#peace #education #Uganda

WPDI Youth #Peacemakers in #Chiapas are working with children in their communities. By teaching them about #peace and #p...
06/02/2021

WPDI Youth #Peacemakers in #Chiapas are working with children in their communities. By teaching them about #peace and #peacebuilding, they're helping build a new generation of #changemakers. #education #Mexico

Fundación Telmex - Telcel

Two dozen trainees in #Chiapas are continuing to learn new #digital skills in WPDI's #ICT course, helping ensure that th...
06/02/2021

Two dozen trainees in #Chiapas are continuing to learn new #digital skills in WPDI's #ICT course, helping ensure that they have 21st century vocational skills. #peace #education #Mexico

Fundación Telmex - Telcel

WPDI has started to train 26 incarcerated youths in Baja California in #Business, #Entrepreneurship, and #Peacebuilding,...
05/22/2021

WPDI has started to train 26 incarcerated youths in Baja California in #Business, #Entrepreneurship, and #Peacebuilding, helping them gain skills to be successful in their future lives. #education #Mexico

Fundación Telmex Telcel

In #Chiapas, 21 people are taking WPDI's vocational training courses in #ICT and #peacebuliding. By gaining new skills, ...
05/22/2021

In #Chiapas, 21 people are taking WPDI's vocational training courses in #ICT and #peacebuliding. By gaining new skills, they are opening doors to new opportunities! #peace #education #Mexico

Fundación Telmex - Telcel

WPDI's CEO/Founder Forest Whitaker met virtually yesterday with our recently graduated cohort of Youth #Peacemakers in #...
05/21/2021

WPDI's CEO/Founder Forest Whitaker met virtually yesterday with our recently graduated cohort of Youth #Peacemakers in #Karamoja. He congratulated them on their hard work and efforts to bring #peace to their communities. #education #changemakers #Uganda

Islamic Development Bank Group - isdb.org

WPDI's CEO/Founder Forest Whitaker met virtually yesterday with our recently graduated cohort of Youth #Peacemakers in #Karamoja. He congratulated them on their hard work and efforts to bring #peace to their communities. #education #changemakers #Uganda

Islamic Development Bank Group - isdb.org

WPDI trained another 80 community leaders at the #Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Conflict Resolution Education, empow...
05/20/2021

WPDI trained another 80 community leaders at the #Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Conflict Resolution Education, empowering them with tools and skills to become #peacemakers in their communities. Read more here: https://buff.ly/33UBoQN #peace #education #Uganda

Education Above All Foundation

WPDI Youth #Peacemakers recently conducted a series of Communtiy Dialogues in the #Karamoja Sub-Region, successfully add...
05/19/2021

WPDI Youth #Peacemakers recently conducted a series of Communtiy Dialogues in the #Karamoja Sub-Region, successfully addressing a longstanding conflict there. Read more here: https://buff.ly/3fwbCYr #peace #changemakers #Uganda

Islamic Development Bank Group - isdb.org

WPDI Youth #Peacemakers recently conducted a series of Communtiy Dialogues in the #Karamoja Sub-Region, successfully addressing a longstanding conflict there. Read more here: https://buff.ly/3fwbCYr #peace #changemakers #Uganda

Islamic Development Bank Group - isdb.org

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I was trained in WPDI Juba centre in CRE/PB and Business skills and Entrepreneurship and Iam doing nothing Kapoeta and
I appreciate the overwhelming support provided to the youth globally by WPDI. I am even more thrilled and excited that you have extended your support to Karamoja region where there still more conflicts, poverty and unemployment. We believe with your dedicated support, Karamoja will go through positive changes.
The Bonteheuwel Joint Peace Forum is humbled with gratitude to our many donors who make it possible for us to continue to feed the many in our community. We #BuildBackBetter #WPDI we thank you.
I am greatful to be part of the Whitaker peace and development innitiative community.. Peace Prevail.
This is a Maridi Youth for Peace and Development - MYPD of. Whitaker south Sudan
This is what as young peace maker and community awareness l did a local hand washing water can to help them about coived 19 pandamic the intitives was approached by community leaders as it's in the photos
I read a out Forest Whitaker and the Whitaker Peace &Development Initiative in AARP magazine. Thank you God for allowing this award winning g actor to be used for your glory. Please watch video if possible.
Always get on with wpdi for more information that can change our lives together as youth
We love wpdi 4 the great job in northern Uganda
I'm so grateful to be a part of this organization, its giving me a platform to grow as an individual. Thanx Mr Whitaker for making this possible.
PLEASE NOTIFY ME WITH YOUR PROGRAMS
Am proud of Whitaker, because of you my life has totally changed and turned into a new one all thanks to Mrs Sylvia, Joseph and their team. May God bless the founders of Whitaker