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A WPDI young woman leader sends a video message to the international community, urging world leaders to increase the protection of children from involvement in armed conflict

On 21 February 2018, Laguti Irene Lutwala, a young woman trained and mentored by WPDI, shared her experience as former child soldier and her commitment to peace at an international conference held in New York on the involvement of children in armed conflict. Irene was invited to record a short...read more

WPDI and the Western Union Foundation launch a scholarship program to support students from a refugee settlement in Uganda

Beginning in 2018 and for a period of 5-years, WPDI and the Western Union Foundation will work together to provide scholarships to 100 refugee students per year at the Kiryandongo Settlement in Uganda. The scholarships will boost educational opportunities for talented children and youth whose...read more

Forest Whitaker urges government and business leaders to create conditions for youth movements as strategic move to address global challenges

Our CEO Forest Whitaker took an active part in the 2018 World Government Summit held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from February 11 to 13, on the theme “Shaping Future Governments”. Each year since 2013, the Summit aims to set the agenda for the next generation of governments with a focus on how...read more

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