Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative works with young men and women to develop their skills as leaders, as peace builders, and community builders.

About WPDI



WPDI’s Livelihood Program in and around the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement Creates Opportunities for a New Cohort of 285 Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs

“Now, I know I can have an impact with my knowledge and skills” April 12, 2021 –...

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Meet Cissy Joy Namatovu in Uganda

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Our Business Bootcamp program is growing every year, as African youths show a great appeal in entrepreneurship and their impact is tremendous. Listen to @ForestWhitaker's speech at the East Africa Social Business Forum yesterday! #EastAfricaSBForum @Yunus_Centre


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Our Leadership

We must plant the
seeds of hope,
We must nurture
the seeds of peace.

Together, it’s possible.

Forest Whitaker, Founder and CEO
Our Leadership