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

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WPDI and the Swedish Postcode Foundation Renew Their Partnership in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Uganda and South Sudan

May 18, 2020 – The Swedish Postcode Foundation – funded by one of Sweden’s...

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WPDI youth #peacemakers have mobilized local youths in Western Equatoria to build handwashing stations and raise awareness about #COVID19 to help #stopthespread of the virus. #peace #education #SouthSudan

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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
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