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 Youth Peacemakers Train Local Community Leaders In Northern Uganda

April 15, 2019 – Recently, in the Gulu district of northern Uganda, the Whitaker...

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Meet Cissy Joy Namatovu in Uganda

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At the #Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Northern #Uganda, WPDI put 285 women on the path to community-driven #entrepreneurship. Read more here: @TheWUFoundation

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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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