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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Cissy, a WPDI Youth Peacemaker in Uganda, Impacts Her Community

October 4, 2019 - Cissy Joy Namatovu first joined WPDI in 2012 for a workshop...

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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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