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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At the Request of Local Stakeholders, WPDI Youth Peacemakers Mediate a Once-Violent Conflict in South Sudan’s Former Terekeka State, with Initial Success

October 19, 2020 – In early October, youth peacemakers and staff from the Whitaker...

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Meet Cissy Joy Namatovu in Uganda

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RT @IsDBEngage: IsDB's #STI department, under the leadership of Dr. Hayat Sindi, has partnered with @connectWPDI to promote #SocialInclusio…


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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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