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’s Programs in Tijuana, Mexico, are Making Great Strides Toward Promoting Peace and Sustainable Development

June 13, 2019 – A few months after launching our new programs focusing on...

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Meet Cissy Joy Namatovu in Uganda

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Today, WPDI participated in pre-celebrations for #WorldRefugeeDay and planted trees as part of the Protecting Our Environment campaign at the #Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement. #peace #Uganda

#WorldRefugeeDay #Kiryandongo #peace #Uganda

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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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