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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Nine Youth-Led Businesses to be Launched in South Sudan’s Equatorias Region with the Support of WPDI and Our Partners

July 27, 2020 – Last month, the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI)...

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In #Chiapas, WPDI's #ICT courses for basic & intermediate-level are well underway. Trainees, incl. 90 teachers, are learning new skills to help them succeed and find new opportunities in the 21st century. #peace #education #technology #Mexico @fundaciontelmex l @EricssonSustain

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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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