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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Working with Local Partners, WPDI Recruits a New Cohort of Young Women and Men From Uganda’s Karamoja Sub-Region to Become Future Youth Peacemakers

September 18, 2020 – This month, the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative...

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WPDI youth #peacemakers just conducted a community dialogue in #Wau last week with @UnescoJuba. The dialogue helped reconcile tribes that had been fighting over resources, ushering them on the path towards #peace. #SouthSudan #changemakers

#peacemakers #Wau #peace #SouthSudan #changemakers

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We must plant the
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We must nurture
the seeds of peace.

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