Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative works with young men and women to develop their skills as leaders, as peace builders, and community builders.

About WPDI



1,213 in Uganda’s Karamoja Sub-Region Graduate from WPDI Civic & Vocational Trainings

January 21, 2022 – Recently, WPDI was proud to hold a ceremony for the 1,213...

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Meet Cissy Joy Namatovu in Uganda

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Our CEO and Founder @ForestWhitaker speaks today at this high-level event to mark the 25th Anniversary of the @childreninwar agenda. Follow the event live:

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You have the power to act for peace whether you donate, you convince, you tell a friend, you share our initiative. Make peace grow everywhere.

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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
Our Leadership