Global Peace Foundation is organizing for the 2017 Global Peace Convention in Manila, Philippines from 28 Feb – 3 Mar 2017. The conference will convene a diverse community of peace building practitioners, youth leaders and experts in business, international development and education for a unique opportunity to explore critical global issues, share best practices, and develop innovative and action-driven solutions to building peace and social cohesion while strengthening robust multi-stakeholder partnerships.
We shall be sending a delegation from Kenya to participate during the conference and share best practices. Candidates will have a platform to interact and connect with practitioners who have exemplified in various areas among them technology, education, leadership, business etc.
Interested candidates are encouraged to register through GPC 2017 online registration platform (here) For more information send us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org
GPC 2017 tracks include:
Schools are called upon to provide youth with a relevant education needed to ensure that graduates are ready to succeed and prosper in the workplace, build healthy and resilient families, and contribute to economic development and social stability.
Global competencies such as character, critical thinking, creativity, entrepreneurship, leadership, collaboration, and problem solving must be prioritized in education to meet the challenges of an increasingly competitive and interdependent global society.
Experts estimate that intangibles such as integrity, respect, resilience, conscientiousness, creativity, and innovation account for some 80 percent how successful a young person will be in life and work.
Innovative education approaches are an investment in a peaceful world for future generations. By placing priority on “life success” instead of “test success,” a reformed education policy can enable youth to graduate as productive, engaged citizens with a stake in society, motivated to fulfill his or her potential in the home, workplace, community and global society. For detailed sessions summary and schedule on transforming education track Read More
Youth Leadership and Service
The Global Forum on Youth Leadership and Service for Peace and Development will bring together global partners and stakeholders to assess progress, priorities and best practices in meeting sustainable development goals. The Forum will advance an action agenda to engage youth in cross-cultural service to encourage entrepreneurship, promote opportunity and counter the appeal of violent extremism. Read More
Interfaith Peace Building
As divisions between nations, religions, and political affiliations have increasingly polarized the human family, there is urgent need for leadership with moral authority to bridge divides and build solidarity that can foster peace and prosperity for all humanity. Toward that end, leaders of the world’s faith and wisdom traditions have a shared responsibility to transcend religious divides and work collaboratively to build ethical, just and cohesive societies. As Dr. Hans Kung, co-author of Towards a Declaration of a Global Ethic, noted, “There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions.” Read More
Women’s Leadership Culture
The Women’s Leadership Culture track sessions examine how women play a critical leadership role in both building sustainable peace and strengthening families in their communities around the world.
The track has five sessions, including a panel of influential women leaders who promote the theme of peacebuilding in diverse professional fields; a workshop on best leadership practices and strategies; a networking opportunity to build long-lasting international partnerships; a film-screening that exemplifies a woman-initiated cultural peacebuilding movement; and a special training program to develop healthy relationships as a fundamental peacebuilding and leadership skill. Participants will gain insights into a more holistic understanding of women’s leadership and explore practices to implement in their families and communities. For more information about this track Read More
Global Peace Economic and Business Forum
Violent conflict and instability disrupt markets and societies. In 2014, global economic losses due to violent conflict amounted to over US$9.8 trillion. . . . Businesses can be a powerful convener for bringing people together across national and cultural lines. They can create relationships based on a shared sense of identity and purpose, overcoming differences that, in the wider society, are more difficult to surmount. —UN Global Compact
Business leaders, government officials, NGO leaders, and entrepreneurs will examine the often unrecognized role of private sector business in poverty reduction, sustainable development, and regional stability, particularly highlighting emerging markets in Southeast Asia, in a series of forums at the 2017 Global Peace Convention. Read More
The Declaration of One Korea and global campaign for One Korea is such a significant approach. The Declaration was introduced by One Korea Foundation in coalition with the Global Peace Foundation on August 15, 2015, the seventieth anniversary of the liberation and division of Korea. Since then, more than 40,000 people have supported it.
The Declaration and vision of a unified Korea is grounded in the ideal of Hongik Ingan, an ancient ethic to “live for the benefit of humanity” that forms the ethos of the Korean people. Korea experts will explore this principle and ideal and discuss its practical application as a preamble of an eventual new Constitution for One Korea and a model of governance elsewhere in the world in twenty first century. Read More
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