Global Peace Convention 2017 (GPC2017)
Moral and Innovative Leadership: New Models for Peace and Development
28th Feb – 3rd Mar, Manila, Philippines.
Global Peace Convention 2017 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.
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National Youth Summit 2013
Taifa Langu, Jukumu Langu. Nairobi, Kenya. Jan 31st – 1st Feb 2013
The 2013 National Youth Summit convened 2000 young accountable leaders from the 47 counties in Kenya for a forum on peace and leadership development. Held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) in Nairobi the 2 days summit was organized by Global Peace Foundation Kenya in partnership with IGAD-CEWARN, Brand Kenya Board and other partners. The summit was held under the theme Taifa Langu, Jukumu Langu” translates to “My Country, My Responsibility” in English to encourage youth to play a leading role in ensuring peaceful elections in 2013 as part of their civic duty. It invited the youth to rally behind the “Nitakuwepo” spirit that complements the other campaigns such as “Kenya Kwanza” and “Wakilisha”.
The summit was preceded by 6 regional dissemination and mobilization forums held in Kisumu, Bungoma, Eldoret, Nakuru, Machakos and Mombasa culminating in the National Youth Summit. It gave the youth a platform to share experiences from their counties and engage in developmental discourse.
Global Peace Convention 2010
One Family under God: Conflict Resolution, Peace and Development
17th – 20th Nov 2010, Nairobi, Kenya.
- More than 1,000 participants from 40 countries attended the Global Peace Convention and International Young Leaders Summit in Nairobi, November 17-20, 2010.
- Seven current and former heads of state and prime ministers attended the Convention.
- Envoys from H.E. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia, and H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria, delivered messages of support.
- Seventeen Cabinet ministers attended together with senior officials from their departments.
- The Convention advanced action steps to address identity-based conflict, the role of faith leaders in peacebuilding, microfinance and community-driven development and character education as a critical component of responsible citizenship.