Global Peace Leadership Conference Africa 2024

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Global Peace Leadership Conference Africa 2024

Join the in-person or virtual Global Peace Leadership Conference (GPLC Africa 2024) for this year's conference theme on "One Family under God: Empowering African Renaissance as a Global Catalyst for Freedom, Peace, and Sustainable Development."

The Global Peace Leadership Conference will bring together delegates from Africa and around the world to explore and discuss ways to promote peace, development, and cooperation.

The key objectives of the conference include: promoting an African Renaissance that draws on Africa’s unique heritage and the strength of its spirituality and traditional values; empowering African leadership; strengthening intracontinental partnerships, and cultivating ethical global citizenship.

Through engaging plenary sessions, GPLC Africa 2024 seeks to inspire, unite, and empower the people of Africa to shape a prosperous and peaceful future for the continent. The conference will engage policymakers, educators, faith leaders, government officials and other stakeholders to identify and share measures toward sustainable peacebuilding and development efforts, evaluate and advance peace and development frameworks, and develop community-oriented actions. The expected outcomes include increased social cohesion, interfaith harmony, and partnerships, launching of ongoing programs and projects.

For more information and to view the speaker lineup, go to www.gplcafrica.org.

Key Objectives

Schedule

GPLC Plenary Speakers

Promote African Renaissance:

Drawing on the strengths of unique African heritage, with rich, diverse spirituality and deeply rooted traditional values, an African Renaissance can unlock the enormous potential of Africa and its people, fostering a spirit of cooperation and solidarity to tackle conflict and corruption and build peace together.

Celebrate Africa’s Heritage:

Recognize and celebrate the richness and diversity of Africa’s cultures, traditions, and contributions to the global civilization, fostering a sense of pride and self-worth among Africans.

Empower African Leadership:

Provide a platform for emerging and established African leaders to share experiences, best practices and innovative solutions, enabling them to address pressing challenges and contribute to the continent’s progress.

Strengthen Intracontinental Partnerships:

Facilitate dialogue and collaboration among delegates from Africa and other regions, promoting cross-cultural understanding, knowledge exchange, and the forging of strategic partnerships.

Cultivate Global Citizenship:

Inspire participants to embrace a sense of global citizenship, recognizing their shared responsibilities and interconnectedness as members of the global community, while upholding Africa’s unique contributions and perspectives.

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 25, 2024 (In-Person Only)

GPLC Tree Planting (In-Person only)
Venue: Konza Technopolis

  • GPLC Africa 2024 delegates will gather at various designated points to plant trees.
  • This contributes to President Ruto’s National Tree Planting Campaign, which aims to plant 15 billion trees by 2032.
  • Simultaneously, Kenyans will be encouraged to plant a tree wherever they are to contribute to the national goal.

Round Table Discussions (By invitation only)

  • 9:00 AM – Roundtable on Preventing Violent Extremism
  • 1:30 PM – Roundtable on African Renaissance

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 26, 2024 (Livestream Available)

7:30 AM – On-site Registration Opens

10:00 AM – Prayer Event

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM – Lunch

2:30 PM – Afternoon Session by Track

  • Family Track: Familial Relationships, Roles and Leadership
  • Community-Driven Peacebuilding Track: Local Leadership with Moral Authority; A Catalyst of African Renaissance
  • Environmental Track: Environmental Stewardship; Strengthening Ethical and Integral Ecology

Day 3 - Thursday, June 27, 2024 (Livestream Available)

9:00 AM – Morning Session by Track

  • Foundational Principles - Ubuntu Track: African Principle of Interdependence and Human Flourishing as a Catalyst of African Renaissance
  • Transforming Education Track: Transforming Education as a Catalyst of African Renewal
  • Youth Leadership Development Track: Youth Leadership Development and the Future of African Renaissance

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM – Lunch

2:00 PM – Global Peace Leadership Conference Plenary

  • Invocations
  • Featured Speakers
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Vision for an African Renaissance
  • Musical Selection - RedForth Chorus

Day 4 - Friday, June 28, 2024 (Open Invitation)

10:00 AM – Roundtable on Religious Freedom

We have a limited number of 100% and 50% scholarships for youth, young adults, community members and nonprofit organizations. You may elect to apply for a scholarship during the application process, which will be reviewed and awarded by our organizing committee. Scholarships include support for tuition and fees, accommodations in single rooms, meals and snacks, modest give-away supplies and training materials, and some transportation. GPF encourages all applicants to apply. Mini-grants will be awarded to support community service projects developed during the convening. Eligibility is restricted to conference participants and based on evaluation of participant project plans / proposed designs.

GPLC Africa 2024 Plenary

GPLC Africa 2024 Plenary

An international delegation joined African leaders, educators, and other peacebuilding stakeholders for the Global Peace Leadership Conference Africa 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya, from June 25 to 27. The GPLC Plenary included a keynote address from ⁠Dr. Hyun Jin Preston...

Ubuntu Track: GPLC Africa 2024

Ubuntu Track: GPLC Africa 2024

A genuine African Renaissance is needed now more than ever. It must build on universal principles and shared values, drawing on the roots of Ubuntu and similar African concepts, which express the simple fundamental truth that we are one family. This track examined the...

Education Track: GPLC Africa 2024

Education Track: GPLC Africa 2024

The focus of this track, “Transforming Education as the Catalyst of African Renewal,” provided new insights into the meaning of the African Union’s 2024 theme: “Educate an African Fit for the 21st Century.” The transformation journey begins with educators and students...

GPF Chairman Interview on the African Renaissance

GPF Chairman Interview on the African Renaissance

Chairman of the Global Peace Foundation Dr. Hyun Jin P. Moon was interviewed by KTN News Kenya following the Global Peace Leadership Conference in Nairobi to discuss the African Renaissance. Encouraging the African people to raise a new generation of leaders that is...

Family Track: GPLC Africa 2024

Family Track: GPLC Africa 2024

Familial Relationships, Roles and Leadership In Africa, as around the world, the family, nuclear and extended, is a fundamental building block of communities and nations– from the basic nurture, health, and care of every child and individual to the first school of...

Environmental Track: GPLC Africa 2024

Environmental Track: GPLC Africa 2024

Environmental Stewardship: Strengthening Ethical and Integral Ecology The earth is our home, and humanity's continued well-being depends in various ways on the natural environment, which we have the responsibility to take care of as our common home. This idea is...

Speakers

Keynote Speaker:
⁠ ⁠Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon, Founder and Chairman, Global Peace Foundation

Featured Speaker:
•⁠ ⁠John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Archbishop Emeritus, Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja (Nigeria)
•⁠ ⁠H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999-2007)
•⁠ ⁠Dr. Manu Chandaria, Chairman, Chandaria Foundation

Special Remarks
•⁠ ⁠Mr. James P. Flynn, International President, Global Peace Foundation
•⁠ ⁠Rt. Rev. Willybard Kitogho Lagho, Chairman, Interreligious Council of Kenya
•⁠ ⁠Ms. Yasmine Jemal, Founder and President, Know My Generation (Ethiopia)

Invocations
•⁠ ⁠Fr. Joseph Mutie, Chairman Emeritus, Interreligious Council of Kenya
•⁠ ⁠Sheikh Salim Charo, Senior Religious Leader, County Coordinator National Muslim Leaders Forum (NAMLEF)
•⁠ ⁠Ms. Sugatha Kotamraju, Chairperson, Hindu Council of Kenya

Vision for an African Renaissance
•⁠ ⁠Dr. Abdirahman Ismail, Executive Director, Interreligious Council of Kenya

Master of Ceremonies
•⁠ ⁠Rev. Dr. Canice Enyiaka, International Program Specialist; Regional Representative for Africa