The Global Peace Leadership Conference Indo-Pacific 2023 (GPLC 2023) brought more than 1000 students, ambassadors, and peacebuilders both virtually and in-person to the Le Meridien and Royal Plaza Hotels, New Delhi, India on April 11-13, 2023. The theme for the conference was Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Vision for Advancing Human Consciousness and Peace.
Day 1: Youth Sustainathon: Leap Hubs Challenge Inauguration
Leap Hubs is a Leadership and Entrepreneurship program piloted in Kenya by the Global Peace Foundation since 2015. The initiative provides guidance and spaces for highly motivated students in Secondary, Technical, and Vocational Entrepreneurship Training Centers, Universities, and Colleges to explore and solve a pressing real-world problem with innovative ideas and learn what it takes to start and grow a business or set up a social enterprise.
Day 2: Opening Ceremony and Breakout Sessions
The four tracks included: Youth Empowerment, Transforming Education, Values-Based Peacebuilding, and Environmental Conservation. The goal of the Youth Empowerment track was to improve youths’ approach to solving problems, how to think from a global perspective, and become moral and innovative leaders – rethink, redefine, and transform. The second track, Transforming Education for the Future, analyzed new trends, ideas, and policies to prepare students to be successful in all aspects of their lives and contribute to overall peace. The Values-Based Peacebuilding Track examined effective models, best practices, practical tools, and how to apply peacebuilding to educational programs, youth leadership development, and community-based peacebuilding. The final track, Environmental Conservation promoted environmental conservation through caring for the environment, improving the quality of life by not compromising future generations, and protecting greenery by combatting waste.