GPLC Africa 2024 Plenary

Global Peace Foundation
July 10, 2024

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 Moon, founder and chairman of Global Peace Foundation.

Rev. Dr. Canice Enyiaka, International Program Specialist; Regional Representative for Africa, emceed the ceremonies, introducing the featured speakers including:

•⁠ ⁠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 — recipient of the Legacy of Peace Award

Special remarks were given by:
•⁠ ⁠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 by:
•⁠ ⁠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

Dr. Abdirahman Ismail, executive director of the Interreligious Council of Kenya, read a declaration on the Vision for an African Renaissance. The GPLC plenary also included musical selections by the Redorth Chorus.

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