“promoting global culture of peace in the 21st Century”
The conference shall provide an interactive opportunity for participants from diverse background to discuss and evaluate:
- The state of African democracy
- Commitment of governments to develop practical and achievable youth policies,
- The role of women in sustainable peace, security and development
- How the international community responses to conflict and humanitarian situations
The conference will provide an opportunity for the presentation of scholarly papers on realizing global peace, youth development, democracy, protection of human rights and poverty reduction on especially how these ideas can be localized in our communities. The conference will also provide an international mandate for the conference organizers to petition governments and international agencies on matters of national and international concerns as may be discussed at the conference.
Sub-themes of the conference:
i. developing the future non-violence democratic leaders
ii. youth and the internet in peace building
iii. the role of women in ensuring sustainable culture of peace and democracy
iv. corporate and economic peace: what its means in the 21st century
v. internally generated fund raising strategies for NGOs, CBO, and Civic Societies
vi. achieving the MDG’s: the role of NGOs, CBO’s, Civic societies and the local communities
High leveled Panel Discussions on the state of conflict and security situations in Africa
Focus nations: Nigeria, Libya, Cote d’Ivoire and Egypt
Objectives of the Conference:
As a matter of necessity, with collective will and responsibility, we as members of the global community must see these conflict situations as a global threat than just a national one.
This conference therefore aims at:
- Empowering critical stakeholders with the needed skills for developing and implementing practical policies and programmes towards building a global culture of peace
- Providing a global based platform for all stakeholders (practitioners, academies, governments, non-governmental organizations among others) to share ideas, relevant resources and information that will be helpful for sustainable programs and projects related to promoting global peace and development
- Celebrating outstanding leaders who are committed at promoting peace and development
- Discussing and providing platforms for ‘lesson learns’ from across the globe on youth development, poverty reduction, democracy and promotion of human rights.
In addition, this conference will demonstrate its commitment to the Millennium Development Goals and promoting of the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
The conference shall draw practitioners, scholars, learners, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, security agencies, critical stakeholders, inter-governmental agencies and development partners, selected heads of educational institutions, community educators and leaders, NGOs leaders, traditional rulers, and leaders of faith based organizations as well as representatives of youth led organizations across the globe.