Évènement posté(e) par Africa Initiative For The Needy Uganda (AINU).
The purpose of the African Youth Volunteers for Peace (AYVP) is to promote peace building through cultural diplomacy. It strives to educate and unite through the showcase, promotion and celebration of Africa's rich cultural heritage.
We are led to believe that democracy and peace are inextricably linked; that democracy leads to and causes peace; and that peace cannot be achieved in the absence of democracy.
A steadfast concert for peace can never be maintained except by a partnership of democratic nations. No autocratic government could be trusted to keep faith within it or observe its covenants. It must be a league of honour, a partnership of opinion. Intrigue would eat its vitals away; the plottings of inner circles who could plan what they would and render account to no one would be a corruption seated at its very heart. Only free peoples can hold their purpose and their honour steady to a common end and prefer the interests of mankind to any narrow interest of their own.
The Festival will have many far-reaching benefits. The most obvious is that by providing a platform and structure through which people can demonstrate their support and desire for peace this will inevitably result in fewer outbreaks of violence. Living in peace is a universal good which every person, at each level of society, benefits from.
AYVP seeks to build peace in Uganda and Africa through youth development, peace education, and promotion of human rights, Youth Volunteers for Peace, Peace Building and health. We also seek to bring public awareness that would enable people to make peaceful and healthy decisions for themselves, their families, nations and the continent.
In a bid to promote peace, intercultural dialog and togetherness, senior governmental representatives, business leaders, academia, leaders of NGOs, religious and spiritual leaders, peacemakers and renowned personalities from across the globe shared their views and spread the message of peace, unity and intercultural harmony.
The objectives of the event are as follows:-
• To celebrate mankind brotherhood through cultures
• To promote culture tourism among participating countries
• To provide as a safe, peaceful and joyful environment that allows people from different backgrounds to overcome their differences and unite for peace
• To bring awareness and build capacity among youth on critical peace building issues with the objective of creating future peace educators
• To provide a forum for the youth to showcase their ideas in solving societal problems
• To showcase African rich culture
• To promote cultural tolerance and unity in diversity as a commitment to peaceful coexistence
• To engage political leaders, civil society, the media and representatives of the private sector with ideas of cultural tolerance and to encourage their commitment to peace, unity and development
• the state of our democracy,
• commitment of governments to develop practical and achievable youth policies,
• Critical insight into how the international community responses to conflict, War, and humanitarian situations: Importance of peace in today's world
• Promotion of Human rights: challenges and the way forward
• To promote the spirit of peace, educate and guide the youth to establish noble ideals of peace-loving, the pursuit of world peace, working towards the achievement of world peace.
The Media Edition of International Youth Peace Culture and Arts festival (IYPCAF 2014)
The Peace Festival is the first ever initiative of its kind in Uganda and scale to be held in Kampala. It is intended to be an annual event (April 23 - 26, 2014) that promotes peace-building through Art and cultural diplomacy. The Festival strives to engage, educate and unite through the showcase, promotion and celebration of both Africa's rich cultural heritage and countries from other continents of the world. It offers a platform for young leaders, both female and male, to identify the societal roots of conflict, express opinion, overcome differences and commit to the achievement of sustainable peace in Africa and the world at large.
The Festival is a residential one and will consist of a range of indoor and outdoor events, among which: peace walk, conferences/workshops, project presentations, games for peace, debate, film screening, poetry, drama and music, cultural displays, arts exhibition and lectures among others.
The Peace Festival is an unprecedented event that foresees the engagement of nearly 2500 participants (youth, academics, civil societies, government officials, diplomats, businesses and media across the globe.
It will, therefore, offer unparalleled level of commercial exposure (national, regional and global) for potential sponsors, partners and supporters. It is also a unique opportunity for businesses to assert their commitment to sustainable peace in Africa.
All people who love peace building, culture and Art.