Africa Peace and Development Network
Invitation, News and Events
Dear Participant and Friend of Peace, dear distinguished Guest,
On behalf of the Africa Peace and Development Network (MAMA), I am pleased to welcome you to Global Peace Studies for Sustainable Development in Africa, a series of weekly academic and professional discussions on peace education, peace research, peace activism as well as the question of sustainability. Global Peace events take place every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dar-es-Salaam/Kampala/Nairobi, using the Zoom link below. We appreciate your participation.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84157580433?pwd=Ny9kRGR1TjBtaHNiTGlFaWU4UW5Mdz09 (No RSVP or prior registration required)
Theme:Can a Basic Income Grant reduce Violence? Evidence from Namibia, Kenya and Uganda
Speaker: Prof. Geoffrey Thomas Harris, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
Professor Geoffrey Harris is a Professor in the Peacebuilding Programme of International Centre of Nonviolence at Durban University of Technology. He has researched issues of military expenditure in developing countries and recovery from armed conflict for around 30 years. His current research interests include restorative justice, demilitarization and the effects of economic inequality on inter-personal violence. He is chair of the Board of Phoenix Zululand, which operates restorative justice programmes in the Zululand prisons. Recent publications include Building infrastructures for peace in sub-Saharan Africa (Springer Nature, 2019), jointly edited with Mediel Hove.
Time: 08:00 a.m. Washington, DC
10:00 a. m. Buenos Aires
02:00 p.m. (14:00) Berlin
04:00 p.m. (16:00) Dar-es-Salaam – Kampala – Nairobi
09:00 p.m. (21:00) Nanjing
10:00 p.m. (22:00) Tokyo
12:00 a.m. (00:00) Melbourne
Date: 15 November 2023
The webinar link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84157580433?pwd=Ny9kRGR1TjBtaHNiTGlFaWU4UW5Mdz09 (No RSVP or prior registration required)
Global Peace MAMA Partners
Thanks to generous offers from peacebuilders, development professionals, specialists, academics, researchers, activists, civil society experts, philosophers and intellectuals from around the world, we discuss pertinent issues of peace and sustainability around the world and across Africa. Global Peace is brought to you courtesy of: Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Egon Spiegel: University of Vechta, Germany; Prof. Dr. Cheng Liu: UNESCO Chair, Nanjing University, China; Prof. Dr. Lester R. Kurtz: George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA; The Association of Catholic Universities and Higher Institutes of Africa and Madagascar (ACUHIAM-ASUNICAM), Mwanza, Tanzania; Global Peace Tanzania Network for Sustainable Peace and Development; Dr. Mariana Covolo: Universidad de Congreso (UC), Mendoza, Argentina.
Our key partners include: Catholic Peacebuilding Network (CPN), International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU/FIUC), International Peace Research Association (IPRA), World Intellectuals’ Wisdom Forum (WIWF), the African Peace Research and Education Association (AFPREA) and the Commonwealth Interfaith Network (CIN).
News and Events
Latest Global Peace Session
We thank Dr. Ayo Ayoola-Amale, First Conflict Resolution, Accra, Ghana, for her invigorating talk on “Repositioning of Africa for Peace and Development”.
Milton Nyamadzawo has shared his PPT on “Measuring Peacefulness” as recently presented at Global Peace. Please find here:
2024 International Peace Conference in Tanzania
The African Peace Research and Education Association (AFPREA), member of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA), the Association of Catholic Universities and Higher Institutes of Africa and Madagascar (ACUHIAM), member of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), the Africa Peace and Development Network (MAMA), Pan African Nonviolence and Peacebuilding Network (PANPEN), MS Training Centre for Development Co-operation) (MS TCDC) Arusha and St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) will co-organise an international conference in Tanzania from 23-27 May 2024 on the theme “Ujamaa, Ubuntu, and New Pan Africanisms: The Future of World Peace”. We are looking forward to seeing you in Tanzania: Arusha – Serengeti – Butiama – Mwanza.
11th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action (ICPNA)
You are invited to submit an abstract to the ICPNA) conference with the theme: “Only nonviolence can guarantee world peace and environmental sustainability” (Feb 13 to Feb 16, 2024) – New Mumbai – India. A detailed brochure of the conference is ready and can be found here: www.anuvibha.org. For further information please do contact Sohan Lal Gandhi: email@example.com
Certificate, Postal Address requested
If you have met the ten-webinar participation objective and you would like to receive a certificate, please send me the list of talks you attended and your postal address and the certificate will be sent to you. We thank you and everyone for participation.
Global Peace Feedback
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Webinar Talk Offers
If you would like to give us a talk on any of the issues related to peace and/ or sustainable development, please drop me a line and invite your colleagues to Global Peace. Thank you. A schedule of speakers is attached.
Should you wish not to participate in these transcontinental sessions, kindly let me know. We respect each one’s opinion and everyone’s dignity. Welcome to the World Wednesday Webinar.
MAMA WhatsApp Group
You are equally warmly invited to join the Africa Peace and Development Network (MAMA) WhatsApp Group. Please text me via +255 756 058 511 to join MAMA or click here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/BBkeESocCNw6xHfvlaRznv
Peace and Well-being,
Coordinator: Africa Peace and Development Network (MAMA)