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21 February - Webinar - Use of Peace Economics and Peace Science in the Developing Countries

Africa Peace and Development Network
Mtandao wa Amani na Maendeleo Afrika (MAMA)

Invitation, News and Events

Dear Participant and Friend of Peace, dear distinguished Guest,

On behalf of the Africa Peace and Development Network (MAMA) and affiliates, I am pleased to welcome you to Global Peace Studies for Sustainable Development in Africa (Global Peace), a series of weekly academic and professional discussions on peace education, peace research, and peace activism as well as on 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 hope you had a nice holiday break and wish you a peaceful 2024. We appreciate your participation.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84157580433?pwd=Ny9kRGR1TjBtaHNiTGlFaWU4UW5Mdz09 (No RSVP or prior registration required)

Theme: Use of Peace Economics and Peace Science in the Developing Countries

Speaker: Prof. Manas Chatterji, School of Management Binghamton University – State University of New York, USA

The talk will be preceded by an introduction on “Remembering Johan Galtung” by Prof. Lester Kurtz (George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA); Prof. Liu Cheng (Nanjing University, China) and Prof. Dr. Egon Spiegel (University of Vechta, Germany).

Date: 21 February 2024

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

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

I thank Prof. Dr. Egon Spiegel, Prof. Chen Liu and Prof. Lester R. Kurtz for their joint talk on “Networking for Global Peace: An Evaluation”. We thank all who participated in this talk cum evaluation on 13 December 2023, before staring a well-deserved holiday season break.

100 Years of the International Federation of Catholic Universities

The International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU/FIUC) marked its Centenary with a two-day academic conference in Rome, which was graced with a private audience with Pope Francis. The Pope called on university leaders to embrace “networking” and to “globalize hope, unity and concord”. I was honoured and humbled to meet the Pope.

2024 International Peace Conference in Tanzania

The African Peace Research and Education Association (AFPREA), the Association of Catholic Universities and Higher Institutes of Africa and Madagascar (ACUHIAM), 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.

We are grateful for 100 abstracts sent for the conference. We will get back to contributors this week.

Global Peace Feedback

In order to improve our sessions we are happy to receive your feedback. In this case please just send me an email or call me on WhatsApp +255 756 058 511. Thank you.


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 Global Peace.

MAMA WhatsApp Group

You are 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

Please remember, the webinar link is always: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84157580433?pwd=Ny9kRGR1TjBtaHNiTGlFaWU4UW5Mdz09 (No RSVP or prior registration required).

Peace and Blessings!

George Mutalemwa
Moderator: Global Peace Studies for Sustainable Development in Africa