Join Us in Uganda in January


Global Youth Partnership for Africa is ready to announce our winter break trips to Uganda and Sierra Leone in January 2007! Applications are available for Ugandans and Americans at www.gypafrica.org. Here is an overview of the Uganda program, which I am proud to help lead:

Global Kimeeza II: The Role of Youth in Post-Conflict Reconstruction

January 2nd-17th

This fall, peace talks have brought a cessation of hostilities to the 20-year civil war in Northern Uganda; now is a critical time to examine the political situation and engage in the practice of reconstruction and reconciliation. The goal of the Kimeeza is to provide a platform for Americans and Ugandans to explore the important role that youth play in post-conflict reconstruction by sharing ideas, approaches, and strategies.

The Second Global Kimeeza will focus on three important domains that are necessary to rebuilding a thriving northern Uganda:
1. Youth as Peacebuilders;
2. Justice and Forgiveness; and
3. Poverty Relief and Economic Development.

This historic initiative will help establish a stronger relationship between the youth of the United States and Uganda. Ultimately, it is our goal to build bridges of greater understanding and inspire an ongoing dialogue between today’s young American and Ugandan leaders – tomorrow’s global decision makers.

The application should be online this morning, but if you are in a hurry, send an email to katie@gypafrica.org to recieve one

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13 Comments:

  • huge initiative! i was just moving to my page on yoga
    and there ur page showed up

    By Blogger alok, at 8:56 AM  

  • This is not true:

    "a peace accord officially ended the 20-year civil war in Northern Uganda"

    there is a peace deal going on, and the signing you are talking about was a 'cessation of hostilities' - that is both sides agreed to stop fighting while they talked.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:51 AM  

  • Great blog. I have a friend in Uganda, and it looks like such a beautiful place. I'm looking forward to learning more about your work.

    God bless

    By Blogger kevin beck, at 9:59 AM  

  • I would love to do something like this, so you feel like you are part of something, and you also get to see what is meant to be a very beautiful country i have not been myself but a mate has and he said he was amazed by its natural beauty and tanquility.

    By Blogger Ashley, at 11:13 AM  

  • This blog is very special!! Valeu mesmo pela iniciativa..good job!!

    By Anonymous Chiqueiro, at 11:33 AM  

  • hi josh! thanks for browsing through my blog. i am in manila right now. i usually divide my time between manila, mindanao and a third city. last year it was san francisco and washington dc.

    i used to handle media and communications for usaid's equalls and gem project in mindanao. now i'm freelancing as a writer, documentary filmmaker and heritage educator/conservationist.

    yes, i do have a wacky side. it's a survival mechanism. i lived through armed conflicts for the past two decades.

    By Blogger morofilm, at 10:32 PM  

  • In fact, according to the New Vision, the UPDF has resumed military operations this morning (Tuesday).

    The landmark aspect of the talks is the very fact that a peace deal is going on in a third country and giving hope. Within this context post-conflict discussion makes sense, or at least brings hope.

    For the sake of accuracy, you might want to change this?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:53 AM  

  • Hey you did change it! Thanks (from a journalist, who is a stickler for accuracy in this particular conflict).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:54 AM  

  • Although of course, for someone who values accuracy, I wrote Tuesday when I meant Wednesday....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:55 AM  

  • I invite you to visit and learn the "Art of Wire Tree-making" that you may share it with the children.
    "To give a person a tree is to give them a present, but to teach a person how to make a tree is to give them a gift for life."

    By Blogger Ancient Clown, at 3:14 AM  

  • hey nice blog, remember to visit my blog at netfera

    By Blogger -CELTIC-, at 6:01 AM  

  • Great Blog, your are a man of peace and love. god bless you and your work

    By Blogger Muffin-Willow, at 6:13 PM  

  • hello! the field you are working in is great!;)that's what I wanna do later. where did u study?
    Also, it seems that you are part of the organizers of the event taking place next january...since I'm studying political sciences and gender studies, do you think I can participate in this summit? (I'm not americain nor ugadian. I'm Moroccan :))

    By Blogger Jay, at 7:37 PM  

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