Conflict, insecurity, weak institutions and limited access to justice undoubtedly remain great threats to sustainable peace and development. To promote positive peace, trust and relationship building, creating safe spaces for dialogue are critical.
Therefore, we at African Students For Interfaith Tolerance partnered with Peace for Life Ghana to host a stakeholders dialogue on International Day of Peace as part of our Public Lecture and Roundtable Discussions to be held across the North East Region of Ghana.
This program brought together women, youth, hairdressers, tailors, media, students, representatives from both government institution and the private sector to explore avenues for the harnessing of Ghana’s religious and cultural diversity for peace and prosperity of the Ghana.
During the program, there was was an SDGs show which raised awareness on the UN agenda 2030 and the 17 sustainable development goals especially SDG16 – promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies. SDGs show was also intended to mobilize local support for the implementation of the SDGs.
We believe that engagements such as this will ignite and sustain discussions around how peace can be sustained in Ghana since peace building is an everyday activity and not an event.
We are deeply grateful to our participants, panelists, lead sponsor – BRAVEAURORA, the West Mamprusi Municipal Assembly, and the team behind the successful organization of this important program.
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