Africa Peace is a pan-African, apolitical, non-racial, non-religious, non-sexist and non-profit advocacy, humanitarian action and capacity building non-governmental organization for peace, and youth and women participation in development.
Africa Peace was founded on March 10, 2002 and registered in the Republic of Benin.
The vision of Africa Peace is a peaceful and prosperous Africa where youth and women are fully participating in development.
Africa Peace's mission is to promote peace and the participation of young people and women in the development of Africa.
Africa Peace was founded on March 10, 2002 by Daniel Edah in follow up of his participation to the African Youth for a Culture of Peace Conference, a training-conference organised June 30 – July 7th, 2001 in Franschoek, Cape Town, South Africa by the Netherlands based United Nations of Youth Foundation (now UNOY Peacebuilders, www.unoy.org), in close collaboration with the Quaker Peace Centre (QPC), the Centre of Conflict Resolution and Clive Newman Conferences (CNC) all based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Africa Peace was founded with the clear ambition of empowering African youth for peace and development, starting with allowing more youth leaders who did not have the opportunity to attend the African conference in South Africa to have access to the content of the peacebuilding training-conference and to join the UNOY African Network of Young Peacebuilers.
Africa Peace experienced a cessation of activity from 2010 to 2022 due to the unavailability of its founding members for professional reasons and the non-existence of salaried staff.
On June 4, 2022, Africa Peace held a General Assembly to resume its activities with professionalism and going continental, including African Diaspora.
A new charter is adopted and a transitional period of twelve months has been decreed in order to recruit new membership and elect new Board members, including the appointment of regional coordinators and national representatives.
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The first major project was the West African Youth Training-Seminar for Peacebuilding held November 9 – 16, 2002 in Abomey-Calavi, Benin, in close partnership with UNOY Peacebuilders. A total of 75 participants, trainers and faciliators came from 19 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Canada Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Netherlands, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and USA). The main trainer was Dr Paul W. Meerts, the same main trainer of the African Youth for a Culture of Peace Conference held in South Africa. The opening ceremony was chaired by the Minister of Youth, Sports and Leisure of the Republic of Benin, Mr Valentin Houde and the training was a successful project with the support of the Dutch Government via UNOY, Plan International Netherlands, UNICEF Regional Office for West and Central Africa. Thanks to Africa Peace, Benin diplomats had the opportunity half a day training in international negotiations by Dr Paul W Meerts at the Benin Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in presence of the Dutch Ambassador to Benin, H.E. Saskia N. Bakker.
Apart from training more than 100 youth leaders in computer science (Word & Excel software) thanks to Gilbert Cujean of Deltalink Switzerland and to Ynternet.Org, another Swiss organization, the participation in several Civil Society networks such as Network for Adolescents and Youth of Africa, West African Network of Peacebuilders, African Network of Young Peacebuilders or Social Watch Benin, other milestones of Africa Peace are :
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