Sep 01, 2021 12:00 PM
Karen DeVoogd - Conflict Resolution Educator
Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative - Domestic Harmonizer Program

WPDI’s peacebuilding, outreach, and educational programs impact hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Specifically, our goals seek to:

Empower youths

To support a new generation of youth leaders and community builders by training young people in peacebuilding, conflict mediation, business and entrepreneurship, and information and communications technology (ICT).

Strengthen communities

To promote innovation and the development of youth-led small businesses and other projects to help communities grow, thrive, and overcome obstacles to break perpetual cycles of violence.

Promote education and connectivity

To build hubs of learning, connectivity, and engagement through our network of Community Learning Centers (CLCs) at which people have the ability to access knowledge and the Internet.

Disseminate peace

To spread the values of peace, dialogue, tolerance, and inclusion – and to raise awareness of global injustices – around the world.

Through so doing, we seek to help communities affected by conflict become more resilient, peaceful, and prosperous.