Humanity in the 21st century is still exposed to crucial crisis and challenges that go far beyond any country boundary: civil wars, international terrorism, the vicious circle of violence and counter-violence, the non-respect of basic human rights. Fear, trauma and revanche seem to prime the need of healing, reconciliation and peace in people’s mind, communities, families and public organisations.

While destruction and violence continue to be passed on from generation to generation, active and peaceful solutions can hardly be found through conventional negotiations and diplomats only. They need to be accomplished by change of attitudes and behaviour, constructive and positive mechanisms, proceedings in the society and on a personal level.
Particularly in Africa, frequent absence of legal organisations, facade democrats, bad governance, autocratic leaders, corruption, weakness of civil society, incoherent politics of the so-called "international community", destruction of people and populations challenge activists of Peace: a challenge TO ACT in order to prevent, a challenge to educate peace instead of TO RE-ACT in violence and without any appropriate preparation to sustainable solutions to conflicts of interests.
It is in this context that our University of Peace is placed in Africa: and indeed, through the long experience of UPA we realize that it is not the willingness and awareness that is lacking, but often the “how to do”, the “how to be” and the “how to become” a real Peace promoter.

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29.11 – 18.12.2020
Nyagatare / RWANDA

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UPABP - Panafrican Union of Peace Builders
The network of 280 Laureates of 15 years' UPA: Peace Builders from 30 countries, in various responsibilities and strategic positions. They join their efforts in GEP-Groups (Group of Transformation to Peace) in their country: "It is not how far we have came, but how far we can go"

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PROGRAMM INOVAR -  Intervention NOn-Violente Active et Rapide (en Afrique)

Teams of panafrican Peace Builders (from UPA alumni) join local activities of deses-calation, violence prevention, conflict management and mediation in direct intervention for several months at selected communities
2010/11 Burundi/RDCongo
2014/16 RCA et Cameroun
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HumanRights 2013
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