Nigerian actress and United Nations Peace Ambassador, Oge Okoye, is set to storm Ghana this month for the Africa Peace Festival, taking place from June 30 to July 7, 2012, in Accra.
Okoye will a lead series of activities including an international peace conference with call for papers, a peace concert, business and NGO executives conference, peace education workshop, youth leadership workshop, exhibitions, peace durbar and an Africa peace award/banquet, to highlight the importance of peace in the sub-region, and the need to safeguard the relatively stable environment the continent enjoys.
The week-long festival is being put together by the African Centre for Peace Building (AFCOPB) and brings together over one thousand participants spread across civil society, the business community, academia, media, and diplomats from across the globe.
The June 30 to July 7 event will be held at the Mensvic Hotel, East Legon, under the theme ‚ÄėPromoting Global Peace through Culture of Diplomacy‚Äô.
‚ÄúThe mission of the AFCOPB as a Ghana-based Non-governmental organization (NGO) is to build peace in Ghana and Africa through conflict prevention, youth development, peace education, promotion of human rights, health and poverty reduction. AFCOPB also seeks to champion public awareness that would enable people to make peaceful and healthy decisions for themselves, their families, nations and the continent,‚ÄĚ says AFCOPB executive director Korsi Senyo.
The festival is being organized in partnership with Global Educators for All Initiatives, Nigeria; Metissia Arts, Germany; Uniting for Peace-UK; Climax Travel and Tours-Nigeria; Compassionate Journeys-USA, with support from over 30 organizations across the globe including the Ministry of Tourism-Ghana, Music for Peace-Switzerland, Peace for People-Nepal, among other corporate bodies.