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The Western Union Foundation Will Support WPDI Peacebuilding Program at Ugandan Refugee Camp

The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) is proud to announce that the Western Union Foundation has pledged a three-year grant totaling USD$1,119,000 to support WPDI’s peacebuilding initiative at a refugee camp in Kiryandongo, Uganda. This funding will help provide access to life-...read more

A Testimonial from a WPDI Youth Peacemaker in Uganda: Monday Collins

My name is Monday. I was born and I grew up in during the war. I was abducted and enrolled as a child soldier at age nine for two years. I saw people being killed. I saw girls being forced into marriage. Being a child soldier does terrible things to you because you are at the same time a victim and...read more

Forest Whitaker to be awarded the 2017 Crystal Award at the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum

The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) is proud to announce that its founder and CEO, Forest Whitaker, will be awarded with the 2017 Crystal Awards at the opening of the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting which will take place on 16 January 2017. Forest Whitaker will be...read more

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