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Join us for the Inaugural Oxford Peace Talks

The 2019 Oxford Peace Talks is organized under the theme: Africa Leading for Peace, and held in honour of Kofi Annan, the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations and founder of the Kofi Annan Foundation.

Through a series of 8-minute talks, young Africans will share their personal stories and experiences, to highlight their efforts to promote peace in Africa.

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Sadat Zagah Zziwa, former gang member turned peace ambassador who recruits gangsters and people from the ghetto in order to engage them productively and contribute to Uganda's development.

Ilwah Elman, Director of Programs & Development for the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre in Somalia and Young Leader from Kofi Annan Foundation’s Extremely Together Initiative.

Fatima Al Ansar, Mali's youngest diplomat serving as head of mission at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, social entrepreneur and activist for girls’ education and women’s rights.

Aya Chebbi, an award-winning Pan-African feminist. She is the first African Union Youth Envoy and the youngest diplomat at the African Union Commission Chairperson’s Cabinet.

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The Oxford Peace Talks aims to inspire reflection on how we can all work together to promote peaceful and inclusive societies. The Peace Talks is a global initiative, now it its sixth year, which builds on the idea that everyone can play a part in building peace.

The Oxford Peace Talks will also help shift the needle on the narrative of Africa being a continent in need to a continent of global relevance with best practices and models of peace. Speakers come from across different professional and personal backgrounds to emphasize that each and every one of us, regardless of our age and background, can contribute to promoting peace in our communities and beyond. This is something Kofi Annan strongly believed in as he often said: “You are never too young to lead and never too old to learn”.

This is the first time the Peace Talks travels to a university campus. This is a satellite event of the 9th edition of the Oxford Africa Conference (OAC).

Kofi Annan’s legacy is an illustration of the essence of the Peace Talks’ theme: his contribution to peace has truly transcended borders and has contributed to asserting Africa’s relevance globally.

The Oxford Peace Talks are co-organized by Interpeace, Oxford Africa Society, Kofi Annan Foundation and hosted by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights.


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