Time: October 2, 2011 to October 6, 2011
Location: University of Western Cape
Street: Modderdam Road
City/Town: Bellville, Cape Town South Africa
Website or Map: http://www.mfp-dop.org
Phone: 0027 21 531 5737
Event Type: global, summit
Organized By: South African Peace Alliance & The Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace
Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2012
The Summit Planning Team invites you to attend the 5th Summit of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace in Cape Town, South Africa. The Summit Theme is Ubuntu in Action. Ubuntu is an African philosophy which can be explained as a belief that a person is a person through other people. Ubuntu is characterized by an awareness of the interconnectedness that we share as human beings. Acts of Ubuntu might involve generously sharing with others. South Africa welcomes you in the spirit of Ubuntu.
The Summit Programme is set to be an exciting one, with speaker invitations being sent to His Grace, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr Mamphela Ramphele, former South African President Thabo Mbeki, Graca Machel, Ela Gandhi, Wangari Mathai, Kofi Anan, Professor Geoff Harris, Professor Marion Keim-Lees, Professor Uma Mesthrie Dephelia, the Premier of the Western Cape, Ms Helen Zille, Minister of Justice, Minister Jeff Radebe, Pregs Govender and Dr Charles Villa Vincencio of the Institute of Justice and Reconciliation.
The host organisation, the South African Peace Alliance and the international Summit Planning Team look forward to making your summit experience an engaging and innovative experience.
The Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace is a worldwide community of civil society campaigns, organisations, committed citizens, and elected and appointed government officials from over 40 countries (so far). The Vision and Mission of the Global Alliance are:
Vision: A world where all people, individually and collectively, embody, promote, and practice a culture of peace for the benefit of all.
Mission: To collaborate with and support governments and civil society around the world working to establish national ministries and departments of peace, and also to support efforts to develop local, regional, and national peace councils, peace academies, and other effective infrastructures for peace.