Uganda will in August this year host the Global Peace Leadership Conference 2018.
The three day strategic high level summit will build consensus on response towards pressing regional and international challenges guided by a shared vision, principles, aspirations, and an innovative values based approach to improving the economy, education, security, leadership at all levels of society, youth productivity, and women empowerment as well as address community development needs.
The conference will run from August 1st – 3rd at Commonwealth Resort Hotel Munyonyo.
In order to popularise the event, President Yoweri Museveni and former Zanzibar President Abeid Karume on Thursday launched a mobile Application and Website for people to download and get the information about the conference on their mobile phones.
Officiating at the launch, President Museveni lauded the initiative and pledged government support. He however stressed the need for moral uprightness if the Great lakes region is to achieve peace.
“Moral uprightness is key because immoral or corrupt people cannot create peace,” he observed.
On the other hand, former Zanzibar President Abeid Karume said a peace conference is timely when the region is conflict ravaged.
The conference will run under the theme, “Moral and Innovative Leadership (New Models for Sustainable Peace and Development)”
It will attract the participation of Heads of State, First Ladies, Religious leaders, Cultural leaders, Entrepreneurs, Youth, Innovators, Women, Community organisers, Development partners, Celebrities, Teachers, Policy makers, Media, Environmentalists and Civil Society Organisations.