By UNESCO MGIEP
UNESCO MGIEP launches its YESPeace Southern African regional Chapter

UNESCO MGIEP along with 12 organisations from 6 countries (South Africa, Cameroon, Tanzania, Lesotho, Kenya and Namibia) in Africa launched the YESPeace Southern African regional chapter on January 26, 2017. After India and Malaysia, YESPeace South Africa is the third country chapter of the Network, however, the first regional level initiative of the Network.

Prior to the launch UNESCO MGIEP and ACTIVATE! Change Drivers jointly organised a strategic workshop from 23 – 25 January 2017 at Cape Town, South Africa with youth organisations and youth from the Southern African region with an aim to co-create a roadmap for the YESPeace Network in the region. The workshop provided a platform to understand the work of each organisation and seek possible areas of synergies. The partners jointly developed an action plan focusing on issues of the region related to education for peace, sustainable development and global citizenship (EPSG).

The partners together launched the YESPeace Southern African Network on 26 January 2017 at the Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town. The purpose of the launch was to share details and vision of the Network with various stakeholders such as the media, youth organisations, young people and people working in the area of EPSG. Around 30 people from diverse fields attended the launch, apart from representatives of the YESPeace Southern African Network. The idea was well received and the launch was also covered by radio stations.

Initiated by UNESCO MGIEP, YESPeace is a network of networks which aims to mobilise youth on issues of peace and sustainable development. Additionally, the YESPeace Network is part of Global Action Programme (GAP), Partner Network for “supporting youth in their role as change agents for sustainable development through Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)”.

For details on YESPeace, please click here.

Media link: Radio Zibonele FM

For details on other YESPeace launches.

YESPeace India launch

YESPeace Malaysia launch

For more information, contact:

Piyali Sarkar: p.sarkar@unesco.org

Shankar Musafir: m.shankar@unesco.org

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