The Emmanuel Ivorgba Foundation Co-hosts West Africa Peace Dialogue in Ghana

Peaceful co-existence among neighboring nations is a key element to promoting trade, investment and human capital development which lead to solving some basic social problems like unemployment, poverty and hunger. These social problems are an influential undertone to conflict and civil unrest. Adherence to national laws without key references to regional laws and treaties signed by states within a region could form a basis for regional conflicts hence defeating the common goals for establishing regional blocs in Africa.

In recent times, Africa is experiencing a new trend of conflict - homophobic attacks. The most recent is Ghana and Nigeria and this development if not curbed will become a serious threat to Africa Unity.

Against this the Africa Centre for Peace Building-Ghana, Global Educators for All Initiatives-Nigeria, Universal Peace Federation-Nigeria, The Emmanuel Ivorgba Foundation and United Religions Initiatives -West Africa bring together West Africa governments, media, legal practitioners, academic and civil society organizations within the West Africa Sub-regions to dialogue on how best to promote sisterhood, peace and trade within the West Africa.

A highly selective group of delegates from around Africa and the world will be in attendance, including heads of educational institutions and organizations, Ambassadors for Peace, security professionals, human development experts, regional organizations, religious leaders, youth and women leaders, civil society leaders and politicians.