The Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda is implementing the Peace Education and Prevention of Violent Extremism project with support from UNESCO’s International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa. A one-day workshop was organized for stakeholder engagement in Kampala on July 29 intended to share experiences on peace education and prevention of violent extremism in selected teacher training institutions in Uganda.
West Africa Network for Peacebuilding has advocated the inclusion of peace education in schools curriculum with a view to preventing violent extremism in the continent. The network recently launched a project on the Prevention of Violent Extremism towards institutionalizing nonviolence and peace education in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The new UN resolution calls on Member States to recognize and promote synergies between the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace and Security agendas. It includes specific encouragement to Member States to develop and implement roadmaps on youth, peace and security – with dedicated and sufficient resources.