Sat, Aug 31 2019

The Peace Agenda,

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

  • About the event

    The Peace Agenda is a gathering of peace enthusiasts to create and act on a sustainable agenda for achieving peace.

    The Peace Agenda will greatly benefit individuals, who seek to achieve positive transformational personal, professional and communal lives, and by extension contribute to world peace.

    Some persons think that peace is elusive. When one considers the level of conflicts within oneself, family, work place, community, country and the world, achieving peace can be dismal.

    If we reflect on the effect that small waves make on the surface of water — the ripple effect, we will realize that being an agent of peace can positively effect peace on our families. Our family members then propagate peace and peace spreads. Teaching personal peace is one of the objectives of The Peace Agenda.

    Activities include:
    Presentations by peacebuilding experts.
    Interactive sessions.
    Complimentary Peace Coaching and Mentoring.
    Beneficial networking.

    Why should you sponsor?

    I will be glad to receive sponsorship for my event- The Peace Agenda. 

    When we encounter uneasiness, difficulties, anxieties, distress, chaos, violence, contentions and conflict in its inexhaustible ramifications, peace is possible.

    This epochal event will also highlight the need to maintain good mental health, noting the vulnerability of persons experiencing mental challenges and the need to refrain from stigmatization, whilst encouraging persons to seek help.

    The Peace Agenda will strategize for an action plan for peacebuilding and encourage participants to believe that peace is possible and to become advocates of peace.

    Ukpeme Okon

    Ukpeme Akpan Okon is the Founder, Trustee and President of Guild of Adjudicators in Nigeria(GAIN). 

    She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in law, with honours, from the University of Uyo and was called to the 
    Nigerian Bar in the year 2004. Her areas of core competence are in Peacebuilding, Adjudication, Mediation, Arbitration, Corporate Legal Practice, Intellectual Property, Women and Children's Rights Advocacy, Public Speaking, Global Partnership for Development and Capacity Building.

    Ukpeme is on the Panel of Arbitrators at the Abuja Multi-Door Court House. She is also an Arbitrator with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre, Geneva. She is a Member of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is a Fellow of the Dispute Board Federation, Geneva. Ukpeme has been involved in several hearings as Sole Arbitrator and Co-Arbitrator and is conversant with the operation of adjudication and Dispute Boards. 

    Ukpeme is an Author, Peace Life Coach, Trainer, Ambassador for Peace, Rotarian and resource person, with papers and presentations to her credit. She has served as Rapporteur on various assignments and was a panelist at a High Level event of the United Nations General Assembly.

    She is a member of several organisations, including the International Bar Association (IBA), The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom (CIArb.)- one of the signatories to establish the Abuja Chapter as well as a former Abuja Chapter Secretary, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and a past Assistant General Secretary of the Abuja Branch. Ukpeme is a member of Arbitral Women, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy Alumni, member of Toastmasters International and Prime Dispute. She is the founding Coordinator of Justice, Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles, Abuja.

    Ukpeme is an awardee and desirous of leaving a legacy of peace, time consciousness, 
    organizational excellence, team work and meritorious leadership. These are qualities she exhibited from ten years of age.

    After successfully acting as a mediator in a protracted difficult situation, she was referred to as "Peace Maker". This and other related circumstances led to her determination to help people lead peaceful, transformational, fulfilled lives. 

    Ukpeme takes pleasure in peacebuilding, good music, healthy lifestyle, culinary art, life coaching, nature, dancing, traveling and volunteering.

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  • 1-50 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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