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Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative

The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) was founded in 2012 by artist, social activist, SDGs Advocate, and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker. WPDI aims to promote the values of peace, reconciliation, and social development within communities impacted by conflict and violence.

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2 Submitted Ideas

  • LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge

    The Domestic Harmonizer Program: An Innovative Program Meeting the Needs of School Communities

    The Domestic Harmonizer Program (DHP) is a one-of-a-kind program launched by the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) in 2016. This peace education program for middle schools works with all stakeholders - students, teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents - to promote restorative practices. This grant will help us to expand our student support services in social-emotional learning and care, further the development of our peace education app, and enable more professional development for educators with local partners.

  • LEARN ·2016 Grants Challenge

    Domestic Harmonizer Program: resolving conflict, one middle school at a time

    The Domestic Harmonizer Program addresses youth violence, bullying, and conflict, and helps students transform conflicts from negative experiences to opportunities for positive change.