Thursday, October 31, 2013

International Youth Peace Culture and Arts Festival April 2014

IYPCAF 2014 takes place in Kampala Uganda. Kampala is one of the most beautiful capitals in Africa. Kampala is also rich in culture and heritage with its many national institutions, parklands, waterways and historic architecture. Mutesa I, the Kabaka (king) of Buganda, had chosen the area that was to become Kampala as one of his favorite hunting grounds. The area was made up of hills and wetlands. It was an ideal breeding ground for various game, particularly a species of antelope, the impala (Aepyceros melampus). When the British arrived in the area they called one of the hills 'The Hill of the Impala' due to the large presence of impala. The native Baganda used this reference in their local dialect (Luganda) - 'Akasozi K'empala. It is worth noting that it is not unusual for Luganda to adopt the soundings of English words into the language - for example a car in Luganda is 'emotoka’ (a motor car). So K'empala formally became 'Kampala' with repeated usage, and when the British colonial rulers needed a name for the city they adopted this reference.

The city grew as the capital of the Buganda kingdom, from which several buildings survive, including the Kasubi Tombs (built in 1881), the  Lubiri Palace, the Buganda Parliament and the Buganda Court of Justice. Severely damaged in the Uganda-Tanzania War, the city has since then been rebuilt with constructions of new buildings including hotels, banks, shopping malls, educational institutions, hospitals and improvement of war torn buildings and infrastructure. Traditionally, Kampala was a city of seven hills, but over time it has come to have a lot more.

In just a decade, since President Museveni came into power in 1986, Kampala has rapidly recovered and is now a safe, busy and lively city with an undeniable vibrant nightlife.

This Festival is organized to share and discuss recent developments in Peace sector. The aim of IYPCAF 2014 is to gather peace activists, Human rights ambassadors, government leaders, youth, practitioners, policy makers, from all over the world to present advances in Peace building. We are in an era in which there is a continuous progress in Peace building and IYPCAF2014 will provide a forum to exchange information, present new avenues for cultural integrations in order to promote peace and developments, and discuss the future direction, strategies and priorities in the field of Peace, culture and Art.
IYPCAF 2014: International Youth Peace Culture
      & Arts Festival

April 23 to 26, 2014
 Kampala, Uganda April 23 to 26, 2014
 Kampala, Uganda

Present your company at IYPCAF 2014 exhibitions. The IYPCAF 2014 Exhibition will feature products that promote international Peace, culture, Arts processes, and services. This is the place where visitors will meet Cultural promoters, peace activists and Artists. The Exhibition is the place to learn about peace, culture, Art and other opportunities.

 Welcome Message from Godwin Asiimwe, IYPCAF 2014 President
It is my pleasure to invite you to participate in IYPCAF 2014 Festival – Uganda’s International Youth Peace Culture and Arts Festival – a place where colleagues from across the country up with peers and youth from around the world.
Our festival theme strikes me as entirely pertinent to a world in flux: promoting International culture and Art for peace.
What can we do, as international peace professionals, to ensure that the education on peace we provide supports the well-being of societies? How can we help develop global citizens who can shape a sustainable future? How can we make global peace learning a reality for fellow youth, our institutions, ourselves?
I look forward to exchanging ideas and experiences with many of you at IYPCAF 2014 Festival. I am certain that you will benefit from the rich professional development opportunities and thought-provoking panels being planned by our talented, dedicated advisory committee. I know that we will all learn from the numerous concurrent sessions offered by IYPCAF members, partners and international friends.
Please join us in beautiful Kampala City, Uganda, from April 23 to 26, 2014.


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