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Youth Partnership for Peace and Development

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Joined June 2016
Presence in: Sierra Leone
Focus: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Education, Gender-based violence, Governance, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building

The Youth Partnership for Peace and Development( YPPD) is a youth empowerment think tank that was established in August of 2004 to enhance the capacity of young people to promote Peace, Human Rights, Justice, Good Governance, and Democracy, as well as the creation of open societies that promote Sustainable development. Since its establishment in Sierra Leone, the organization has been able to increase youth understanding to finding practical approaches to building wholesome functioning societies that promotes peace and mutual co-existence. From a modest beginning in 2004, with only a country office in Freetown, the organization has grown to an extent that it now has focal points and programmes running in 3 countries in West Africa and with Rwanda from Eastern Africa. The Youth Partnership for Peace and Development over the past years has worked tremendously to build the capacity of young people across the Sierra Leone and the MRU sub-region, to become agents of positive change. The work of YPPD has captivated the minds of civil society, the donor community, policy makers, governments, the ordinary, and individuals of all works of life.

People Associated With This Organization

Musa Soko

Sierra Leone  
Youth Partnership for Peace and...
Joined March 2016
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice
In the early years of 2002, when an end to the Sierra Leonean war was officially declared, Musa founded the Youth Partnership for Peace and Development after volunteering with the NGO, Peacelinks Sierra Leone as President of the Young Generation; program dealing with young people and communities. He continued developing innovative and inspiring post-conflict approaches and projects that help young people to cope with the effects of war through overcoming societal reconciliation with former child/youth combatants in conflict and conflict-free zones.

Today, his Sustainable Youth Livelihood and Empowerment (StYLE) Program is one of the most effective projects that was brought to UN-HABITAT's attention for support as a way of consolidating the country's hard-earned peace through meaningful engagement of not only e4x-combatants, but other young victims as well.

After being awarded multiple prestigious scholarships and fellowships, Musa is a great example of a peacemaker and change agent because of his character of peace, his relentless efforts to redeem youth from the horrors of war and his dedication to using education and training as a tool to create peacemakers for the future.


SOME BASIC FACTS ABOUT HIM

Musa Ansumana Soko is a development activist and public interest campaigner based in Sierra Leone. As he serves in various capacities in post-war Sierra Leone, Musa is the founder and Executive Coordinator of the national youth-led organization; the Youth Partnership for Peace and Development - an organization that was born after the decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone.

He currently occupies key leadership positions as founder of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Network of Sierra Leone for which he serves as Founder and Chair of the Executive Board.

Having represented his fellow young people at various levels, he is the African Youth Representative to the Youth Advisory Board of UN-HABITAT since his election during the 4th World Urban Forum in China 2008. He was further nominated in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to represent the World's young people on the Advisory Group of the 5th World Urban Forum which comprised of Heads of States, Ministers, Councilors, Secretaries of States and Most importantly, NGOs and Youth Leaders.

His devotion to the rights of marginalized people Musa is an Awardee of the 2011 National Youth Award as "an Outstanding Activist of the Year and in 2007 from CFN

Richard Nelson Caulker

Sierra Leone  
Youth Partnership for Peace and... (Unverified)
Joined June 2020
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Corruption, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Peace-building, Women's Rights
Sometimes in may 2014, Sierra Leone welcomed the emergence of a mysterious hemorrhagic fever which was the Ebola Virus Diseases , Richard as an internship student joined the Nationwide fight with Water Sanitation and Hygiene Network(WASH-Net) Sierra Leone as volunteer working with young people and communities. He started developing innovative and inspiring Response and post-Ebola approaches and projects to stop bring an end to the hazard and help young people and survivors who lost family members to cope with the effects of the complex emergency through psycho-social counselling and constant dialogue.
Richard Nelson Caulker is Global Peace Ambassador, youth development activist and social entrepreneur based in Sierra Leone. As he serves in various capacities in post-war Sierra Leone, Richard is the program associate of the national youth-led organization; the Youth Partnership for Peace and Development - an organization that was born after the decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone. And a Country Coordinator in an international Youth-led volunteers organisation Climate Smart Agriculture Network.
Having represented his fellow young people at various levels, he is the Sierra Leonean Youth Representative to the African Youth in Livestock Fisheries and Aquaculture Incubation Network . Richard is an explicit example of an emerging leader and change agent because of his character of peace, his relentless efforts to redeem youth from the culture of violence and his dedication to using education and capacity building Trainings as a tool to capacitate fellow youths with the intellectual wherewithal to be productive.

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