By The World Satellite.
Centre for Peace Advocacy and Sustainable Development (CEPASD AFRICA); a Youth-led Non-governmental Organisation has continued to take more proactive steps in demonstrating its commitment to peace building, quality education, entrepreneurship and leadership development.
This will to continue to implement and carry out programs and projects geared towards sustainable peace and development was evident at an event held over the weekend to mark its two years anniversary celebration during when individuals and organizations where recognized for their excellent works, successes and achievements in their various fields endeavour.
Notable award recipients who excelled in the areas of Leadership, Media, Humanitarian Services, Peace and Security include the CEO of Ken-Gbados Concepts Limited and the Publisher of The World Satellite Online Magazine Website; Mr. Kennedy E. Onyegbado (A Media and Research Strategist) who made a five minutes presentation of the role of the media in advancing NGO works
Others included Prof. Mehmood Peter Bheda; Adjunct Prof in Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration, USA, Prof. Jude Ediae; CEO, Global Youth Health Mental Awareness, GYHMA, Australia, Rania Lampou; Director at Greece Ministry of Education, Dr. VER-OR NGUTOR; Executive director, Oral Health Advocacy Initiative, Nigeria, Cynthia Mbamalu; Cofounder and Director of Programs YIAGA Africa, Nigeria, and other volunteers and members of CEPASD.
Specifically, the event was in recognition of the theme: Achieving Sustainable Peace and Development with a keynote speech by Prof. Peter Bheda, who highlighted the need for NGOs such as CESPAD AFRICA to continue to advocate for sustainable peace and development as a part way to economic and infrastructural development. He encouraged the organizers of the event and the Organisation to keep up the good work
Welcoming guests at the event, the Founder and Executive Director of CESPAD AFRICA; Igweshi Augustine who while presenting a documentary on CEPASD informed that the essence of the anniversary ceremony was to celebrate achievement and success the organization has recorded in the past two years, which will pave way to achieving more in the years ahead.
High point of the event was the appointment of Prof. Peter of Boston University and Rania Lampou of Greece Ministry of Education as advisers.
Though, founded in 2014, CEPASD AFRICA was officially registered with Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) under the company and allied matters acts 1990 as an incorporated trustee in 2018, and has been the frontline for a peaceful Nigeria and Africa at large.
Within two years of its incorporation, CEPASD AFRICA has beyond imparting over 5, 000 people both directly and indirectly, executed over 15 programs and projects on peace, education, entrepreneurship and leadership.
Also it has created real values in the area of peace, education, entrepreneurship and leadership thereby reaching 25 States in Nigeria, 25 countries, nominated as Youth NGO of Year, and built over 15 cooperations with both local and international organizations within two years. More so, the Organsiation is a Member of U.S Youth for Peace Coalition, Nigeria Youth Peace and Security Coalition, West Civil Society E- Directory, Nigeria OSSAP-SDGs.
Additionally, CEPASD has partnered with United Nations Association of South Africa Associate, International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS), International Youth Society, and initiated Global Youth Movement Against Gender Based Violence which is the largest youth movement on GBV with over 500 youth ambassadors and advocates.