Global Peace Foundation Kenya, Inter-Religious Council of Kenya Partner for Sustainable Impact
By Francis Zyder
The Global Peace Foundation (GPF) Kenya and the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) have formalised their collaboration through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
The aim of this partnership signed at the Global Peace Foundation Kenya offices is to enhance the impact of programs carried out by both organizations by combining their approaches, strategies, and initiatives.
The partnership will see the two organizations collaborate in various peacebuilding, environmental, youth empowerment activities including the joint co-convening of the 2024 Global Peace Leadership Conference to be held in June 2024 in Nairobi Kenya.
The IRCK Executive Director Mr. Abdirahman Ismail and Mr. Daniel Juma Omondi the Country Director of the Global Peace Foundation Kenya signed the agreement. Speaking at the signing held at the Bishop Garden Towers in Nairobi, GPF Kenya’s Daniel Juma Omondi hailed the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya for its work in promoting interreligious harmony and added that their work aligns with GPF’s vision of One Family Under God.
On his part the Chairman of the IRCK Father Joseph Mutie said the MOU will see the two organizations collaborate towards realization of the institutions’ other shared objectives such as promoting Civic Awareness and National Values through civic education and other modes of advocacy and national reconciliation.
“The two organizations are guided by shared values and principles; therefore the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya looks forward to the beginning of great collaborations between the two organizations in achieving their shared vision.” – Abdirahman Ismail, ED IRCK
Both organizations will join forces to combat societal challenges such as forced and child marriages, female genital mutilation, human trafficking, and child labor. Additionally, they will provide support and resources for individuals affected by psychosocial trauma and drug/substance abuse.
The promotion of pro-family and pro-life values will also be a priority. GPF Kenya and IRCK will collaborate on environmental conservation initiatives, including tree planting, waste management, and other sustainable practices. By working together, they aim to contribute to the preservation of the environment and promote environmental sustainability.
Founded in the year 2009, the Global Peace Foundation has its international offices in Washington DC and operates in more than twenty countries. The Global Peace Foundation convenes and implements development projects and conferences on grassroots peacebuilding, education, entrepreneurship, and youth leadership development. It contributes to the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals and other agenda items agreed on by the UN member nations. As a result, in 2019, GPF received a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic Social Council (ECOSOC).