MSSR-Moi University Student Training 18th July 2016

  The  conference was a beautifully organised event which, in my opinion, was able to convey satisfactorily what everyone ultimately working for a common cause can be able to accomplish. Being my first time attending any such event by the MSSR at Moi chapter, as well as its affiliate parent institutions APMSR and IPPNW, I would say the conference was able to truly bring to perspective what the initiatives aim to accomplish. One of the most significant messages I personally took from the conference was the magnitude of the nuclear warfare problem from a global perspective. Before this, I was Continue Reading →

#ArmsFreeAfrica Strategy Planning Session in Nairobi

    On the 17th of June 2016, IPPNW affiliate in Kenya had the privilege of attending an NGO strategy day hosted by Control Arms in Nairobi. It was a very well attended event and we were pleased to be in attendance. Among the attendees aside from the Control Arms secretariat from New York were an array of organisations involved in peace work  from the region.  We together formed a very good group with input from many different aspects and with good youthful representation. Some of the ones represented were:   Women International League for Peace and Freedom (with a Continue Reading →

We, the Generation of Change

Last August, Soka Gokkai International (SGI), a long-time campaigner for peace and against nuclear weapons, graciously convened a summit of youth activists from around the world on nuclear abolition in Hiroshima, Japan on the year of the commemoration of 70 years since the first use of the atomic bomb. One of the participants forwarded through IPPNW channels from Africa was the Vice-Chair of Association of Physicians and Medical Workers for Social Responsibility – the IPPNW affiliate in Kenya. 30 participants from more than 15 countries gathered for a grueling but extremely fulfilling and fruitful days of conversations around disarmament, gender Continue Reading →

K-Project for Peace: An Experience

Day one, 30th June: We all gather at Uhuru Hostel, Tuesday morning for the Pre-climb briefing. We are introduced to Maggie from African Zoom Adventures and the head guide and they go through the requirements and everybody has to confirm that they have all the gear so that what they don’t have can be leased before leaving Moshi for the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. A few people take pictures during the briefing. I sit quietly because it is beginning to dawn on me what we are about to embark on. The grandiosity of the task entrusted with the group of Continue Reading →

K-Project For Peace

It all started as an appeal by 25 year old Racheal, a student and environmental/peace activist from Tanzania, when she saw the devastating effects of uranium mining to the environment, health, and rights of indigenous people in other African countries like Niger and Mali. She did not want to see this happen to her country Tanzania, a potential future uranium mining country. Find out more about this ‘first of its kind’ international campaign led by young African activists who will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro later this year… To find out more….

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