International Leadership Conference

""Towards a peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula: Prospects for Economic Development and Peace, Ideologies, Worldviews and International Relations."

on September 9th – 10th, 2021

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About The Event

UPF Africa is pleased to invite you to participate in the 3rd series of the International Leadership Conference (ILC2021) which will be held on September 9th – 10th, 2021 dedicated to the theme: "Towards a peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula: Prospects for Economic Development and Peace, Ideologies, Worldviews and International Relations." This program will feature current and former heads of state, First Ladies, parliamentarians, government ministers, religious leaders, Women Leaders, Youth Leaders and academic experts discussing prospects for peace and security on the Korean peninsula

The peaceful reunification of Korea is one of the main goals of the UPF, its Associations and partner Organizations. The founders of UPF, Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, described this as an important stepping stone for achieving peace in the world.

Backgrounder:

What vision and perspectives for a reunification of the Korean peninsula in a competing ideological, geopolitical and economic environment? What are the most sensitive areas in order to best achieve this objective? Economic cooperation is an avenue to explore and develop as a factor in bringing the two peoples together. Are there opportunities for convergence in the business world? How can African countries which have trade relations with one of the two Koreas or both at the same time contribute to the reconciliation of the two Korean peoples and promote reunification? Doing business, make peace. How to transcend the differences in ideology, regime and political opinion between North and South, and put into practice the ideal of brotherhood and unity between two divided peoples? How parliamentary diplomacy could be a favorable asset to this process. What are the advantages of parliamentary diplomacy to achieve this objective? What role can the media and civil society play in order to generate this force of attraction and this desire for reunification, repeatedly through different forms of cooperation such as Meetings of separated families, Sports and scientific cooperation between the 2 Korea, Tourist visits, etc…?

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Date

September 9th – 10th, 2021

Solutions to the World Peace

For the Firm Establishment of a Heavenly Unified World

Interdependance

An economy shared by all people


Mutual Prosperity

Governance where all people can participate


Universal Values

Ethics practiced together by all people


Agenda

09 -10 September, 2021 ILC

Session One: Opening

Theme: Toward Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula: Worldviews and International Relations

What vision and perspectives for a reunification of the Korean peninsula in a competing ideological, geopolitical and economic environment?

Moderator: Dr Paterne Zinsou, Vice President UPF Africa, Coordinator IAPP Africa Region

  • Introductory videos: Highlight of previous ILCs and Rallies of Hope
  • Welcoming remarks: Mrs. Katherine Rigney, UPF Africa Chairperson
  • Introductory remark: H.E Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Chairman, ISCP Africa
Keynote addresses
  • H.E Hassan Mohomed Amardanbe, Minister of defense of Somalia
  • Dr Taj Hamad, Vice President, UPF Intl, Coordinator of IAPD Intl
Message of good will: Entertainment

Session Two (Host: IAPP)

Theme: Worldviews and International Relations: Parliamentary diplomacy

What are the strategies that parliamentarians can put into play in order to contribute to the reunification of the Korean peninsula? How parliamentary diplomacy could be a favorable asset to this process. Do parliamentarians have sufficient means for their policies? What are the advantages of parliamentary diplomacy to achieve this objective?

Moderator: Hon Issa Mardo Djabir, President of the Parliamentarian Commission of Sustainable Development Goals, MP, Chad
Panelists: MPs or leaders of Parliament

  • Hon Dr Abdullah Makame, East Africa Legislative Assembly, Tanzania
  • Hon. Honorable Adiza SEINI, Vice President of Parliament, Niger
  • Hon Drabo Joséphine, Member of Burkina Faso and Ecowas Parliament
  • Hon Kamssouloum Abba-Kabir, Member of Parliament, Cameroon

Session Three (Hosts: NGOs)

Theme: Prospects for Economic Development and Peace

How can economic cooperation programs contribute to the process of reunification of the two Koreas? What are the most sensitive areas in order to best achieve this objective? Economic cooperation is an avenue to explore and develop as a factor in bringing the two peoples together. Are there opportunities for convergence in the business world? How can African countries which have trade relations with one of the two Koreas or both at the same time contribute to the reconciliation of the two Korean peoples and promote reunification?

Moderator: Mrs Albina Tanui, UPF Secretary General, Somalia
Panelists: Civil society, peace activist, human right

  • Dr. Reginald Nalugala, Tangaza University
  • Mrs Michelle Piardon Bah, President REFA International, President Rotary Club Abidjan Elixir, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Ms.Mary Muthoni, National Chambers of Commerce
  • Dr. Mark Leleruk, Peace-Cop Kenya

Session Four (Hosts: IAED)

Theme: Prospects for Economic Development and Peace: Doing Business, make Peace

ILC III will focus on the prospects for economic development on the Korean Peninsula and throughout Northeast Asia. Could a Northeast Asian Economic Community be possible, one that includes
DPRK? Are there bi-lateral trade agreements that would offer a peace dividend? Panelists will explore opportunities for peace through economic development. Doing business, make peace.

Moderator: Mr Abdoulaye Wone, Regional Coordinator, IAED Africa
Panelists: Business tycoons, Business organizations, CEOs of companies

  • Mr. Sutinder Singh Jabbal
  • H.E. Peter Lotethiro, Deputy Governor, Turkana, Kenya
  • Engineer Robert Oyando, Ramsis Engineering Solutions for Liquid Food
  • Mr/Ms/Dr/Hon

Session Five

Theme: The African Union and the Korean Peninsula

ILC III will focus on the prospects for economic development on the Korean Peninsula and throughout Northeast Asia. Could a Northeast Asian Economic Community be possible, one that includes
DPRK? Are there bi-lateral trade agreements that would offer a peace dividend? Panelists will explore opportunities for peace through economic development. Doing business, make peace.

Moderator: Mr Abdoulaye Wone, Regional Coordinator, IAED Africa
Panelists: Business tycoons, Business organizations, CEOs of companies

  • Mr. Sutinder Singh Jabbal
  • H.E. Peter Lotethiro, Deputy Governor, Turkana, Kenya
  • Engineer Robert Oyando, Ramsis Engineering Solutions for Liquid Food
  • Mr/Ms/Dr/Hon

Session Five: IAAP and IMAP

Theme: Ideologies, media, culture

How to transcend the differences in ideology, regime and political opinion between North and South, and put into practice the ideal of brotherhood and unity between two divided peoples? What role can the media and civil society play in order to generate this force of attraction and this desire for reunification, repeatedly through different forms of cooperation? These initiatives are among others, Meetings of separated families, Sports and scientific cooperation between the 2 Korea, Tourist visits, etc ... How to prevent obstacles to this process and capitalize on these initiatives and attempts geared towards the peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula?

Moderator: Mr Frederick Wakhisi, Executive Director, UPF- Kenya
Panelists: University prof, media and culture leaders

  • Prof. Eric Aseka, Renowned Historian
  • Mr.Johnston Kioko, Parliamentary Press
  • Hon. Olive LOUEMBET, women and environment leader, Gabon
  • Hon. John Kiarie, National assembly

Session Six: Closing

Theme: Role of UPF and its Associations and sister organizations in the Korean reunification process

Moderator: Adama Doumbia, President UPF Africa, Regional Coordinator ISCP Africa
Panelists: University prof, media and culture leaders

  • Keynote speech: Dr Thomas Walsh, Chairman, UPF International
  • Congratulatory remarks: Rev Bakary Camara, Chairperson CEW-HPHC Africa
  • Closing Remarks: Mrs. Katherine Rigney, Chairperson, UPF Africa
  • Peace song

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