Former University of Buea, UB, student, Tekang Kwachuh has won a Fully Funded seat in this year’s Global Peace Chain Summit to be staged in Istanbul, Turkey from the 15th to 18th of October 2020.
This year’s theme for Global Peace Chain Summit will provide an opportunity for students and young leaders to bring solutions and projects on “Reshaping Youth Response to UNSDGs” by participation in different peace sessions, talks, group discussions, and activities with international delegates and speakers.
The topics to be covered during the summit are Peace Education, Global Citizenship, Empowering the Post COVID-19, Youth Leadership for Social Transformation, Youth Engagement in Politics, and Disabling Inequalities.
The summit aims to offer an opportunity for students and young leaders to bring solutions and projects.
Global Peace Summit Turkey 2020 will foster mutual understanding and harness capacity building of youth.
Social harmony, exposure, and ideation create a new impact. GPC summit also aims at engaging young people in conflict resolution, amplify their voice for social justice, and create a harmonious environment among communities & societies.
Tekang holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Political Science from the University of Buea. He is co-founder of the Global Youth Network Platform for Education and Empowerment (GYPEE) which has spread to five continents.
He served as Student Ambassador for the University of Buea American Corner, was Chairman for Saints Peter and Paul University Parish Molyko Buea 2015/2016, served as Secretary-General for the Political Science
Students Council (POSSCUB) 2012/2013, and has worked and volunteered for the Strategic Center for Peace and Leadership Buea, Integrated Health Organization (IHO) Buea among other organizations piloting justice, peace, environmental, health politico-socio-economic programs among others.
At the end of the Summit, he will be organizing webinars and programs regarding the topics in collaboration with stakeholders, the media, and youth organizations in seeking a peaceful dialogue in the ongoing arm conflict in Cameroon especially as his hometown Mutengene is a theatre of the ongoing political arm conflict in Cameroon.
It should be noted that Global Peace Chain Summit has as motto “Peace by Dialogue” and the event was hosted in 2019 in South Africa and has three categories fully funded, partially funded, and self-funded.