Lindsay McClain Opiyo

Lindsay McClain Opiyo is the Development and Partnerships Specialist at Generations For Peace (GFP), an international peacebuilding organization that mentors and supports volunteers to design, implement and evaluate conflict transformation programs in their communities. She is also the co-founder of Music for Peace (MfP), an initiative that builds solidarity among artists in conflict and post-conflict zones in Africa. She coordinated the MfP exchange of...

 Ife Piankhi 

 Ife Piankhi is a Uganda-born poet, singer,[1] creative facilitator and educator.[2] She has collaborated with artists such as Keko, Nneka, Mamoud Guinea, Geoff Wilkinson, Michael Franti, Jonzi D, Wynton Marsalis, Floetry , among others. She has toured internationally for the past 30 years visiting Canada, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Zanzibar, Zambia, Romania, Italy, Holland, and USA. While living in London she was a regular on Colourful...

Rik Palieri

Rik Palieri’s last name, (pronounced Pal-air-re) is an Italian occupational name that means the shovel maker. He comes from a family of storytellers, musicians and actors with ancestors from Poland, Germany and Italy. He sings and performs both original and traditional songs on a variety of folk instruments, including the banjo, 6 & 12 string guitars, mouth bow, Native American...

Dr. Andy Hickson

Dr Andy Hickson is CEO of Actionwork Worldwide Ltd and Director of Actionwork®.  Actionwork® was founded by Dr Andy Hickson when he combined theatre-in-education tours (TIE Tours) with Creative Action in 1990. For twenty seven years we have aimed to explore the issues that affect young people such as bullying, racism, cyber bullying, drugs, sex and relationships, pregnancy, family, peer pressure, sexism, disability...

Rais Neza Boneza

Theme: Writing, Poetry, research, Dialogue, Culture & diversity, tolerance, Individual & Community empowerment (social issues, emancipatory politics). Healing, Art and peace activism; humanitarianism and development. He is the author of fiction as well as non-fiction, poetry books and articles. He was born in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Former Zaïre). He is the author of fiction as well...

Dr. Olivier Urbain

Founder and director of the Transcend: Art & Peace Network, Former Director of the Toda Peace Institute (Tokyo and Honolulu). Member of the Board of Directors of the International Peace Research Association Foundation. Now director of the The Min-On Music Research Institute

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