Palo Alto University and Aegis Trust extend invite to Global Partnerships Week Event

Feb 23, 2016, 13:00 ET from Palo Alto University

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Can collaborative public and private partnerships prevent violent extremism? 

The Central African Republic (CAR) experiences continued political instability and intermittent armed conflict. Decades of poverty and brutality have created an environment of fear and violence that threatens the security and future of its residents.

Palo Alto University and Aegis Trust are members of a consortium, funded by USAID and international private donor partners. These include, the Central African Interreligious Platform, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Islamic Relief Worldwide, World Vision International, and Groupement Interprofessionnel de CentrAfrique (GICA).

The goal of the consortium is to mobilize resources in order to design and deliver a range of programs and services. These aim to support Central African Republic institutions in asserting their leadership role in building peace, strengthening livelihood security as a foundation for peace, and providing trauma-healing and peace-education as a means to facilitate social cohesion. 

As part of this effort, Palo Alto and Aegis Trust are bringing together people who wish to share their ideas, experiences and insights about how these goals can be achieved.

The roundtable program will include a brief presentation, followed by an informal and interactive discussion. The event offers a forum to identify potential collaborations on current and future projects which can help to achieve the consortium's goals. This inaugural event will be the start of a series of smaller workgroups and meetings that will be held throughout the year. 

Program Outcomes 

  • Provide an overview of trauma-healing and peace-education programs to be implemented and evaluated in the Central African Republic over the next two years. 
  • Bring interested students, faculty and other key stakeholders together to provide background information.
  • To open a dialogue around the best ways to manifest the goals identified by the CAR Interfaith Peacebuilding Partnership (CIPP). 

How to Register

There is no fee to register for the roundtable, however registration is required as seating is limited.

Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration on the day of the event will be permitted on a space-available basis, beginning 30 minutes before the event.

Please click here to register today

Monday, March 7, 2016, 9am -11am

Wisniewski Hall
Palo Alto University Main Campus, 1791 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA. 94304

For further Information please contact, Dr. Lisa Brown:, 650-433-3843


SOURCE Palo Alto University