E3-S7 The African Peacebuilder with Ukpeme Akpan Okon

Summary & Key Takeways

This is what an African peacebuilder looks like.  Ukpeme Akpan Okon is a lawyer, arbitrator, adjudicator, author, mediator, Ambassador for Peace and musician.  Author of the Book “The Values String: A book of Transitional Life, Compelling Fulfillment, and Profound Peace”.

In Episode 3 of Season 7, Ukpeme shares her 15 year long career as a lawyer and a well recognized peacebuilder and leader of various organizations including: GAIN (Guild of Adjudicators in Nigeria); Mediators and Advocates of Peace (Lampaix) , Pioneer Coordinator of Justice, Development and Peace Commission; former Assistant General Secretary of International Federation of Women Lawyers, Abuja Branch. She has served on the Zero Draft sub-committee of Non-Governmental Organization / United Nations Convention on the Status of Women.

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*Episode recorded on July 3rd , 2020

Key Links:

The Values String book

Article about Ukpeme

Listen to Ukpeme’s music

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