UB launches culture and peace centre

The University of Botswana (UB) has launched its Centre for Culture and Peace Studies aimed at addressing development challenges facing Botswana and Africa.

Speaking at the launch held at Gaborone Sun yesterday, deputy vice chancellor (Academic affairs) Professor Frank Youngman said the centre would benefit the wider public with its regional focus.

"The centre for culture and peace studies is an interdisciplinary centre that draws on academic expertise across the university," Youngman said. The centre has been established to address one of the most challenging and complex development dimensions in the Southern African region and the entire African continent. He asserted that the centre is dedicated to understanding and analysing peace and conflict and to the promotion and enhancement of the culture of peace, which is critical to safe and secure livelihoods of citizens and states.

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