African Artist Peace Initiative (AAPI) – Is a pan African movement of Artists, Activists, Arts-Tivists and Peace-Tivists (AAAP), using ARTS and MEDIA, as a tool to champion a culture of peace and social justice in Africa.  AAPI was formed in 2014, and officially launched in January 2015, in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia– on the margins of the African Union Heads of State and Government  Summit.

Today, the movement has grown into 45 countries, with country coordinators. AAPI has over 15,000 members in Africa and diaspora- and 90 celebrated artists and personalities as ‘’Peace Ambassadors’’ across the continent.

AAPI intends to make an innovative contribution to Peace  Education and Advocacy in Africa, through ‘’Creative Thinking’’ and the ‘’Creative Arts’’. More importantly, AAPI will demonstrate how the ARTS can be applied to achieve sustainable development objectives in Africa.

OUR Flagship Activities and Thematic Focus;

1. Arts4Peace Annual Africa Forum
2. Peace Education, Advocacy and Social Justice Campaigns
3. Action Factory for Peace and Democracy in Africa
4. Peace-City Africa
5. Global Citizenship Education
AAPI believes that the only viable and sustainable way to promote long lasting peace is to inculcate the culture of peace and non-violence in the minds of the citizenry and most especially the young (who are not only the future leaders, but the leaders of today).