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DEPA @ OpenMINDS Live 24 April 2024

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 09:15 to Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 14:00


Join us for an Open University event filled with fascinating speakers and expert academics from across the University – OpenMinds Live. This event will bring to life just some of the stories in the OpenMinds magazine in an exciting live event.

The 10th International Conference on Carnival and Masquerade Arts

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 10:15 to Friday, December 8, 2023 - 23:45

This year’s International Conference of Carnival and Masquerade Arts conference will be taking place at the School of Creative Arts, (SCA), University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Ghana.

Panel Webinar - Decolonising Education for Peace in Practice - 21 June

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:30


In the second of the new DEPA webinar series of panel discussions, we turn attention to the need to rethink and decolonise peace pedagogy and the way that peace is taught in the classroom but also beyond.

Refugee knowledge co-creators; negotiating power and research relations

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 12:00 to 14:00


DEPA (Decolonising Peace Education in Africa) webinar series aims to promote dialogue on diverse theoretical, conceptual, and methodological perspectives within Africa. Our next speaker is  Maria Charlotte Rast.

Register now via Eventbrite

Decolonising in Conversation Webinar Series

Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 12:30



Taking place on Thursday 2nd February this is the first in a new DEPA webinar series of panel discussions that will bring together a diverse range of project members with wider network allies and partners, forging conversations on different debates an aspects of DEPA’s work.

Reframing humanising pedagogies as/with decolonising pedagogies

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 14:30 to 16:00


Reframing humanising pedagogies as/with decolonising pedagogies: Reflections on the implications for South African Higher Education.  Michalinos Zembylas is our next speaker and will bring together pedagogies into conversation with humanising pedagogies.

Decolonising Education in Bourj Albarajenah: Cosmologies of a Palestinian Refugee Camp

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30


Palestinian refugee communities today are facing great difficulty in expressing their knowledge through the Humanitarian-aid educational institutions. So how can Palestinian refugees decolonize their own educational process to provide their children with education that meets their needs, tells their story and responds to their unique livelihood?  Yafa El Masri will be our 10th webinar speaker and will present her work on 15 September.

DEPA webinar Memes, humour and peace education in Rwanda

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30

Tuğçe Atacı will discuss how memes were created and used by Rwandan youth as a method for discussing post-genocide peacebuilding processes.

DEPA Phase 3 Grant Call Workshop - methodologies and decolonisation

Friday, April 1, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

A workshop for those interested in applying for DEPA project funding. Focusing on Research Methodologies and Decolonisation

Conference Intersection of Decolonisation; Critical Peace Education and Social Justice in Nigeria

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 01:00 to Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 00:00

The University of Abuja in collaboration with Open University UK and PADEAP Nigeria is organizing a 1-day conference, on 29 March 2022, examining the intersection of Decolonisation; Critical Peace Education, and social justice in Nigeria.

DEPA webinar How to Write Stories with a Stranger

Monday, March 28, 2022 - 09:15 to 18:15

This next DEPA webinar will focus on Dr Eğrikavuk's collaborative performance works from different countries as well as her PhD project.

Grant Workshop Due Diligence, Finance and Processes - 25 March 2022

Friday, March 25, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00


This is the second of three workshops for those interested in applying for DEPA Network project funding.

Grant application workshop - 22 March 2022

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 11:30


This is the first of three workshops for those interested in applying for DEPA Network project funding.

DEPA Webinar Global Norm Translation in Local Transitional Spaces

Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 12:15

Eliseo Huesca Jr's talk will review how globally-circulating norms have reconstructed, or otherwise, the normative orders in transitioning Musilim Mindanao.  Register via Eventbrite.

DEPA Webinar #ImaginingOtherwise: hope as a critical resistance

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 10:30 to Friday, October 29, 2021 - 00:30

On 28 October, Aylwyn Walsh will talk about her artistic engagement with artists and young people from Cape Town.
Register on Eventbrite here


Nigeria - Peace Education and using drama in peace education work with children and youth.

Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 13:45 to Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 13:45

On Sunday 25 September, we will be holding a 1 day event for teachers, educators and volunteer groups working with youth and young people on:
Introduction to Peace Education and using drama to do peace education work with children and youth.

Peace education for justice and change, Abuja, Nigeria

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 10:00

Abuja, Nigeria

The DEPA project in Nigeria is hosting a special networking event on Tuesday 24 August, from 9am to 1pm. The event is being hosted by PADEAP and the University of Abuja.

Rethinking peace education in South Africa: through art and decolonization

Monday, August 16, 2021 - 12:30 to Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 11:30

Online. Links to videos will be posted on 23 August

Decolonized Peace Education in South Africa Online Conference


DEPA South Africa is hosting an online-decolonial-conference on the topical issues of decolonizing peace education in South Africa.


The videos are available on the DEPA YouTube Channel.  Please take a look and join in the discussions by posting your thoughts on the DEPA Twitter feed.

DEPA webinar, African Traditional Mechanisms of Conflict Resolution

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:30 to 13:30

DEPA (Decolonising Peace Education in Africa) webinar series aims to promote dialogue on diverse theoretical, conceptual, and methodological perspectives within Africa. Our next speaker is Stella Sabiiti.

Drawing on her years of experience in conflict management, Stella Sabiiti, a veteran educator, will discuss African Indigenous mechanisms of preventing and resolving conflict and stabilising peace.

Register to attend on Eventbrite.

Why Talk about Ubuntu for Warriors? DEPA webinar, 6th May

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:00

Our next webinar will take place on 6 May and will see Professor Colin Chasi discuss his recent book, Ubuntu for Warriors.

DEPA Webinar Series

Friday, January 29, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:30


The first webinar took place on Friday 29 January and saw Professor Lawrence Ogbo Ugwuanyi, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Abuja, Nigeria Decolonising Peace Education through African Philosophy, Thought and Culture.