The Yale Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development (YAAPD) seeks to ignite passion among students and youth at-large for conflict resolution, peace, and development on the continent. Cognizant of awareness, discourse, and action as a driver of continental development, the YAAPD hopes to prepare students’ and youth interested in Africa for efficacious and consequential careers focusing on Africa.

As a a resident group of the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, YAAPD aims to complement Yale’s liberal arts curriculum with a holistic approach to learning about development, peace, and conflict resolution. Acting from our core values of education, awareness, and service, YAAPD will bring together a community of scholars, professionals and activists who are integral in the pursuit of systematic advancement and development. YAAPD seeks to:

  • Develop networks among students and professionals across a spectrum of fields and interests with the aim of promoting peace and development within Africa.

  • Create awareness about issues facing Africa and provide a platform to discuss strategic ways that students on the continent and abroad can resolve these issues.

  • Encourage and develop, conflict resolution and development initiatives of students interested in Africa