Vijayawada

Vikas Gora to speak on world peace in Brazil

Vikas Gora of Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, has been invited to speak in the Rotary world peace symposium in Sao Paulo, Brazil from June 2 to June 6.

The symposium titled “Partnering for Peace: Today’s Challenges – Tomorrow’s Successes”, brings together 80 Rotary World Peace Fellows to share their stories, experiences, challenges and good practices from India, Ghana, Brazil, USA, South Africa, Denmark, Liberia, Argentina, UK, Spain, Japan, Uganda, Zambia, Finland, Nigeria, Norway, Cambodia, Australia, Bangladesh and Canada etc.

He will facilitate a session on ‘Peacemaking on the Edge of Chaos: Multi-stakeholder Collaboration in Times of Crisis’. Vikas Gora was a Rotary Peace Fellow (2006-08) from The Rotary Club of Vijayawada and studied at The University of Queensland, Australia. Speakers at the world conclave include Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (1987) for his plan to put an end to the civil wars that were devastating Central America. Others are Chic Dambach, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Nicole Goddard, Associate Director of Do No Harm, Peter Kyle, former international Attorney with the Word Bank, Ana Cutter Patel, Executive Director of the Outward-Bound Center for Peace Building, Tonia Wellons and Associate Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships for the U.S. Peace Corps.

Mr. Vikas Gora has worked in the field of disaster and emergency management in India and at the global-level and coordinated inter-agency platform of the humanitarian agencies, U.N., and NGOs in India and is actively engaged in the national and state-level disaster relief and coordination. He is an advisor on humanitarian accountability and maintaining minimum standards in humanitarian relief. He has also been providing strategic advice to the U.N., humanitarian agencies, Planning Commission and various corporate bodies in India and abroad.

After the peace symposium, he will visit the cities of Pelotas and Porto Alegre in Southern Brazil to address universities, colleges, Rotary Clubs and the local media there.



Vikas Gora has worked in the field of disaster and emergency management in India and at the global-level and coordinated inter-agency platform of the humanitarian agencies, U.N., and NGOs in India and is actively engaged in the national and state-level disaster relief and coordination





Vikas Gora has worked in the field of disaster and emergency management in India and at the global-level



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