Dag Hammarskjöld Living Memorial Initiative
There are three components which constitute the Living Memorial:
I) The Dag Hammarskjöld Crash Site:
Over the past 40 years, the crash site has served as the backdrop
for the annual Dag Hammarskjöld commemorative ceremony. The Dag Hammarskjöld
monument is the central focus of the site, together with a museum exhibiting
information about Dag Hammarskjöld’s life and work, and two open-air
II) The Dag Hammarskjöld ‘Messengers of Peace’ Training Programme.
The objectives of this bi-annual two-week training programme are:
1. To spread information and knowledge of conflict resolution
at different levels of society in Africa and the world;
2. To promote a culture of peaceful conflict resolution among people.
In addition to this two-week training programme, the Mindolo
Ecumenical Foundation (MEF), which executes the programme, offers a three-month
Peace Certificate covering conflict analysis, conflict resolution, human
rights, training of trainers, mediation skills, restorative justice and
non-violent strategies. A nine-month Peace Certificate in conflict resolution,
peace-building, computer training and democracy is also offered.
Details of these courses can be obtained from MEF:
Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation
P O Box 21493
Tel: (00 260 2) 211488, 214572, 219008
Fax: (00 260) 211001
III) The Dag Hammarskjöld Centre for Peace, Good Governance
and Human Rights:
The ‘Peace Centre’ was established on the MEF campus in December
2000. Its main objective is to disseminate information on issues concerning
peace and conflict and on the life and legacy of Dag Hammarskjöld.
Individuals and organizations around the globe may access information
on promoting peace, good governance and human rights.