May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Pinnacle Academy is proud to present the first of many speakers in our virtual speaker series.
Ukpeme Akpan Okon is the Author of award-winning The Values String: A book on Transitional Life, Compelling Fulfillment, and Profound Peace. A Lawyer, Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator, Speaker, Trainer, Mentor, and Ambassador for Peace, she founded Guild of Adjudicators in Nigeria (GAIN), and is the Pioneer Coordinator of Justice, Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles Parish, Abuja.
Ukpeme is a member of Women, Peace and Security Network. She is a former Assistant General Secretary of International Federation of Women Lawyers, Abuja Branch. She has served on the Zero Draft sub-committee of Non-Governmental Organization / United Nations Convention on the Status of Women.
Ukpeme is a past Secretary of the Abuja Chapter — Nigeria Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and was one of the 5 signatories to an application to establish the Abuja Chapter. She is a member of other organizations.
Ukpeme was awarded the title “Ambassador for Peace” by the Universal Peace Federation.
A resource person, with papers and presentations to her credit, she has served as Rapporteur on various assignments, and was a panelist at a High Level event of the United Nations General Assembly.
Ukpeme is an awardee and desirous of leaving a legacy of peace, time consciousness, organizational excellence, team work and meritorious leadership. These are qualities she exhibited from ten years of age.
After successfully acting as a mediator in a protracted difficult situation, she was referred to as “Peace Maker.” This, and other related circumstances led to her determination to help people lead peaceful, transformational, fulfilled lives.
Ukpeme has been writing since her childhood. She recalls writing instructional notes as a child, and still has those writings. She has held leadership positions since her teenage years, until now.
A Rotarian, Ukpeme takes pleasure in peace-building, singing, dancing, mental wellness, culinary art, life coaching, nature, traveling and, volunteering. She teaches “Learn How to Be a Piece of Peace”—an online peace course for children 12-17 years of age. She is married, with children, and lives in the United States of America.