The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Mr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, Winner of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Prize for the peace research 2019

Mr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, is the winner of the 2019 edition of the UNESCO Félix Houphouët-Boigny Prize for the peace research.
He was appointed on April 29, 2019 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris by the new jury of this prize consisting of:
Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Former President of Liberia, Nobel Peace Laureate, and Chair of the Jury (Liberia),
Mr. Forest Whitaker, actor, director and producer, Founder of the NGO Peace and Develop Initiative, Special Envoy of UNESCO (United States of America),
His Excellency Mr. François Hollande, former President of the French Republic, former laureate of the Houphouët-Boigny Prize, Vice-President of the Jury (France),
S.A.S Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Princess of Jordan, UNESCO Special Envoy for Science for Peace (Kingdom of Jordan),
Mr. Michel Camdessus, former director of the International Monetary Fund (France).
Professor Muhammad Yunus, economist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (Bangladesh).

Students trained in community life, leadership and the culture of peace

A training seminar was organized for members of the “Icônes de la paix” club of Nangui Abrogoua University (IP-UNA) in Abidjan, from April 16 to 18, 2019 by the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for research at its headquarters in Yamoussoukro. Its theme was “associative life, leadership, and a culture of peace” and allowed members of the Peace Icons to be educated on ways and means to bring a new momentum of peace to academia by developing their leadership and their ability to work as a team. Dr. Diénéba DOUMBIA, Director of the Department for Peace Research at the FHB Foundation coordinated the whole of this seminar. During her interventions, she insisted on the importance of the insertion of the student in the academic academic system, which is decisive and significant in the quality of the training, by making a point of honor on the commitment of the student. Also, she invited all the participants to adopt and make adopt to their student friends, a behavior marked by civility and mutual respect, as well as with all the staff of the University Nangui Abrogoua. The president of the Icônes de la paix, Mr. Drissa SORO, expressed his gratitude to the Secretary General of the FHB Foundation, Prof. Jean-Noël LOUCOU, as well as to all the staff of the institution. “We have been educated on the values ​​of democracy, non-violence, human rights, and solidarity, to which we attach particular importance,” said the president of Icônes de la Paix. He ended by asking all the participants to give a broad echo of the resolutions of this seminar. The graduation of participation and a visit of the institution put an end to this training of three days.

Teacher-trainers trained in public spirit and the promotion of a peaceful school environment

The Peace Research Department of the FHB Foundation organised a seminar for teacher-supervisors, educators, club leaders and associations from the Regional Directorate of National Education, Technical Education and Vocational Training (DRENETFP) in Yamoussoukro. This seminar had as its theme: “Civicism, citizenship and learning to live together in a peaceful school environment” and took place on April 9 and 10 at the headquarters of our institution.

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