Training and Exchange Workshop on Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Côte d’Ivoire – Videos

November 29

DIRECT - ATELIER DE FORMATION ET D’ÉCHANGES SUR LE DIALOGUE INTERRELIGIEUX ET INTERCULTUREL EN CÔTE D’IVOIRE - 28 11 2019 - 3

LA FONDATION FELIX HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY POUR LA RECHERCHE DE LA PAIX, ORGANISE EN PARTENARIAT AVEC L’INSTITUT AFRIQUE MONDE (IAM), UN ATELIER DE FORMATION ET D’ECHANGES SUR LE DIALOGUE INTERRELIGIEUX ET INTERCULTUREL EN CÔTE D’IVOIRETHEME : CONTRIBUTION DE LA JEUNESSE POUR LA PROMOTION DE LA CULTURE DE LA PAIX, DE LA NON-VIOLENCE ET DE LA PREVENTION DE L’EXTREMISME RELIGIEUX EN CÔTE D’IVOIREDate : Les 28 et 29 novembre 2019 Lieu : Siège de la Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny pour la recherche de la paix – Yamoussoukro#FONDATIONFHB #IAM #INSTITUTAFRIQUEMONDE #DIALOGUE #RELIGION #CULTURE #PAIX #NONVIOLENCE #EXTREMISME #JEUNESSE #JEUNES #CI #CIV #CI225 #CIV225 #CI

Gepostet von La Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny pour la Recherche de la Paix am Freitag, 29. November 2019
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LA FONDATION FELIX HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY POUR LA RECHERCHE DE LA PAIX, ORGANISE EN PARTENARIAT AVEC L’INSTITUT AFRIQUE MONDE (IAM), UN ATELIER DE FORMATION ET D’ECHANGES SUR LE DIALOGUE INTERRELIGIEUX ET INTERCULTUREL EN CÔTE D’IVOIRETHEME : CONTRIBUTION DE LA JEUNESSE POUR LA PROMOTION DE LA CULTURE DE LA PAIX, DE LA NON-VIOLENCE ET DE LA PREVENTION DE L’EXTREMISME RELIGIEUX EN CÔTE D’IVOIREDate : Les 28 et 29 novembre 2019 Lieu : Siège de la Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny pour la recherche de la paix – Yamoussoukro#FONDATIONFHB #IAM #INSTITUTAFRIQUEMONDE #DIALOGUE #RELIGION #CULTURE #PAIX #NONVIOLENCE #EXTREMISME #JEUNESSE #JEUNES #CI #CIV #CI225 #CIV225 #CI

Gepostet von La Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny pour la Recherche de la Paix am Freitag, 29. November 2019

November 28

DIRECT - ATELIER DE FORMATION ET D’ÉCHANGES SUR LE DIALOGUE INTERRELIGIEUX ET INTERCULTUREL EN CÔTE D’IVOIRE - 28 11 2019 - 1

LA FONDATION FELIX HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY POUR LA RECHERCHE DE LA PAIX, ORGANISE EN PARTENARIAT AVEC L’INSTITUT AFRIQUE MONDE (IAM), UN ATELIER DE FORMATION ET D’ECHANGES SUR LE DIALOGUE INTERRELIGIEUX ET INTERCULTUREL EN CÔTE D’IVOIRETHEME : CONTRIBUTION DE LA JEUNESSE POUR LA PROMOTION DE LA CULTURE DE LA PAIX, DE LA NON-VIOLENCE ET DE LA PREVENTION DE L’EXTREMISME RELIGIEUX EN CÔTE D’IVOIREDate : Les 28 et 29 novembre 2019 Lieu : Siège de la Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny pour la recherche de la paix – Yamoussoukro#FONDATIONFHB #IAM #INSTITUTAFRIQUEMONDE #DIALOGUE #RELIGION #CULTURE #PAIX #NONVIOLENCE #EXTREMISME #JEUNESSE #JEUNES #CI #CIV #CI225 #CIV225 #CI

Gepostet von La Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny pour la Recherche de la Paix am Donnerstag, 28. November 2019
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LA FONDATION FELIX HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY POUR LA RECHERCHE DE LA PAIX, ORGANISE EN PARTENARIAT AVEC L’INSTITUT AFRIQUE MONDE (IAM), UN ATELIER DE FORMATION ET D’ECHANGES SUR LE DIALOGUE INTERRELIGIEUX ET INTERCULTUREL EN CÔTE D’IVOIRETHEME : CONTRIBUTION DE LA JEUNESSE POUR LA PROMOTION DE LA CULTURE DE LA PAIX, DE LA NON-VIOLENCE ET DE LA PREVENTION DE L’EXTREMISME RELIGIEUX EN CÔTE D’IVOIREDate : Les 28 et 29 novembre 2019 Lieu : Siège de la Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny pour la recherche de la paix – Yamoussoukro#FONDATIONFHB #IAM #INSTITUTAFRIQUEMONDE #DIALOGUE #RELIGION #CULTURE #PAIX #NONVIOLENCE #EXTREMISME #JEUNESSE #JEUNES #CI #CIV #CI225 #CIV225 #CI

Gepostet von La Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny pour la Recherche de la Paix am Donnerstag, 28. November 2019

November 27

DIRECT - ATELIER DE FORMATION ET D’ÉCHANGES SUR LE DIALOGUE INTERRELIGIEUX ET INTERCULTUREL EN CÔTE D’IVOIRE - 26 11 2019 - 3

LA FONDATION FÉLIX HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY POUR LA RECHERCHE DE LA PAIX, ORGANISE EN PARTENARIAT AVEC L’INSTITUT AFRIQUE MONDE (IAM), UN ATELIER DE FORMATION ET D’ÉCHANGES SUR LE DIALOGUE INTERRELIGIEUX ET INTERCULTUREL EN CÔTE D’IVOIRE.THEME : CONTRIBUTION DES LEADERS RELIGIEUX POUR LA PROMOTION DE LA CULTURE DE LA PAIX, DE LA NON-VIOLENCE ET DE LA PREVENTION DE L’EXTRÉMISME RELIGIEUX EN CÔTE D’IVOIREDATE : LES 26 ET 27 NOVEMBRE 2019 LIEU : SIÈGE DE LA FONDATION FÉLIX HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY POUR LA RECHERCHE DE LA PAIX – YAMOUSSOUKRO#FONDATIONFHB #IAM #INSTITUTAFRIQUEMONDE #DIALOGUE #RELIGION #CULTURE #PAIX #NONVIOLENCE #EXTREMISME #LEADERSRELIGIEUX

Gepostet von La Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny pour la Recherche de la Paix am Mittwoch, 27. November 2019
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LA FONDATION FÉLIX HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY POUR LA RECHERCHE DE LA PAIX, ORGANISE EN PARTENARIAT AVEC L’INSTITUT AFRIQUE MONDE (IAM), UN ATELIER DE FORMATION ET D’ÉCHANGES SUR LE DIALOGUE INTERRELIGIEUX ET INTERCULTUREL EN CÔTE D’IVOIRE.THEME : CONTRIBUTION DES LEADERS RELIGIEUX POUR LA PROMOTION DE LA CULTURE DE LA PAIX, DE LA NON-VIOLENCE ET DE LA PREVENTION DE L’EXTRÉMISME RELIGIEUX EN CÔTE D’IVOIREDATE : LES 26 ET 27 NOVEMBRE 2019 LIEU : SIÈGE DE LA FONDATION FÉLIX HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY POUR LA RECHERCHE DE LA PAIX – YAMOUSSOUKRO#FONDATIONFHB #IAM #INSTITUTAFRIQUEMONDE #DIALOGUE #RELIGION #CULTURE #PAIX #NONVIOLENCE #EXTREMISME #LEADERSRELIGIEUX

Gepostet von La Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny pour la Recherche de la Paix am Mittwoch, 27. November 2019

November 26

DIRECT - ATELIER DE FORMATION ET D’ÉCHANGES SUR LE DIALOGUE INTERRELIGIEUX ET INTERCULTUREL EN CÔTE D’IVOIRE - 26 11 2019

LA FONDATION FÉLIX HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY POUR LA RECHERCHE DE LA PAIX, ORGANISE EN PARTENARIAT AVEC L’INSTITUT AFRIQUE MONDE (IAM), UN ATELIER DE FORMATION ET D’ÉCHANGES SUR LE DIALOGUE INTERRELIGIEUX ET INTERCULTUREL EN CÔTE D’IVOIRE.THEME : CONTRIBUTION DES LEADERS RELIGIEUX POUR LA PROMOTION DE LA CULTURE DE LA PAIX, DE LA NON-VIOLENCE ET DE LA PREVENTION DE L’EXTRÉMISME RELIGIEUX EN CÔTE D’IVOIREDATE : LES 26 ET 27 NOVEMBRE 2019 LIEU : SIÈGE DE LA FONDATION FÉLIX HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY POUR LA RECHERCHE DE LA PAIX – YAMOUSSOUKRO#FONDATIONFHB #IAM #INSTITUTAFRIQUEMONDE #DIALOGUE #RELIGION #CULTURE #PAIX #NONVIOLENCE #EXTREMISME #LEADERSRELIGIEUX

Gepostet von La Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny pour la Recherche de la Paix am Dienstag, 26. November 2019
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LA FONDATION FÉLIX HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY POUR LA RECHERCHE DE LA PAIX, ORGANISE EN PARTENARIAT AVEC L’INSTITUT AFRIQUE MONDE (IAM), UN ATELIER DE FORMATION ET D’ÉCHANGES SUR LE DIALOGUE INTERRELIGIEUX ET INTERCULTUREL EN CÔTE D’IVOIRE.THEME : CONTRIBUTION DES LEADERS RELIGIEUX POUR LA PROMOTION DE LA CULTURE DE LA PAIX, DE LA NON-VIOLENCE ET DE LA PREVENTION DE L’EXTRÉMISME RELIGIEUX EN CÔTE D’IVOIREDATE : LES 26 ET 27 NOVEMBRE 2019 LIEU : SIÈGE DE LA FONDATION FÉLIX HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY POUR LA RECHERCHE DE LA PAIX – YAMOUSSOUKRO#FONDATIONFHB #IAM #INSTITUTAFRIQUEMONDE #DIALOGUE #RELIGION #CULTURE #PAIX #NONVIOLENCE #EXTREMISME #LEADERSRELIGIEUX

Gepostet von La Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny pour la Recherche de la Paix am Dienstag, 26. November 2019

The FHB Foundation received two awards at the first edition of the “African Foundations Awards” (AFA)

The 1st edition of the “African Foundations Awards” (AFA), organized by the Africa Event agency, took place on Saturday 16 November 2019, at the CRRAE-UMOA conference room in Abidjan-Plateau.

Doudou Stevens Cissé, Executive Director of Africa Event, took the opportunity to explain the motivations of this event: “For a long time, foundations and associations have been confused because both are dedicated to the general non-profit interest. Today their characteristics are very different. While an association is the grouping of several people with the will to act together around a common objective, a foundation exists by the irrevocable allocation of assets for the realization of a work of general interest. A foundation is private money made available to a public cause. If both are necessarily non-profit-making, the association can defend the interests of an organized group: former students of a school, defenders of the environment, while the foundation is an association dedicated to the general interest. The State’s supervision is there as a guarantor of the public utility. The association disappears with the dispersion of its members while the foundation can survive. Governance is very different. An association is by nature democratic in nature, decisions are taken by the general assembly during which each member has one vote, while the foundation has a governance based on a board of directors that takes decisions”.

16 award-winning foundations plus 3 special prizes

This ceremony was also the occasion to award 16 foundations for their numerous efforts to improve the daily lives of the population. Among others, the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research, which was awarded the AFA Super Prize and the Peace Prize, the Magic System Foundation, which was awarded the Education Prize and the Amadou Hampâté Ba Foundation, which left with the African Cultural Heritage Prize. In addition to these awards, special prizes were also awarded to the Children of Africa foundations (led by the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, Dominique Ouattara), Congo Assistance and Servir le Sénégal.

According to the president of the jury, Makani Diaby, 1st vice-president of the Senate, these Awards were awarded according to the following criteria: “To be a foundation. Have at least 3 years of existence on January 30, 2019. Be active on the African continent or in the African diaspora. Have a functional website, have already carried out quality actions in the field, having a lasting impact on beneficiaries. Be proposed by the organizing committee, associations, the media or a third person as a foundation”.

Leading the inaugural conference of the 1st edition of the Africa Foundations Awards on the theme: “African Foundations, Perspectives and Impacts on the African Continent”, Professor Aliou Mané, President of the Atlantic University, underlined the “imperative” need to legislate only for foundations. For him, the need to create a specific legal framework for foundations lies in the role they play in the socio-economic development of countries.

“Many schools and health facilities that we encounter in isolated areas have been built and are the subject of sustained attention from foundations in general. If the foundations did not exist, they would have had to be invented. Fortunately, like their counterparts in the northern hemisphere, many African and African-based foundations continue to support public action. Whether it is a question of creating banking institutions, oil companies, electricity companies, cellular telephone companies, initiated by public or private personalities, foundations act” he argued.

For him, the challenges of development, the specificity of the problems according to the regions and sectors of the population concerned, require that NGOs and associations take charge of the training of management staff and the management of daily activities. “Managers and foundation execution staff must be supervised to ensure that the destination of the funds made available to them is an effective destination and that the money does not disappear along the way. The qualification of the agents responsible for identifying, identifying, evaluating and carrying out material and financial support tasks is the essential basis for the success of their actions”. According to the academic, this will avoid the losses observed in the management of the administration of foundations and in the identification of the destinations of contributions in equipment and finance. The second conference was moderated by Diabaté Fatoumata, Deputy Executive Secretary, DG Lonaci Advisor on the theme: “Theme: Foundations, social actions and the well-being of African populations”.

Source: Intelligent d’Abidjan on November 19, 2019. (in french)

Commemorative Days of the Birth Day of President FHB

The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research invites you on October 17 and 18, 2019 to attend the commemorative days of the birth of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny, according to the following schedule,

Thursday, October 17, 2019

10 am - 6 pm: Study day at the Foundation's headquarters.

Theme: Félix Houphouët-Boigny

  • The Man of Culture
  • The Pan-Africanist

Friday, October 18, 2019

10 am: Mass of thanksgiving in the Church of Saint Augustine in Yamoussoukro

5 pm: Book signing ceremony at the Foundation's bookstore.

8 pm: Dinner gala at the Foundation's headquarters.

Presentation of prizes to the winners of the second edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Research Prize.

Apollo 11: Message from President Félix Houphouët-Boigny

Message of good will from President Félix Houphouët-Boigny on the occasion of the first steps on the Moon of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969, 50 years ago.

In 2018, James R. Hansen recounts in the preface to a reissue of First Man – The First Man on the Moon, an interview he had in 2009 with Neil Armstrong, during which he was quoted the three messages that most impressed him:

  • Félix Houphouët-Boigny for Côte d’Ivoire;
  • Baudouin for Belgium;
  • José Joaquín Trejos Fernández for Costa Rica.

Message:

I am very thankful for NASA’s kind attention in offering me the
services of the first human messenger to set foot on the Moon and
carry the words of the Ivory Coast.

I would hope that when this passenger from the sky leaves
man’s imprint on lunar soil, he will feel how proud we are to
belong to the generation which has accomplished this feat.

I hope also that he would tell the Moon how beautiful it is
when it illuminates the nights of the Ivory Coast.

I especially wish that he would turn towards our planet
Earth and cry out how insignificant the problems which torture
men are, when viewed from up there.

May his word, descending from the sky, find in the Cosmos
the force and light which will permit him to convince humanity
of the beauty of progress in brotherhood and peace.

Conference on the New Silk Roads

On Saturday, June 15, 2019, a conference was held at the headquarters of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research in Yamoussoukro on the theme: “The New Silk Roads, Opportunities for Africa: The Case of Côte d’Ivoire”. This conference, organized by the Association pour la Sauvegarde et la Promotion de la Pensée d’El Hadj-Boubacar Gamby Sakho (ASPP-BGS) in partnership with the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research, brought together about four hundred students, mainly from the Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny de Yamoussoukro. The objectives were: to improve China’s knowledge and visibility in Côte d’Ivoire, to present the Chinese development model, with particular emphasis on the crucial role played by the “Silk Road”; to lay the foundations for the bilateral partnership between Côte d’Ivoire and China, between Chinese and Ivorian industrialists, between Chinese and Ivorian researchers and to raise the impact of Chinese culture on the harmonious development of Côte d’Ivoire.

The series of speeches began with that of Professor Jean-Noël LOUCOU, Secretary General of the FHB Foundation. He expressed his institution’s pleasure in hosting this meeting and the great personalities. He did not fail to greet the ASPP-BGS association by highlighting the qualities of the one whose name it bears, the Confucius Institute which helps to promote the Chinese language and culture and the eminent speakers.

As for Mr Boubacar FOFANA, President of the ASPP-BGS Association, he thanked the personalities present and all the audience before indicating the values embodied by the one whose name the association bears, namely the rapprochement between men, cultures and civilizations.
The series of speeches ended with that of Mr Liu YUNSHENG, Director of the Confucius Institute, whose speech focused on the theme: “Equity is a thought of sustainable development for the objective of living together”.

Two conferences were given on the following themes: “Presentation of the new Silk Roads: opportunities for Africa, the case of Côte d’Ivoire” and “Africa and the new Silk Roads: cultural and strategic approach”.

The first lecture was given by Mr. Sébastien PÉRIMONY of the Schiller Institute. The speaker first presented the purpose of the project, which is to put an end to centuries of conflict, war and colonialism. The aim is to put an end to a conception of the economy that favours the strongest and move on to a world of mutual development, co-development and dialogue between cultures. He then described the history of the New Silk Roads Project.

The second lecture was delivered by Mr Pierre FAYARD, Professor Emeritus at the University of Poitiers. The speaker developed the theme: “Africa and the new silk routes: a cultural and strategic approach” around culture, the economy and the strategy of conquest. He concluded by justifying the project for the new Silk Roads with the strategic argument that only those who see far can win.

After the series of questions to the speakers by the audience, the conference ended with a visit to an image exhibition presented by the Confucius Institute.

11th Edition of the Abidjan International Book Fair

The 11th edition of the Abidjan International Book Fair (SILA 2019) was held from May 15 to 19, 2019 at the Palais de la Culture in Treichville. This edition, which had as its theme: “the book, my daily companion”, was an opportunity to bring all social strata closer to the question of the book. SILA remains a platform for interaction between book professionals from all walks of life, a time for capacity building and sharing experiences. Workshops, round tables and book signings of literary works have been organized for this purpose. The writer Véronique TADJO was the guest of honour of SILA 2019.

The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation Editions (FHB Editions) did not remain on the sidelines of this great event by promoting its literary products. At the stand of the FHB Foundation publishing house, authors signed their books published in 2018, notably Professor Jean-Noël LOUCOU for “Speeches and Messages by Félix Houphouët-Boigny”, Doctor René-Pierre ANOUMA for “Côte d’Ivoire, Naissance et Devenir d’une nation”, Mrs Sophie BOATING for the comic strip “Félix Houphouët-Boigny”, Professor Amani N’GORAN for “Le Psychodrame Œdipien, Enjeu psychodynamique pour le jeu de Football” and Mr Jérôme Kouakou YA for “Hommage Publics à Félix Houphouët-Boigny”.

The Sila 2019 Grand Prize went to Mr. Hermann GAUDE, with his novel “Comrade Papa”.

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).