Peace Concert 2019

The Peace Concert is the activity during which the FHB Foundation intends to bring together a larger number of people than previous concerts. It is a concert whose entrance will be free. It has planned to attract at least 15,000 spectators from the Yamoussoukro District, mainly young people to John Paul II Square for a show rich in sounds, images and lights with nearly 20 Ivorian artists and musical groups of international and national classes from 7pm to dawn on Friday, November 15, 2019, declared "National Day of Peace" by the State of Côte d'Ivoire.
There are four reasons for choosing Yamoussoukro:

  • it is the birthplace of the "Sage of Africa" and the political capital of Côte d'Ivoire,
  • it is the cradle of the concept of a culture of peace created 30 years ago at the International Congress organized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) on the theme: "Peace in the minds of men", precisely from 26 June to 1 July 1989 at the headquarters of the FHB Foundation.
  • it is a tourist destination par excellence with its many assets in terms of hotels, gastronomy, living environment and history.
  • and finally it is a city with a high concentration of students with institutions of excellence such as the Lycée Scientifique and the Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny (INPHB).

Indeed, the Autonomous District of Yamoussoukro has about 300,000 inhabitants, 56.46% of whom are less than 20 years old. Through this concert, we specifically target the younger generation, essentially the generation born after the death of President Houphouët-Boigny, namely young people under the age of 25. They are our core target. We want to make them better acquainted with this exceptional man, "builder of modern Côte d'Ivoire" and "Artisan of dialogue".

Commemorative days of the Birthday of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny

The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for the 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 programme:

Thursday, October 17, 2019

10am – 6pm: Study day at the Foundation’s headquarters.

Theme: Félix Houphouët-Boigny :

  • The Man of Culture
  • The Pan-Africanist

Friday, October 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

Training Workshop of the Network of Women’s Associations of the Yamoussoukro District on the Culture of Peace and Social Cohesion

Training workshop of the Network of Women’s Associations of the Yamoussoukro District on the Culture of Peace and Social Cohesion organized by the FHB Foundation with the financial support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 15 and 16 August 2019 in Yamoussoukro.

National Symposium of Religious Leaders, Kings and Traditional Leaders for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence in Côte d’Ivoire

National Symposium of Religious Leaders, Kings and Traditional Leaders for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence in Côte d’Ivoire on the theme: “Contribution of religious leaders, kings and traditional leaders in the peace process in Côte d’Ivoire: What synergy for the promotion of the culture of peace and non-violence?”organized by the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research with the financial support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Yamoussoukro on 13 and 14 August 2019.

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).

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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Public Conference on Peace and National Reconciliation

The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (FHB Foundation) organized on the occasion of the National Day of Peace and as part of the Houphouët-Boigny Year, a public conference on the theme: “the peace and national reconciliation “on November 15, 2018 at its headquarters in Yamoussoukro. This lecture by Dr Raphaël YA KOMENAN, teacher-researcher, saw the participation of many students and students of the city of Yamoussoukro. It should be noted a strong delegation of activists of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PDCI) party founded by “the Apostle of Peace”, headed by Pr. Alphonse DJEDJÉ MADY, vice-president of the party, Mr. Privat N’guessan SÉRI BI, Senator and Mrs. Sita COULIBALY, President of the PDCI Women Union (UFPDCI Urbaine).

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