Biennale of Luanda – Pan-African Forum for the culture of peace

This Biennale is part of UNESCO’s operational strategy for Priority Africa (2014-2021), which aims to “provide African responses to the transformations affecting their economies and societies”.

The Luanda Biennale will focus on four main areas:

  • Ideas Forum and a Youth Forum,
  • Festival of Cultures,
  • Coalition of Cultures and Sports for Peace in Africa,
  • Coalition of Partners for a Culture of Peace in Africa.

The first edition of the Biennale will take place from September 18-22, 2019 in Luanda, Angola and will bring together representatives of governments, civil society, the private sector, the artistic and scientific community, academic institutions and international organizations.

Concept Note Biennale

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.

Trade unionists trained in the culture of peace for a peaceful social climate

On February 21 and 22, 2019, the FHB Foundation organized a training seminar at its headquarters for the members of the regional chapter of the Yamoussoukro District Socialist Central Union. The theme of this seminar was: “Trade unionism and culture of peace: how to improve the working and living conditions of workers while preserving the peaceful social climate?” Its aim is to promote the values ​​of social dialogue in unionism and the culture of peace, and to bring participants to use active and participatory tools, techniques and methods to facilitate learning the discourse of living together. 

This activity was coordinated by Dr. Diénéba DOUMBIA, Director of the Department of Peace Research at the FHB Foundation. Some thirty members of the Yamoussoukro Humanism Central Unit headed by their Secretary General, Mr. Adama OULY, were built on three major topics in the form of workshops:

  •  the commitment of trade unionists to a constructive dialogue in a peaceful social climate,
  •  opportunities to learn about social dialogue and the culture of peace in the trade union world,
  •  and peace messages, plan of action, commitments, recommendations and Appeal.

This seminar ended with the graduation ceremony for all participants.

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Ceremony of Presentation of New Year’s Greetings to the Secretary General

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, the staff of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation presented as usual its New Year greetings to its first leader, Professor Jean-Noël LOUCOU. The Chief of Staff, Mr. Christophe Kadjané ASSOH, spoke on behalf of all his colleagues to present the best wishes for the year 2019 to the Secretary General of the institution and his family. In return, he congratulated all the staff for his dynamism and professionalism that he demonstrated throughout the Houphouët-Boigny Year. He did not fail to give an overview of the events planned for the year 2019, in this case the launch of the activities of the Panafrican School of Peace (EPAP).

Following his speech, Pr. Loucou has had to receive the courtesies from all his present collaborators. It was important to note the presence at this ceremony of Dr. Diénéba DOUMBIA, Director of the Department of Peace Research at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation.

See the video here.

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