Diplomacy, Economy and Culture for Peace in Africa

The CEDS (Centre d’Études Diplomatiques et Stratégiques) and UNESCO Africa Department have the honour of inviting you to a conference titled Diplomacy, Economy and Culture for Peace in Africa, which will take place on Monday, 2 July 2018from 2 p.m.  to 6 p.m. in Room II, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. 

2 p.m.    Opening

  • H.E. Ms Zohour Alaoui, President of the 39th session of the General Conference, UNESCO
  • Mr Pascal Chaigneau, Professor at Paris Descartes University, Director of the HEC Center for Geopolitics, Dean of CEDS
  • Mr Firmin Edouard Matoko, Assistant Director-General for Africa, UNESCO

2.15 p.m.    Round table 1: National diplomacies, state intervention and peace in Africa 

Moderator : H.E. Mr Carlos Carrasco, Ambassador and former Minister of Bolivia, Professor at CEDS

  • Bilateral diplomacies and the quest for peace in Africa: the role of diplomatic missions

Mr Michel Raimbaud, former Ambassador of France, Honorary Director of OFPRA, Professor at CEDS

  • Peacekeeping operations in Central and West Africa

Mr Olivier Tramond, Lieutenant General, Honorary Director of the Forces Employment Doctrine Center, Professor at CEDS

  • The Geostrategy of peace and war in the Sahel

Mr Reda Mezoui, Professor at the University of Algiers 3, Director of the Public Policy Laboratory in Algiers, Professor at CEDS

3.15 p.m.  Round table 2: The promotion of a culture of peace in Africa 

Moderator: H.E. Mr Ahmed Sayyad, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Yemen to UNESCO

  • Ideology and culture for civil peace in Africa: the case of North Africa

Mr Fouad Nohra, Master of Conference at Paris Descartes University, Director of Studies at CEDS

  • African celebrities for peace in Africa

Ms Chantal Nina Kouoh, Independent Diplomat, Professor at CEDS

  • African women and conflict prevention / resolution

Ms Marie-Thérèse Avemeka, Former Minister for the Integration of Women in Development, the Republic of Congo, member of the African Women's Committee on Peace and Development in Africa

  • UNESCO / AU Panafrican School for Peace initiative

Mr Jean-Noël Loucou, Secretary General of the Félix HOUPHOUËT- BOIGNY Foundation for Peace Research

  • The Biennale on the Culture of Peace in Africa, in Luanda, Angola

H.E. Mr Diekumpuna Sita N'sadisi José, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Angola to UNESCO

4.35 p.m.  Round table 3: The economy of peace

Moderator : Mr Fouad Nohra, Master of Conference at Paris Descartes University, Director of Studies at CEDS

  • Economy for peace in end-of-crisis in Africa

Mr Gabriel Galice, Director of Geneva International Peace Research Institute

  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its contribution to the consolidation of peace in Africa

Ms Isabelle Balot, Expert at the UNDP and the European Commission

  • Women's entrepreneurship for peace

Ms Christine Bruneau, President of the NGO Femmes de Demain

5.35 p.m.  Closing

  • Mr Firmin Edouard Matoko, Assistant Director-General for Africa, UNESCO
  • Mr Pascal Chaigneau, Professor at Paris Descartes University, Director of the HEC Center for Geopolitics, Dean of CEDS

Public Conference: “Peace and Development: Challenges of Partnership between Europe and Africa”

The FHB Foundation organizes a public conference on Friday, June 1st, 2018

Theme: "Peace and Development: Challenges of the Partnership between Europe and Africa"

Speaker: Michel Camdessus, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

In the presence of Mr. Daniel Kablan Duncan, Vice-President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

From 10am to 11:30am at the headquarters of the FHB Foundation

Launch of the Sports Activities of the FHB Year – 12 05 2018

The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research has officially launched the sports activities of the Year Felix Houphouet-Boigny on May 12, 2018 in Yamoussoukro by:

  • a journey of peace Felix Houphouët-Boigny
  • and a pétanque competition of peace Félix Houphouët-Boigny.

All these stages saw the participation of many inhabitants of the political capital and especially the authorities of the city of #Yamoussoukro, with their head Mr. Brou KOUAME, Prefect of the Region of Aries.

Launch of 2018 sports activities

Program

6:30 am – 8:30 am: Félix Houphouët-Boigny Health Route, Departure and Arrival planned at the Yamoussoukro Sub-Prefecture

9 am – 5 pm: Pétanque competition of the Peace Félix Houphouët-Boigny at the headquarters of the FHB Foundation

Seminar of the Peace Radio

Under the presidency of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (FHB Foundation), Peace Radio organized a seminar for the preparation of its strategic plan for consolidation and development on February 17 and 18, 2018 in Grand Bassam. The theme was: What positioning for the Peace Radio in the Ivorian audiovisual landscape ?”. Indeed, it was important to take stock of the achievements of the radio to provide new directions at the organizational, technical and communication levels.

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