Donation Ceremony at the Mié-N’Gou Center – Photos

On Friday, February 28, 2020, the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research, headed by its Secretary General, Professor Jean-Noël LOUCOU, proceeded to the handover of an amount of 2 million CFA francs to the Mié N’Gou Functional Rehabilitation Center in Yamoussoukro, thanks to the financial support of the National Lottery of Côte d’Ivoire LONACI. This grant will enable the center, established by President Félix Houphouët-Boigny in 1978, to carry out the most urgent rehabilitation work on its buildings. This social action aims at perpetuating the work of the Apostle of Peace.

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World Radio Day 2020 : Round Table – Photos

The West African Network against Clandestine Immigration (REALIC), in collaboration with the Organisation du Conseil des Jeunes de l’Entente (OCJE), the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (FHB Foundation), organised the 2020 edition of World Radio Day. This celebration took place on February 12 and 13 in Yamoussoukro. It focused on two themes: “Youth and Irregular Migration in Côte d’Ivoire, the role of radio in the struggle” and “Youth and Promotion of the Culture of Peace during the electoral period”. A round table was held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the headquarters of the FHB Foundation to give the floor to youth leaders from Yamoussoukro, collect their opinions on the level of contribution of young people in the fight against illegal immigration and highlight with them possible solutions for peaceful elections without violence.

World Radio Day 2020 : Public broadcast – Photos

The West African Network to Fight Against Clandestine Immigration (REALIC), in collaboration with the Organisation du Conseil des Jeunes de l’Entente (OCJE), the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (FHB Foundation), organised the 2020 edition of World Radio Day. This celebration took place on February 12 and 13 in Yamoussoukro. It focused on two themes: “Youth and Irregular Migration in Côte d’Ivoire, the role of radio in the struggle” and “Youth and Promotion of the Culture of Peace during the electoral period”. The recording of a public broadcast on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Yamoussoukro Scientific High School, broadcast live by the radio of the FHB Foundation, the Radio of Peace, saw the participation of students of the said high school. On the menu, awareness on the risks related to illegal emigration, debate and quiz.

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Training and Exchange Workshop 11/29/2019 – Photos

The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research, in partnership with the Institut Afrique Monde (IAM), organized a training and exchange workshop on interreligious and intercultural dialogue in Côte d'Ivoire.

Theme: Contribution of youth to the Promotion of a Culture of Peace, Non-Violence and Prevention of Religious Extremism in Côte d'Ivoire

Date: November 28 and 29, 2019

Location: Headquarters of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research - Yamoussoukro

On November 28 and 29, 2019, a training workshop was held on the theme: "Youth contribution to the promotion of the culture of peace, non-violence and the prevention of religious extremism" organized by the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (FHB Foundation) in cooperation with the Institut Afrique Monde (IAM).

This workshop brought together forty young leaders from seventeen faith-based organizations and associations and academics. Its objective was to equip participants with adequate tools for the promotion of peace and social cohesion in Côte d'Ivoire.

Training and Exchange Workshop – Photos

The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research, in partnership with the Institut Afrique Monde (IAM), organized a training and exchange workshop on interreligious and intercultural dialogue in Côte d'Ivoire.

Theme: Contribution of Religious Leaders to the Promotion of a Culture of Peace, Non-Violence and Prevention of Religious Extremism in Côte d'Ivoire

Date: November 26 and 27, 2019

Location: Headquarters of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research - Yamoussoukro

The workshop had the following objectives:

  • to pacify inter-religious relations in Côte d'Ivoire by cultivating non-violence, tolerance and acceptance of cultural diversity;
  • to prevent religious extremism in Côte d'Ivoire;
  • to get religious people involved in the consolidation of peace and social cohesion;
  • and to create the platform of religious leaders in Côte d'Ivoire.

Opening of the Exhibition organized by the Institute of African History, Art and Archaeology – Photos

Opening of the Exhibition organized by the Institute of African History, Art and Archaeology (IHAAA) in partnership with the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research on the theme: "The train from Abidjan to Ouagadougou 1898-1958", on November 25, 2019 in the Great Hall of the FHB Foundation in Yamoussoukro.

Exhibition curators: Evelyne Lodugnon Kalou and Mathias Savadogo.

On November 25, 2019, the opening of the photographic exhibition on the theme: "The train from Abidjan to Ouagadougou: 1898-1958" took place at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Research Foundation (FHB Foundation). This exhibition was organized by the association "Images et Mémoires" in partnership with the FHB Foundation, the History Department of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny University and the Institute of African History, Art and Archaeology (IHAAA). It aimed at raising awareness of the active participation of Côte d'Ivoire in the implementation of the railway from 1898 to 1958. Photographs illustrating the vision of the railway, the engineering railway school, the earthworks, the completion and laying of the track marked this exhibition.

In his opening speech, the Secretary General of the FHB Foundation congratulated the two curators of the exhibition, namely Dr. Evelyne Lodugnon Kalou and Dr. Mathias Savadogo. He added that this exhibition was part of the noble mission of the institution he directs, namely to be a place of meetings and exchanges. For him, people need to know their history which is the memory of their identity. He concluded by affirming that the railway has been a factor in bringing together the peoples of Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire.

Dinner-Gala – Presentation of the FHB Research Award – Photos

The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research organised on October 17 and 18, 2019 the Commemorative Days of the Birthday of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny. These days ended in the evening of October 18, 2019 with a gala dinner at the FHB Foundation which was enhanced by the effective presence of the former First Lady Mrs Henriette Konan Bédié. During this dinner, the winners of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Research Award were honoured. It is about:

  • Dr. Charles Gadé Sylvain for doctoral theses
  • and Mr. Kassoum Zié Ouattara for the master's theses.

At the end of the days commemorating the birth of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny, the winners of the second edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Prize for Research were awarded on the evening of Friday, 18 October 2019, during a gala dinner hosted by the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (FHB Foundation). This prize is awarded each year for the best research work relating to President Félix Houphouët-Boigny. This award ceremony was held with the effective presence of Mrs Henriette Konan Bédié, wife of the President of the PDCI-RDA and Senator Mrs Makani Diaby, 1st Vice-President of the Senate, who represented the President of the said institution.

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Book Signing Ceremony – Photos

The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research organized the Commemorative Days of the Birthday of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny on October 17 and 18, 2019. A dedication ceremony for the books published by FHB Editions and/or on Félix Houphouët-Boigny took place at the FHB Foundation Bookshop in Yamoussoukro in the late afternoon of October 18, 2019. The authors who signed their works are:

  • Prof. Jean-Noël Loucou for the 6 volumes of "Discours et Messages" by Félix Houphouët-Boigny
  • Prof. Frédéric Grah Mel for the biography in 3 volumes on Félix Houphouët-Boigny
  • Professor Thot'o Amani Sroboua for "The Akhan and Pharonic Egypt"
  • Professor Amani N'goran for "Oedipal Psychodrama - The Psychodynamic Issue of the Football Game"
  • Prof. Ferdinand Tionan Ouattara for "History of the Institute of African History, Art and Archaeology (IHAAA) of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny University Côte d'Ivoire (1969-2017)".
  • Mrs. Sophie Koné Boating for the comic strip on Félix Houphouët-Boigny
  • and Mr. Jérôme Kouakou Ya for "Public Tribute to Félix Houphouët-Boigny"

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