3rd World Congress on Transdisciplinarity (Virtual)

Presentation

Transdisciplinarity has already a quite long history​. The word itself was coined in 1970 by Jean Piaget, but its meaning was clarified only in 1985, when Basarab Nicolescu proposed the pillars of transdisciplinarity. In 1987 was founded in Paris the International Center for Transdisciplinary Research and Studies (CIRET).

The First World Congress of Transdisciplinarity was held from November 2th to 7th in 1994 at Convento de Arrábida, Portugal. The participants at the congress adopted the Charter of Transdisciplinarity which has been signed by several hundreds of transdisciplinary researchers in the world. In 2005, the Second World Congress of Transdisciplinarity took place in Vitoria / Vila Velha, Brazil. Many other important national and international congresses have been held all over the world. The last in date was the International Congress ATLAS 2018 “The Transdisciplinary Being”, at the University Babes-Bolyai in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Several applications have been implemented all over the world, e.g. in Education, Health, Arts, Sustainable Development and the dialogue between Science and Religion. Additionally, PhD programs in transdisciplinarity exist now in several universities. We can currently affirm that the international movement of transdisciplinarity has reached its maturity and new paths of research are being opened.

The aim of this congress is to bring together the largest number of participants from various national and international institutions in order to study the latest theoretical and practical developments of transdisciplinarity and to imagine new theoretical models, experiences and actions to face the extraordinary challenges of the 21st century, such as Planetary Education, Transhumanism, Artificial Intelligence, Destructive Technologies, Health, Poverty, Destruction of biologic diversity, Climate Change, War, Violence and many other problems that afflict human beings and all living beings on this planet.

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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Students Trained in the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence

The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (FHB Foundation) organized a seminar for the members of the executive board of the Mister and Miss University Association Côte d’Ivoire (MMU-CI) on 9 and August 10, 2018 in Yamoussoukro. The theme of this seminar was “Student Engagement and Promoting the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence in Academia”. The MMU-CI is an international non-political, non-denominational non-profit association whose activities are directed towards students. Its purpose is the promotion of peace, non-violence and individual freedoms.

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Professional drivers trained in the Culture of Peace, Citizenship and the Fight against Road Insecurity

The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research organized jointly with the National Network for the Wellbeing of Drivers (RENABEC) and the Office of Road Safety (OSER) representing the Ministry of Transport, a training seminar on November 29 and 30, 2017 on the theme: “The commitment of professional drivers to the promotion of active citizenship, the culture of peace and the fight against road safety in Côte d’Ivoire”.

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Fight against Violence: 60 young people trained in the Culture of Peace and Democratic Citizenship

The fight against the recrudescence of violence in the region of Marahoué is a major concern for all populations. In schools, it is acutely that remedies are considered in order to circumscribe the specter of violence and the incitious acts that are gaining momentum. It is in this context that a training and capacity-building workshop was organized for students from Zuénoula at the Foyer des jeunes, on October 20 and 21, 2017. It is an initiative of the Youth Parliament of Côte d’Ivoire (PJCI) Zuénoula section, in partnership with the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (FHB Foundation).

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Members of the Peace and Non-Violence Club of Daloa University trained

A seminar on "Students committed to the promotion of the Culture of Peace, Democracy, Human Rights and Reconciliation" was held on April 13 and April 14, 2017 in Yamoussoukro, To the Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny for Peace Research. It brought together thirty-seven students, all members of the club of peace and nonviolence of the University Jean Lorougnon Guédé of Daloa. Papers were presented on the following themes:

  • Education to the values of the culture of peace,
  • Community mobilization,
  • And social dialogue and advocacy.

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