The first edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Festival for the Promotion of Ivorian Values was held on September 7 and 8, 2018 at the Institute of Communication Sciences and Techniques (ISTC) in Abidjan. This Festival was initiated by Mr. Khalil HESNÉ, economic operator and organized by the Elites Channel Network of Côte d’Ivoire. Indeed, the objective of this festival was to make known to the young Ivorian generation the vision of Felix Houphouet-Boigny for his country.
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.
On the occasion of the “Félix Houphouët-Boigny Year” commemorating the 25th anniversary of the death of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny, the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for the Search for Peace (FHB Foundation) officially launched the activities by a march and a petanque competition on May 12, 2018 in Yamoussoukro.
The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for the Search for Peace (FHB Foundation) commemorates, throughout 2018, the twenty-fifth anniversary of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny‘s death. This celebration called “The Felix Houphouet-Boigny Year” revolves around scientific, festive, religious and sports activities.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
9 am : Deposit of a wreath of flowers on the tomb of President Houphouët-Boigny.
10 am-11:30 am: Official launch ceremony of the year Houphouët-Boigny at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation of Yamoussoukro.
11:30 am-12 pm: Inauguration of the exhibition on the life and work of Félix Houphouët-Boigny.
12 pm : Cocktail
5 pm-6:30 pm : Inaugural Conference on the theme: “Peace and Regional Integration Policy of Félix Houphouët-Boigny” by His Excellency Jean-Marie Kakou Gervais, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Sunday, January 28, 2018
10:30 am : Mass of thanksgiving at the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro.
On October 18 and 19, 2017, the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (FHB Foundation) revived the memory of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny, the founder of modern Côte d’Ivoire, through a series of events both in Abidjan and Yamoussoukro, marking the anniversary of his birth; October 18, 1905. These events were called “Commemorative Days of the Birth of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny” and were furnished for two days by:
- a mass of thanksgiving and a public lecture on the first day in Abidjan
- and the screening of an excerpt from an animated film and the inauguration of the institution’s bookstore at its headquarters in Yamoussoukro on the second day.
On October 18, 2016, the President of the Republic, HE Mr. Alassane Ouattara, presided over the signing ceremony of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny's "Speech and Messages" book at the Abidjan District Hotel. This ceremony was organized by the Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny for the Research of Peace (FHB Foundation), which coincided with the 111th anniversary of the birth (October 18, 1905 - October 18, 2016) of Father of the Modern Côte d'Ivoire.