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.
The Christmas tree has become an institution at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (Fondation FHB). The promise made by Mr. Jean-Noël Loucou, General Secretary of the FHB Foundation, at the first Christmas tree is now a reality. He even confirmed it in his opening remarks, he who remains so attached to children and family values.
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”.
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).
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.