Togo hosts 5th ECOWAS Ministers of Culture meeting
an article by APA in Star Africa
The Culture Ministers of the Economic Community of West
African States (ECOWAS) will meet on 29 and 30 January 2015
in Lomé, Togo, for their 5th regular meeting to discuss some key
documents of the Community’s programmes and cultural events.
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These documents will be submitted for their consideration by
the Technical Committee of Experts of the Culture of ECOWAS,
commonly called Technical Committee, which will meet from 27
to 29 January 2015 in the Togolese capital.
A statement by the ECOWAS Commission on Monday in Abuja
noted that the ministers will be informed of the achievements,
constraints, challenges and opportunities identified during the
various consultations and the implementation of cultural
development programmes and action plans.
The expert meeting will also provide the Regional Cultural
Programme for the period 2015-2017 and analyze reports of
several previous meetings on cultural issues.
The experts will also discuss the findings of the validation
meeting of the study on the first Forum of ECOWAS on
education for a culture of peace through inter-religious dialogue.
In addition to experts and Ministers of Culture of member states
and staff of the ECOWAS Commission, the Lomé meeting will
also bring together resource persons, including representatives
of religious organizations such as the Christian religion, the
Islamic religion and endogenous religions.
Representatives of development partners and civil society
organizations working in the members area of culture will also
participate in this meeting, while January 31, 2015 will be
dedicated to the organization of cultural events in the Togolese
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