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Experts to Validate ECOWAS Reference Manual on the Culture of Peace
an article by ECOWAS press release

Regional experts are to meet in Ouagadougou, the Burkina Faso capital, from 2-6 July, 2012, to validate the ECOWAS Reference Manual on the Culture of Peace, Human Rights, Citizenship, and Regional Integration.



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The main objective of the technical meeting co-sponsored by the ECOWAS Commission and the African Development Bank, through the ECOWAS Peace Fund, is improve and validate the Manual, borrowing from the benefits of a wide consultative process initiated in 2006 across the West African region, and from the experiences of experts in peace-building in the region and outside, including from UNESCO.

This is part of efforts at fostering regional integration within the framework of the Support to ECOWAS for Peace Development Project (PADEP), supported by the African Development Bank.

The Manual when validated will be made available in the three ECOWAS working languages English, French and Portuguese - for easy dissemination and operationalization across the region.

UNESCO, which has been the implementing partner for the development of this Manual since the inception of the PADEP project is the facilitator of the event that will produce the first Reference Manual of its kind for the Training of Trainers on the culture of peace.

The workshop will be attended by experts from each ECOWAS Member State, resource persons from Universities, Centres of Excellence and civil society organizations, representatives of development partners, including the African Development Bank, the Organization Internationale de la Francophonie, the German Agency for International Development (GIZ), the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and ECOWAS Commission officials.

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This report was posted on July 3, 2012.