Ivory Coast: UNESCO announces the creation of a school for the Culture of Peace in Yamoussoukro

… EDUCATION FOR PEACE …

An article by Abidjan.net (translated by CPNN)

The Deputy Director for Africa of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Edouard Firmin Matoko announced Tuesday the creation of a school for the Culture of Peace in Yamoussoukro , the Ivorian political capital, during a meeting.

Matoko
Edouard Firmin Matoko

Called the “Pan-African center for research and advanced training in the culture of peace”, the school is expected to open in a year at the latest”, or in 2017. Mr. Matoko spoke during a workshop of experts from UNESCO, the African Union (AU) and the State of Côte d’Ivoire.

The school will be housed within the Felix Houphouet Boigny Foundation for Peace Research, he continued hoping that “the procedures will move rapidly.”

“Following validation by the Cabinet in Ivory Coast, the creation of this school must be submitted to the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in July in Kigali (Rwanda)”, he added.

The educational content, teachers’ profiles and the cost of training have not yet been defined for the Pan-African center for research and advanced training in the culture of peace, but the objective will be ” capacity building of decision-makers in the values ​​of peace and citizenship”, according to the permanent ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to UNESCO, Denise Houphouet.

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