A UNESCO delegation for Cameroon, Angola, Burundi, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, SAPound o Tome and Principe, and Chad, led by Khaled Salah, Director of the Regional Multi-sectoral Office in Yaunde, recently held a meeting in Libreville (Gabon) with the General Secretary of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC), the Ambassador Ahmad Allam-Mi, to review projects such as Youth and Culture for Peace.
The initiative for the programme is based on the fact that “the peace and security needed in Africa cannot be built without the contribution from the young Africans who make up over 35% of the population of our States. As such, the youth of Africa is potentially a real indispensable resource for social transformation, and the entrenchment of a culture of peace”.
With respect to the Poles of Excellence in Technologies and the Technological for Universities (PETU), the aim of which is to reorganise the academic education system in member countries, creating competitive centres of excellence, training and research, it is currently facing a series of difficulties with implementation.
For that reason, the UNESCO representative expressed willingness to work with the CEEAC to compensate for the deficiencies and delays in the deployment of the project.
Finally, the UNESCO representative shared with the CEEAC a new project to preserve Chad lake, a project which will include the drawing up of an inventory of water, natural, socio-economic and cultural resources, with the aim of strengthening local skills in protecting natural and cultural resources, through actions to recover specific ecosystems and promote a green economy.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea