Educating, training youths for a peace culture

Porto Novo- Benin (PANA) -- A sub-regional meeting on youth education and training for a culture of peace in Africa opened Thursday in Porto Novo, with the aim of identifying the causes and forms of conflicts on the continent.
Organised by the Pan African Centre for Social Forecast (CPPS) with the financial support of UNESCO and the International Francophonie Organisation, the meeting brings together 40 researchers in history, sociologists and politicians from eight African countries.
According to CCPS director, Albert Ekué, the meeting will identify the causes and formation of conflicts and violence in Africa, to look for ways of remedying them through the culture of peace and insist on the importance of youth education and training for a culture of peace.
Benin's Youth, Sports and Leisure Minister, Valentin Aditi Houdé, said that in Africa hotbeds of conflict and tension have sown grief in families, thus turning thousands of people into victims, including the youths.
Participants are from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Sierra Leone and Togo.

07 september 2001 22:20:00

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