Central American Meeting “From Oblivion to Memory”: our African legacy

When, local time: 
Friday, 28 April 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, 30 April 2017 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Panama, Colón
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
m.martell@unesco.org

This Regional Meeting will be dedicated to strengthening the capacities of the educational staff of the Ministries of Education of Costa Rica, Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, with special emphasis on high school education. The goal of the meeting is to improve the teaching of the history and role of Afro-descendants in Central America.
From 28 to 30 April 2017, the Regional Meeting “From Oblivion to Memory: the legacy of Afro-descendant populations to Central America” will take place in Colón, Panama. This activity is framed within the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024) which theme is “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development.” It contributes to the achievement of the objectives of the Slave Route Project funded by UNESCO in Ouidah, Benin, 1994. This Regional Meeting will include the following countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. The objective of the Meeting is to improve the knowledge and teaching on subjects as the slave trade and its consequences; as well as the cultural and historical contributions of Afro-descendants in Central America.

The Meeting is directed to representatives of the Ministries of Education, as including regional and national education advisers, officials specializing in the implementation and design of the curriculum, representatives of the National Commissions for Cooperation with UNESCO and representatives from CECC/SICA. Furthermore, it will include experts of Afro-descendant history and culture, such as Mrs. Rina Cáceres, Mr. Quine Duncan, and Mr. Gerardo Maloney, and Mrs. Carol Britton.