First MOST Forum of Ministers of Social Development for Central Africa

When, local time: 
Monday, 24 October 2016 - 8:00am to Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 9:00pm
Where: 
Cameroon, Yaounde
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
Yvonne Matuturu, y.matuturu@unesco.org / Cecilie Golden, c.golden@unesco.org

The first MOST Forum of Ministers of Social Development for Central Africa will take place in Yaoundé, from 24 to 26 October 2016, at the invitation of the Government of Cameroon. Co-organized with the UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme, the event will be hosted by H.E. Ms Madeleine Tchuinté, Minister of Scientific Research and Innovation of Cameroon.

This MOST Forum will focus on the theme of “Insecurity and Migration in Central Africa: Impact on Women and Youth”.

The Forum’s aim will be

- to share knowledge, expertise and experience on developing and implementing innovative, evidence-based, effective public policies, and
- to establish relevant, credible, and actionable agendas for translating rigorous social science knowledge into policy action within the context of the Forum.

It will culminate in the adoption of a policy-oriented Ministerial Declaration, responding to the challenges related to the theme, and an Action Plan.

The results of the Forum will contribute to implement the MOST Programme's Strategy adopted at the 199th session of UNESCO's Executive Board, and to the new 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.