Seminar on the history of genocide for Cameroun, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 9:00am to Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Cameroon, Yaoundé
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

UNESCO and the Shoah Memorial organize jointly a seminar for managers of the education ministries of Cameroun, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The seminar will take place on 21 and 22 October 2015. It is organized by the Office of UNESCO in Yaoundé and the ministries in charge of education in Cameroun. The seminar will deal with education about the history of genocides, in particular the genocide of the Jewish people during the Second World War and the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994.

This initiave is a follow on a series of actions taken by UNESCO and the Shoah Memorial with senior representatives of education ministries in the Africa region. It is part of UNESCO's programme to promote education about the Holocaust and other genocides, as a vital tool for human rights and the culture of peace.

The seminar will gather mostly inspectors of the ministries of education and will enable them to design training programmes for teachers and ensure that these complex and sensitive subjects are more and better taught in the classrooms of their country.

The Genocide Memorial in Kigali will, for the first time, participate in an event oganized by UNESCO on this issue.

The project is supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.