Building peace in the minds of men and women

Partners' Forum: Alliance for Africa

Mobilize funds and resources for the implementation of the Culture of Peace projects and initiatives in Africa and diaspora.

The Partners' Forum is in line with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030 and the Aspirations of the African Union's Agenda 2063.

The Partners' Forum marked the commitment, at the level of the nations, of the relevant stakeholders mobilized around a common cause: the future of the African continent. The diversity of partners underscored the extent of international commitment to peace in Africa. The Forum aimed to demonstrate in a tangible manner the crucial importance of consolidating existing partnerships and creating new ones to ensure UNESCO's viability, visibility and relevance in the 21st century.




A'salfo tells us about his role as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

 and about the role that artists must play in the culture of peace


1.  United Nations, International Organizations, Development Bank

Moderator: Ms Audrey Pulvar, Journalist, Founder and CEO of African Patter


  • H.E. Mr Tomas Ulicny, Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Union in Angola ;
  • H.E. Mr Yang Shen, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the People’s Republic of China to UNESCO ;
  • H.E. Mr Ibrahim Albalawi, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to UNESCO;
  • Ms Stéphanie Gottwald, XPRIZE Judge and Professor of Linguistics and Literacy, Tufts University, (USA); 
  • Mr Dominique Roland, Director of the Arts Centre, Enghien les bains.


2. Private Sectors, Foundations, and Media

Moderator: Ms Audrey Pulvar, Journalist, Founder and CEO of African Patter


  • Mr Guido Brusco, Executive Vice President for Sub-Saharan Region, ENI ;
  • Mr Danrui Wang, CEO of Weidong Group, China ;
  • Mr Samba Bathily, Founder of the Africa Development Solutions Group ;
  • Mr Didier Drogba, Vice President of Peace and Sport ;
  • Mr Olivier Juny, Chief Executive Officer of Total Angola ;
  • Ms Eva Cortez, Executive Director of Banco BNI, Angola.


3. Civil society networks –Cultural Festivals – Culture and sports organizations

Moderator: Ms Audrey Pulvar, Journalist, Founder and CEO of African Patter


  • Mr Yacouba Konaté, General Manager of the Abidjan Performing Arts Market (MASA);
  • Mr Ardiouma Soma, General Delegate of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO);
  • Mr Seidnaly Sidhamed « Alphadi », UNESCO Artist for Peace - President of the International Fashion Festival in Africa (FIMA) ;
  • Mr A'Salfo, Ambassadeur de bonne volonté de l'UNESCO - Commissaire général du Festival des Musiques Urbaines d'Anoumabo (FEMUA) ;
  • Mr Frédéric Jacquemin, Managing Director AFRICALIA;
  • Mr Jean Noël Loucou, Permanent Secretary of the Network of Foundations and Research Institutions for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace ;
  • Mr Ekene Johnpaul Ikwelle, President of the Pan-African Youth Network for a Culture of Peace.