African conference on promotion of peace, security set for January in Mauritania

African conference on promotion of peace, security set for January in Mauritania
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In partnership with the government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, the African Conference for the Promotion of Peace  has announced announces the 4th international forum which is set for next month.

According to the  African Conference for the Promotion of Peace announced the conference will be held in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, between January 9 and 11 2024 under the patronage of the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Sheikh Al-Ghazouani and  will be chaired by  Sheikh Abdullah bin Beh , the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum.

The title “Ancient Education in Africa: Science and Peace” was chosen by the African Conference for the Promotion of Peace for its 4th conference.

According to organisers, this selection coincides with the historic decision of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to include the Mauritanian Museum on the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

The African Conference praised this step, which reflects the great care given by the Mauritanian president to the museum and its outcomes, in order to encourage and preserve the scientific, cultural, religious and intellectual heritage of this ancient institution from extinction and to protect it from fading in the face of the sweeping torrent of globalization and the crisis ideas that threaten the cultural identity of the countries of the continent.

In this context, the fourth forum deals with ancient education, represented by what the historical experience of African societies has created in terms of private educational institutions, which have always been roots of authentic knowledge, bridges of communication and happy coexistence, impenetrable fortresses, and calls for division and difference, incubators of the values of peace and brotherhood, and tributaries of Islamic authentic African identity.

By presenting this important topic, the African Conference for the Promotion of Peace as a platform for fruitful partnership and beneficial dialogue, between decision-makers, religious leaders and various societal elites, seeks to contribute - along with its other partners from regional and international organizations - to investigate ways through which ancient education can regain its full role and ways in which it can be effective in promoting peace and the spirit of harmony and strengthening the immunity of societies, and how to enrich this authentic experience with the latest modern educational approaches.

As part of the activities of the 4th forum, the second edition of the Youth and Women Peacemakers Summit in Africa will be held, under the title: “Ancient Education: Fortification and Empowerment.”

Under the patronage of the First Lady, Dr. Maryam Muhammad Fadel Al-Dah, wife of the Mauritanian president, this summit provides the opportunity for a serious dialogue between youth and feminist leaders with decision-makers and scholars to present their ideas and highlight their views on issues of peace and the future of the continent.

The annual international forum of the African Peace Conference is considered the most prominent intellectual and cultural event on the African continent, bringing together decision-makers from the continent’s presidents, representatives of African governments, heads of jurisprudence councils and Sharia councils, senior scholars, preachers, and leaders of religious affairs with the most prominent youth and feminist leaders to come up with scientific and intellectual approaches that benefit people and last for the land.

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