In this section you can find the main documents produced during the activities of the Community of Practices
The Community of Practices: African Humanism for Peace with Eco-human Development
On September 20th and 21st, 2013 in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The Community of Practices was discussed, decided and launched during the first meeting ofthe Network, on the basis of the proposal of prof. Paolo Orefice,Chairholder of UNESCO Chair at Florence University. The Community represents one of the research-tool of the Network and it also represents an operational tool to foster dialogue and exchange of experiences and reflections among all those who are giving origin to the Network. The Community of Practices actually is coordinated by Transdisciplinary UNESCO Chair on "Human Development and Culture of Peace" at the University of Florence and the first results area presented during the International Day of Peace and 25th anniversary of the International Congress on Peace in the Mind of Men,Yamoussoukro.
In this section you can find the first references for the development of activities of the Community of Practice.
The UNESCO action in favor of a culture of peace in Africa is placed in the context of the implementation of the “Iintersectoral and Interdisciplinary Program of Action for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence” as well as in the Mid-Term Strategy (2014 -2021) of UNESCO, which has identified "building peace by building inclusive, peaceful and resilient societies" as one of two main areas of action for Africa. As such, the Operational Strategy for priority Africa integrates the development of Flagship programmes for the next four years, with the first one entitled "Promoting a culture of peace and non-violence". This action also aims to contributing to the implementation of programmes on regional integration, peace, security and democracy established in the African Union Commission Strategic Plan. It also aims at the implementation of the Charter for African Cultural Renaissance, the “Make Peace Happen” Campaign launched by the African Union in 2010, and its 2063 Agenda for the Development of Africa. The overall objective of this action for Africa is to rely on sources of inspiration and the potential of cultural, natural and human resources of the continent and to identify concrete proposals of action for building a sustainable peace, which is the cornerstone of endogenous development and Pan-Africanism. The "Action Plan for a Culture of Peace in Africa" adopted in Luanda (Angola), in March 2013, provides the framework: the objectives, the general recommendations and the proposals for action.