Workshop on the achievements of the Slave Route project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

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Organized by UNESCO Office in Kinshasa, in collaboration with the National Commission for UNESCO in the DRC and the Representation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in the country, this initiative is part of the commemoration of the International Day of the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition (23 August), and the International Year of People of African Descent.
Bringing together different stakeholders in charge of education, culture, higher education and research, but also the diplomatic representations in the country, the activities scheduled for this day include:

• the official presentation and symbolic handing to the UNESCO Associated Schools in DRC of the manual “La traite négrière, l’esclavage et les violences coloniales en République Démocratique du Congo” [The slave trade, slavery and colonial violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo], which has just been published;
• the screening of the documentary "Slave Routes: A Global Vision"
• the workshop, focussed on the achievements of the Slave Route project in the DRC. It will help assessing the prospects for the future, defining a roadmap for the project in the country and to reorganize the National Executive Committee and the Steering Board of the Slave Route project. The ultimate goal is the effective implementation of itineraries of the memory related to slave trade and slavery in the country.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 23.08.2011 08:40 local time
End 23.08.2011 15:00 local time
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Focal point Folly-Reimann, Ayele
Organizer Bureau UNESCO de Kinshasa
Contact Pascal LUZALA
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
City Kinshasa / Gombe
Venue Venus Hôtel
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event French
Estimated number of participants 200
Official Website La route de l'esclave
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