The 2nd edition of the Biennale of Luanda was held in an innovative hybrid format, combining face-to-face and virtual events. Over 4 days, the event gathered high-level participants from governments, international institutions, the private sector, the artistic and scientific communities, and many more. Among the participants were:
The Presidents of Angola, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome and Principe and Portugal, the Vice-Presidents of Namibia and Costa Rica took part in the Opening Ceremony along with UNESCO DDG, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the African Union and AU Commissioner for Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment.
acting as speakers, moderators, session chairs including senior officials from the African Union, UNESCO, ICESCO, the Regional Economic Commissions (RECs), technical and financial partners as well as representatives of the United Nations system from over 60 countries.
from all African countries and representatives of the Diaspora, of which 9 were present in Luanda.
from institutions, civil society, the private sector, academic institutions and international organisations in Africa and its Diaspora, and other regions of the world.
committed to the Culture of Peace, from different continents.
were represented in Virtual Pavilions showcasing rich content on cultural diversity and examples of national initiatives, as well as partners and associated personalities.
The Biennale was talked about worldwide, both in traditional media and social media.
International press coverage
As a result of the Biennale of Luanda 2021, some key texts were adopted by the participants, putting into concrete action some of the recommendations and conclusions from the discussions which took place.