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Towards a promising collaboration on citizenship and innovation in West Africa

The Regional Office of UNESCO in Dakar and the École Citoyenne de l’Afrique de l’Ouest plan joint efforts in 2017 to promote citizenship and innovation in education for more peaceful and resilient societies.

Established in 2015, the École Citoyenne de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ECAO) aims to contribute to the consolidation of the rule of law in West Africa, in particular. This association is dedicated to inculcate the culture of dialogue, to promote the rule of law and human rights and to bring young people to further engage in socio-political life.
UNESCO-Dakar is implementing a programme on global citizenship education and supports innovation in education to enhance youth employment and entrepreneurship.
Within the framework of their respective programmes, UNESCO Office in Dakar and ECAO discussed, on January 19, on concrete regional and national actions to be implemented in 2017, around two main thematic areas: peace and citizenship on one side, innovation and entrepreneurship, on the other side. Collaboration between the two organizations will enable to mutualize their advantages towards achievement of their respective objectives.

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