The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, will open the Regional Meeting Of African National Commissions for UNESCO set to come off September 11th-14th 2022 in Accra.
A statement from the Ghana Commission for UNESCO announced the news, revealing the program is a three-day meeting on UNESCO’s Global Priority Africa Flagship Programme and will come off at the Tang Palace Hotel.
The theme for the meeting is “Mobilizing Partnership for the Global Priority Africa Programme”
The statement read: “The Ghana Commission for UNESCO will welcome next week, African National Commissions for UNESCO in Accra to participate in a three-day meeting on UNESCO’s Global Priority Africa Flagship Programme, from 11th – 14th September 2022 at the Tang Palace Hotel. The theme for the meeting is “Mobilizing Partnership for the Global Priority Africa Programme”.
“The meeting is to bring together the National Commissions (NatComs), as key stakeholders of the Global Priority Africa programme to deliberate upon Africa’s collective actions towards a renewed implementation agenda.
“The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, will open the meeting.”
The statement continued: “An Accra Declaration on Global Priority Africa by Secretaries-General of National Commissions for UNESCO is envisaged at the end of the three-day Conference to commit Secretaries–General and their respective Governments to the strategic actions to be agreed upon in the implementation process.”
The meeting is being held with several key objectives in mind, one of which is to raise awareness of the five flagships for National Commissions to be able to prioritize, participate in the Global Priority Africa flagships and effectively implement them.
A secondary objective will be to engage National Commissions and experts to share experiences on best practices and to share ideas on the implementation process.
Finally, it is to capacitate National Commissions in Member States become effective national champions in the Global Priority Africa flagships in terms of mobilisation for partnerships, resources and advocacy.
The UNESCO PRIORITY AFRICA PROGRAMME was established in 1984 in furtherance of the organisation’s mandate of providing responses to the continent’s developmental challenges.
UNESCO’s support to Africa under its Global Priority Africa Programme is geared towards ‘an integrated, prosperous, and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens, and representing a dynamic force in the global arena’ – an objective which also aligns with the broad continental vision of the Africa Union – ‘The Africa We Want’, Vision 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Situated in the Ministry of Education, Accra, the Ghana Commission for UNESCO (Ghana NatCom) is a specialized agency of the government subvented under the Ministry of Education with the mandate to foster multilateral relations between UNESCO and its member states and Ghana.