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Sunday, January 24, 2021

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Date: Sunday 24 January 2021

Location: National Museum of the DRC, Kinshasa - online




The Universal Peace Federation, UPF Africa is pleased to invite you to take part in marking the International Day of African and Afro-descendant Culture that it is organizing in collaboration with the UPF National Chapter, the Ambassadors for Peace and a College of Advisors to the Presidency of the Democratic Republic of Congo this Sunday, January 24, 2021.


This international gathering of dedication to peace, culture and development for unity in Africa, under the High Patronage of His Excellency Mr. Felix TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Head of State, will take place at the National Museum in Kinshasa on January 24, 2021 and will be streamed online and on social media networks in Africa and around the world.

Several renowned personalities and panelists from the DRC and other African nations and the world will speak on this occasion.


Indeed, UNESCO has proclaimed 24 January as World Day for African and Afro-descendant Culture at its 40th session of the General Conference in 2019. This date coincides with the adoption of the Charter for the Cultural Renaissance of Africa, adopted by the Heads of State and Government of the African Union in 2006.

Each year, on 24 January, the World Day of African and Afro-descendant Culture will celebrate the many living cultures of the African continent and the African Diasporas around the world, and promote these as an effective lever for sustainable development, dialogue and peace.




13 : 45 (Kinshasa time) Musical entertainment


14:00 - 15:30 OPENING SESSION

Moderator: Rev Jean Pierre Kadima, President FFWPU Africa/Director for Central Africa, UPF


- Welcome address: Counsellor Eddy LUKUNA WABANTU, Counsellor to the Head of State for Cultural, Artistic and Religious Affairs

- Opening statement by the Regional President FFWPU-Africa


- Keynote speeches :

-Address by His Excellency President Goodluck Jonathan, Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chairman of the International Council at the UPF Peace Summit (IPF-Africa),

-Special Statement on World Peace and Korean Reunification, by Dr. Thomas Walsh, Chairman of UPF International


15:30 - 15:45  Break - Music





Moderator: DR. Florimond KWETEMINGA TSHIOKO, Chairman of UPF - DRC, former Government Minister


Theme 1 : UPF: Vision, Values, Principles and Practices for a Reconciled, United, Prosperous and Peaceful Nation and World

Speaker: Dr. Paterne ZINSOU, Vice President UPF Africa


Theme 2: "Building Peace in the Minds of Men and Women, a Comparative Approach to Sacred Scripture" How can this contribute to inter-religious unity and the promotion of moral values?

Speaker: TBD  


Theme 3: "Is a high standard of living, quality of life and well-being for all possible? »

Speaker: Dr. Noel MUADIAMVITA TSHIANI, economist, World Bank expert, candidate for the 2018 presidential election.


Theme 4:

"Well-trained and sufficiently qualified citizens supporting science, technology and innovation".

Speaker: Professor Adalbert ALOKI OTSHUMAMPITA, Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Technical, Artistic and Technological Institutes and former Senator


Theme 5:

How can measures be put in place to sustainably manage the DRC's rich biodiversity, forests, land and waters, and use mainly adaptation measures to address climate change risks?

Speaker: DR. Benjamin TOIRAMBE BAMONINGA, Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, DRC


17:00 - 17:15 Break - Music


17:15 - 18:30 CLOSING SESSION


Moderator: Mr. Adama Doumbia, UPF Africa Regional President


Message of Peace: by Sen Driss Senda, Chairman of UPF-Congo

-Artistic and Cultural Activities for Young People

- Award of Peace Ambassadors  

Reading of the Main Recommendations of the Celebration


Closing Remarks by Ms. Katherine Rigney, UPF Chairman for the Africa Region


We are convinced that your participation in this important event for peace and human development will greatly contribute to its success.


Please accept my best wishes.



Mrs. Katherine H. Rigney

Chairman of UPF Africa Region