Organized in Cotonou from May 26 to 28, 2015, the International Symposium on the launching of the African Initiative for Education for Peace and Development through Inter-religious and Intercultural Dialogue is once again in the news. On May 26 and 27, 2016, a workshop was held at the Cotonou congress center to review the modalities of the official start of the second edition.
This meeting of great importance was initiated by the President of the Pan-African Center for Prospective Social (CPPS-IAT), Professor Albert Tévoédjrè, attended by several personalities. At the opening of the meeting, the Chair of the CPPS-IAT clarified that the purpose of this workshop was to harmonize views and modalities for better financing of the project. He returned to the manifesto published after the launch of the project in 2015, which received a good rating from international organizations. "It is time to say if this manifesto has produced effects. We want this workshop to deliver a program that will allow international funding institutions to bring their perspectives to bear on what will be composed, "he said. This meeting benefited from the effective participation of the Benin government through its Minister of the Interior, Sacca Lafia, and other personalities from Burkina Faso, Togo, Côte d'Ivoire and others. This demonstrates their concern for the maintenance of peace in Africa and in the world. He particularly addressed his thanks to the Togolese and Ivorian heads of State, Faure Gnassigbé Eyadéma and Alassane Dramane Ouattara, who worked for the sustainability of this initiative, not to mention the Japanese government for the granting of a sum of two million to support the initiative. "It is not a government project but a people's project, we want an international network to support what we want to do and we need people to help us in this reform, he concluded.