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Didier Drogba brings peace through sport to the Biennale of Luanda

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Didier Drogba brings peace through sport to the Biennale of Luanda

Peace and Sport shares their plans to promote the use of sport for peace at the upcoming Biennale of Luanda and discusses their app for the Peace and Sport Methodology.

Peace and Sport – the organisation which promotes peace using the power of sport – participates in the 1st edition of the "Biennale of Luanda: Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace" as part of its partnership with UNESCO. The Biennale is co-organised by UNESCO, Angola and the African Union and will be held in Angola from 18 to 22 September 2019. It is aimed at delegates from governments, civil society, the private sector, the artistic and scientific community, academic institutions and international organisations.

The vice president of Peace and Sport, Didier Drogba, will be speaking at the session entitled “A multi-stakeholder movement to build peace and development in Africa”, on September 18. He will highlight the importance of investing in programmes that use the values of sport to benefit young people in the education system: in clubs, as well as at local, regional and national levels. Additionally, he will present the Peace and Sport Methodology which develops adapted exercises to embrace the positive values of sport, such as dialogue and respect.

From Joël Bouzou, president and founder of Peace and Sport:

"It is important for Peace and Sport to participate in this continental event, which will directly contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Involving our vice-president in this event is important for us, given his attachment and fame in Africa. Didier Drogba pays particular attention to youth, which is a fundamental issue in the culture of peace in Africa."

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 11:44