Club UNESCO de l’Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey (CUAM)

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Club UNESCO work for the promotion of education and literacy, peace development, democracy and human rights in Niamey, Niger.
Last updated: November 2019

The mission of the UNESCO Club of the Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey is to promote the ideals of UNESCO, namely education, science, culture and the consolidation of peace and democracy. The objectives of the organization are

  • To facilitate international understanding of the principles and ideals of UNESCO.
  • Contribute to the civic and democratic training of grassroots communities
  • To help its members to adapt to the constant evolution of the scientific, technical and social scene
  • Developing a culture of peace and tolerance for peace-building
  • Contributing to the prevention of radicalization and the fight against violent extremism
  • Participate in the promotion of a democratic ideal and the respect of Human Rights in equity and justice.
  • Contribute to the development of a grassroots community
  • To maintain satisfactory relations with other sister structures in general and in particular with the UNESCO Club movements throughout the world.

Achievements and successes

  • Education, adult literacy, further education for those outside the school system, tutoring through evening classes, literary contests and games, public lectures.
  • Information, awareness-raising and training on: democracy, citizenship, human rights, sexual and reproductive health, information technology, environment and communication.
  • Inter clubs exchange: at national, regional and international level.
  • Activities implemented capacity building plan for MPs :
  • Training : Community entertainment techniques with a participatory approach; literacy courses; Associative life; Creation of the project and management techniques; Media-alpha of about 40 animators; Information and communication techniques; Writing techniques; Hygiene and sanitation ; Conflict management without violence; Modern mediation techniques; Reception and protocol in the 5es Jeux de la Francophonie and the first CEN-SAD games; Education and advice on STDs and HIV/AIDS; Continuing education on Information and Communication Technology (ICT); Administrative and financial management.
  • At the level of education and technology :
    • In 2001, the entire urban community of Niamey was provided with literacy training in national languages and French as a second language (phase II); 786 beneficiaries with 271 literate, 324 semi-literate and 191 beginners in 26 centres over a period of six months.
    • In 2002, the entire urban community of Niamey was covered by the "Literacy of national languages and French as a language improvement phase III". In this campaign, there were 254 students in 13 centres with 41.5 per cent classified in the upper echelon, 47.58 per cent at the intermediate level and 11.02 per cent at the beginner level;
    • In 2003, the entire urban community of Niamey carried out the project "Literacy of national languages and French as a language of improvement, phase VI". In this campaign, there were 132 students from six higher education centres;
  • Participation in the celebration of International Literacy Day, 8 September 2002 in Tillabery and in 2003 in Fou-Ginza.
  • Participation in the creation and organization of education for the whole week in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
  • Reception and organization of the 3rd meeting within the framework of the pedagogical dialogue, from 30 October to 1 November 2002 in Niamey, after its participation in the 1st edition of the event in Zinder and the 2nd edition in N'Guimi.
  • In 2017, organization of a sub-regional seminar on interculturality and peace-building (6 West African countries were involved).
  • Training of artists in acting and public speaking.
  • Training of students and members of sister structures on the powerful and attractive factors for radicalization and violent extremism
  • Implementation of a community awareness project on responsible citizenship
  • Implementation of an awareness-raising project on demographic divudente in Niget
  • Training of Club members on the place of respect for human rights in the production of peace
  • Participation in the scientific and cultural festival of the UNESCO University Clubs of West Africa (fescuao) in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019). Focused on themes related to democracy, peace-building and conflict prevention.
  • Celebration of the International Day of Peace (21 September) in collaboration with the High Authority for Peacebuilding ( HACP ) State structure
  • Participation in several regional and sub-regional workshops and training seminars (Burundi, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Togo and Mali)....
  • ...etc

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