A delegation from the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), held a meeting with a committee of high-level officials from several Gabonese ministries, in the capital Libreville, to discuss cooperation programs and projects developments between ICESCO and the Gabonese Republic.
During the meeting, held on Monday, March 7, 2022, the two parties discussed several proposed programs and projects for cooperation between ICESCO and Gabon, especially in the areas of strengthening capacities of women, youth, and vulnerable groups; civilized dialogue, and peacebuilding, ensuring the provision of inclusive quality education; and safeguarding heritage and local culture, as part of the efforts to contribute to achieving sustainable development goals.
At the close of the meeting, the participants agreed to continue cooperation and to develop executive plans for several activities, programs and projects, as well as to determine the appropriate schedules and to hold periodic meetings to follow up and evaluate implementation.
ICESCO’s delegation to Gabon consisted of Dr. Koumbou Boly Barry, Head of Education Sector, Ms. Ramata Almamy Mbaye, Head of Social and Human Sciences Sector, Ms. Safaa Zabakh, Expert at the sector, and Dr. Nami Salihi, Expert at ICESCO Culture and Communication Sector. The Gabonese committee included Mr. Marcel Kouka, Secretary-General of the Gabonese National Commission for Education, Science and Culture, Mr. Serge Kratha, Director of the Office of the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, Technology Transfer and National Education, and two representatives from the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Culture.