From May 25 to May 29, participate in Wan 2021


The Resilience Summit and the Show will be broadcasted for FREE on Youtube, Facebook and Instagram.
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Visit Afrobytes.com to participate in the African innovation sessions (paid event).

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"Together as ONE, together is WAN
"#IAmWAN - #JeSuisWan

You Are Invited To
Build the African Resilience

WAN (WORLDWIDE AFRO NETWORK) IS BACK FOR A WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION OF AFRICA AND ITS DIASPORA FROM MAY 25 TO MAY 29, 2021.

The main theme for this new edition will be: "Building The African Resilience".

We are so excited to introduce to you the second edition of WAN. Once again, WAN will gather creatives, thought leaders, and innovators from all across the World.

Each day will see the organization of a RESILIENCE SUMMIT around the themes of Arts, culture, sports, tourism, heritage, peace, development,  leadership, economy, technology. Starting on May 25, we will offer you a full week of Thought Leadership, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Entertainment.

On Africa Day, we will be together as one, to think and build the African Resilience.

Amobe Mévégué
WAN founder

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AFRICA DAY

Join us on Africa Day for the launch of a full week dedicated to building a great decade for Africa.

PARTICIPATE

Hear new ideas and get inspired by our panels of experts during the Wan Resilience Summit.

WAN VOICES

Share your ideas and vision to keep on building a new Africa on Social Media, with our Hashtags: #IamWAN #JEsuisWAN

Schedule

The Schedule

As Africans across the continent and in the diaspora will celebrate and commemorate the day, we offer an omnichannel platform to promote African Unity.

Program summary:

May 25: Focus on West Africa
3 pm - 5 pm CET : Resilience Summit
8 pm - 10 pm : WAN TV SHOW
10 pm - 00:00 am : Live streaming concert

May 26: Focus on East Africa and Indian Ocean
3 pm - 5 pm CET : Resilience Summit

May 27: Focus on Southern Africa
3 pm - 5 pm CET : Resilience Summit

May 28: Central Africa and North Africa
3 pm - 5 pm CET : Resilience Summit

May 29:
From 4pm : Focus on Kongo
WAN ART - virtual art gallery with Kub'art
WAN BOOK - Women Congolose litterature
10 pm - 00:00 am : Kongo Live streaming concertPlease see below details:

Side event dedicated to innovation:
May 25: 2 pm - 6:30 pm CET: Afrobytes

OPENING CEREMONY

10:05 AM-10:10 AM CET

Message from H.E. Henok TEFERRA SHAWL, Ambassador Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to UNESCO, Vice-Chairperson of the Africa Group of the Executive Board

10:10 AM - 10:15 AM CET

Address by H.E. Mr. Albertus AOCHAMUB, Ambassador Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to UNESCO

10:15 AM - 10:20 AM CET

Address by Mr. Agapito MBA MOKUY, Chairman of the Executive Board of UNESCO

10:20 AM - 10:25 AM CET

Address by Mrs. Audrey AZOULAY, Managing Director of UNESCO

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM CET

Cultural interlude Africa at UNESCO / Messages from Partners.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CET

Technical sessions and panels
Critical and prospective assessment of the initiatives of the African Union in the maritime field, blue economy, ocean sciences, and the Decade of the Seas and Oceans of Africa (2015-2025)

01:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET

BREAK

2:00 PM - 6:30 PM CET

Afrobytes MarketPlace - 5th Edition

On Africa Day, participate in the African Tech Industry Showcase.
Afrobytes brings together entrepreneurs, business executives, CEOs, academics, innovators, investors, venture capitalists, tech enthusiasts and media to explore business opportunities between the African tech ecosystem and players in the global tech world.

More info on Afrobytes.com

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CET

CULTURAL AREA: WEST AFRICA

- Reports and animation, tourism, heritage, folklore, music, dance, crafts.

- Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

- Videos of the Permanent Delegations of the UNESCO Africa Group and Partner Countries.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CET

WAN Resilience Summit

Tributes to Ancestors

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM CET

WAN TV SHOW

Speeches by personalities and performances by artists.

10:00 PM - 11:30 PM CET

Concert of the new generation.

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM CET

Technical sessions and panels.

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM CET

Break

Tribute to the missing: President Jerry Rawlings & John Lewis

03:00 PM - 05:00 PM CET

CULTURAL AREA: EAST AFRICA

- Reports and animation, tourism, heritage, folklore, music, dance, crafts.
- Comoros Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia Kenya Madagascar Uganda Rwanda Seychelles Somalia Tanzania.
- Videos of the Permanent Delegations of the UNESCO Africa group and the Partner Countries.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CET

Technical sessions and panels

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CET

Musical interlude

1:00 PM TO 3:00 AM

BREAK

3:00 PM TO 5:00 PM

southern africa

- Reports and animation, tourism, heritage, folklore, music, dances, crafts.
- South Africa, Botswana, Comoros, Swaziland, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius.
- Videos of the Permanent Delegations of the UNESCO Africa Group and the Partner Countries.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CET

Special Sessions
Youth and Women in Ocean Sciences in Africa.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CET

BREAK

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM cET

CULTURAL ERA: NORTH AFRICA 

- Reports and animation, tourism, heritage, folklore, music, dances, crafts.
- Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania
- Videos of the Permanent Delegations of the UNESCO Africa Group and Partner Countries.

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM cET

CULTURAL ERA: CENTRAL AFRICA

- Reports and animation, tourism, heritage, folklore, music, dances, crafts.
- Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Sao Tome, and Principe, Chad.
- Videos of the Permanent Delegations of the UNESCO Africa Group and the Partner Countries.

6:00 PM TO 7:00PM CET

WAN ART bY KUBART

Virtual Art Gallery

7:00 PM TO 8:00PM CET

WAN BOOK

"Meet 9 Congolese women in literature."

Moderator: Moko
Speakers:
Lilia Bongi
Lisette Lombé
Elfia Elesse
Annie Lulu
Elisabeth Mweya 
Jocelyne Aziza Kajangu
Tina Salama
Emilie-Flore Faignond
Yolande Elebe ma Ndembo

7:00 PM TO 8:00PM CET

WAN TV SHOW

Speeches by personalities and performances by artists

8:00 PM TO 11:30 PM CET

Closing CONCERT

Congolese night