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Newsletter #42 Opening Ceremony Pavillon Afriques 2021 - Live from UNESCO


JULY 6, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM CEST / CAT




  • Procession of flags, dancers and drummers

  • Opening speech by Ms Karine Barclais, Founder of Pavillon Afriques

  • Poetry reading « The Africa I see » by Moses Akerele, filmmaker (Nigeria)

Welcome Address

  • Mr Firmin Edouard Matoko, Assistant Director-General of the Sector for Priority Africa and External Relations

Opening Speeches

  • Mr Ravi Pillay, Member of the Executive Board of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)

  • Ms Angela Martins, Head of the Culture Division, African Union

  • H.E. Ambassador Aochamub, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Namibia to the French Republic, Permanent Delegate, President of the Africa Group at UNESCO

  • H.E. Ambassador Kayode Laro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the French Republic

  • Musical IntersessionLenora Zenzalai Helm

Poetry Reading

  • Poem by Lebohang Masango (South Africa), read by the author

Round Table

  • Theme Post-Covid strategies for a profitable film industry in Africa


  • Lady Ngo Mang Epesse, Researcher, Journaliste, Presenter

Master of Ceremony

  • Maklor Babutulua, Journaliste Présentateur