The Central Africa UNESCO boss made the pronouncement on July 31, after an audience with the President of NCPBM, Peter Mafany Musonge.
Talking to the Press after his audience, Salah Khaled said, it is of immense importance for UNESCO to collaborate with NCPBM.
“As you know, UNESCO stands for the promotion of Culture, diversity and promotes the values necessary for peace building”, he said.
To the director, the possible partnership with the Commission will be on programs related to education, culture, Communication, information among others which are the key pillars of UNESCO’s mandate.
“UNESCO has been working with different Ministries and I think with the commission, we can strengthen this partnership together with the government and make sure that the younger generation of this country has the knowledge necessary of the rich, diverse heritage and promote values of living together. This is one of the core mandates of UNESCO throughout diverse programmes and activities”, he added.
He also added that, they discussed on how to promote the knowledge of the younger generation through the history of Cameroon, which will be part of the big project between them.
This to him, has been undertaking since the 60s on the general history of Africa which was a big achievement written by Africans.
“I think that the region here in central Africa, hasn’t been given the due importance, and it is now an opportunity to work with the commission” he explained.
To work on this project for Cameroon according to him, they must look at the history of Cameroon and make the possibilities for the younger students or generations, know the real history of their country written by Cameroonians.
To the UNESCO Director, this is one of the opportunity of partnership that he discussed with the Commission and other opportunities related to media, information, literacy and how to have to this critical analytical knowledge when they deal with materials online and the Internet as a whole.
Appointed Director of the Multi-sector Regional Office of UNESCO for Central Africa in Yaounde on February 1, 2018, Salah Khaled who hails from Egypt was since August 1, 2016 the Head of the Rabat Office and Interim Representative of UNESCO for morocco, Algeria and Mauritania, in replacement of Michael Millward.