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Subject [Upcoming Event] 2022 5TH AFRICAN MARTIAL ARTS CONGRESS

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    04-10-2022

1. Rationale

2022 5th African Martial Arts Congress, being organized by the UNESCO International Centre of Martial Arts (ICM) in collaboration with the UNESCO Member States in Africa and its National Commissions for UNESCO, and various martial arts, sports, youth and educational organizations is purposed to provide in-person discussion platform to dialogue on current issues for shaping strategic partnerships between ICM and AFRICA and to strengthen martial arts network in Africa.

2022 5th African Martial Arts Congress, which is on the theme: ‘Solidarity in Action: Beyond Martial Arts Partnerships’, will be held in Chungju, Korea this time, After a successful hosting of the 1st and 2nd African Regional Martial Arts Congress in Kenya in 2018, and Ghana in 2019, respectively, followed by the 3rd and 4th online conference due to the continuous state of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021. Throughout the legacy of previous African conferences, ICM has identified ICM-AFRICA partnership strategies by reviewing various agendas, opinions, discussions and its comprehensive study on the ICM-AFRICA Martial Arts Action Plan for future collaboration. With this, the direction and specific goals of ICM have been established with the keywords of Africa, martial arts and youth and women in Africa to be shared and discussed together during the Congress.

Therefore, we, ICM are organizing the 2022 5th African Martial Arts Congress, scheduled to take place on 25 – 28 October 2022 in Chungju, Republic of Korea. The Congress is expected to convene more than 50 related experts from the UNESCO Member States in Africa, UNESCO Regional Offices, National Commissions, International and regional organizations, and the field of youth education and women empowerment aligned with martial arts topics and SDGs across the African Continent.

 

2. Overview

    ○ Date: 25(Tue) to 28(Fri) October 2022

    ○ Venue: International Conference Hall of ICM, Chungju, Republic of Korea

    ○ Time: 09:00 ~ 20:00 pm for each day

    ○ Conference Theme: “Solidarity in Action: Beyond Martial Arts Partnerships

* For more details, please refer to the attached file.


3. Contact

Chang-hee HAN (Mr.)

Programme Specialist

International Cooperation Team

UNESCO International Centre of Martial Arts (ICM)

Tel: +82 43 845 6728

Fax: +82 43 857 7437

E-mail: ch.han@unescoicm.org / korean313@snu.ac.kr