First SGI Conference on Central African Countries Held in Cameroon
On December 29, 2007, the first SGI Conference on Central African Countries was held in Edea City, Cameroon. Representatives gathered from Gabon, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea and the Central African Republic. Sharing their grassroots activities for developing trust in their communities and at their work places were: Jean Chrysostome Gody, Department of Medicine head at the University of Bangui, Central African Republic; Christian Mouity, lecturer from the Department of Education at the University of Omar Bongo, Gabon; Pierre Mukeba Kalomji from the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and Lambert Massou from the Republic of the Congo. Participants resolved to each further exchange of ideas and promote cooperation for building peace in the African continent.
[Adapted from an article in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Masahiro Hayashi]