Start date: April 10, 2018
End date: April 13, 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria Abuja
Event Start Date:
April 10, 2018
Event End Date:
April 13, 2018
Event Venue:
Catholic Resource Centre in the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria Abuja

The RECOWA Peace Committee

The Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops of West Africa have therefore set up a body for the Prevention, Mediation, Resolution and Transformation of conflicts in the region. It is called the RECOWA Committee for Peace (REPCO). Behind this initiative is their desire for synergic actions between the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa and the ECOWAS Commission, since the goals and objectives pursued by both our organizations include the promotion of Justice and Peace, Democracy and Stability through Good Governance.

Venue: Catholic Resource Centre, Durumi, Area 3, Abuja
Day 1: Tuesday 10th April 2018
TIMETentative Programme of Activities
Session Name               Session Details
ARRIVALWelcoming and Registration/Allocation of rooms/Dinner


20:00 – 21:30Work on the Bye Law of the Committee




DAY 2: WEDNESDAY 11TH  April 2018


Session NameTimeSession DetailsPresident/Speakers
Morning Prayer & Mass07:00-07:45SpiritualBishop Lucius
Break Fast07:45-08:20
Session 109:00-09:30 Introduction: Faculty and ParticipantsICMC
Session 209:30-10:00The Spectrum of ADRICMC
 10:00-10:30Tea/Coffee Break / Group PhotographICMC
Session 310:30-11:15Communication & Interpersonal SkillsICMC
Session 411:15-11:30The Therapeutic benefice of listeningICMC
Session 511:30-12:15Personality TypesICMC
Session 612:15-13:00Strategic NegotiationICMC
Session 713:00-13:30Sharing of ExperiencesICMC
Lunch Break13:30-14:30
Session 814:30-15:30Overview of MediationICMC
Session 915;30-16:00Simulated Role-playsICMC
Session 1016:00-16:30Place of Counselling and Forgiveness in Dispute ResolutionICMC
Session 1116:30-16:45Question & Answer SessionParticipants – ICMC
Issuance of certificates-Vote of thanks-Close16:45-17:00ICMC
Evening prayer18:00Rev. Fr. Vitalis
Supper 19:00
DAY 3: THURSDAY 12TH April 2018


Morning Prayer – Mass 07:00Cardinal Arlindo
Welcome & Introduction10:30Welcome/ Registration of participants/Installation des participants/ Instalação de participantes
11:00Opening Prayer/Prière d’ouverture/ Oração de aberturaCardinal Arlindo
11:05Introduction of the Dignitaries/Présentation de l’Assemblée/ Apresentação da AssembléiaFemi Adeojo
SESSION 1: 11:10Welcome Message of the Archbishop of Abuja/Message de bienvenu de l’Archevêque d’Abuja/ Mensagem de boas-vindas de Arcibispo de AbujaJohn Cardinal Onaiyekan
SESSION 2: 11:20Message of the Chairperson of Justice, Peace and Development Commission/Message du Président de la Commission Justice, Paix et Développement/ Mensagem do Presidente da Comissão de Justiça, Paz e DesenvolvimentoBishop Lucius Ugorji
SESSION 3: 11:30Message du Doyen des Ambassadeurs de la CEDEAO à Abuja/Message of the Dean of ECOWAS Ambassadors in Abuja/ Mensagem do Decano dos Embaixadores da CEDEAO em Abuja
SESSION 4:11:40Message of a Government Official/Message d’un Officiel du            Gouvernement/ Mensagem de um funcionário do Governo
SESSION 5: 12:10Message/ Message/ Messagem & Inauguration of the members of the committee/ Inauguration des membres du comité / inauguração dos membros do comissão 

Apostolic Nuncio

SESSION 6: 12:30Message of the President of/Message du Président de la/ Mensagem do Presidente da/ ECOWAS / CEDEAO
SESSION 7: 12:40Message of the President of/Message du Président de la/ Mensagem do Presidente da RECOWA / CERAOArchbishop Ignatius Kaigama
12:50Concluding prayer/Prière de conclusion/ Oração finalCardinal Onaiyekan
13:00-13:30Press Conference/Conférence de Presse/Conferência de impressa
15:00-17:00Sight SeeingKelechi



Day 4: Friday 13th April 2018
Session Name               Session Details
DEPARTUREParticipants leave for the Airport