Ghanaian Chosen To Be Rapporteur On The Bureau Of The IPDC Of UNESCO
H.E Ambassador Johanna Odonkor Svanikier (centre) with the newly-elected Rapporteur, Mrs. Diana Heymann-Adu (first right) and the newly elected Chair of the IPDC, Ms Albana Shala of the Netherlands A female Senior Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Mrs. Diana Heymann-Adu has been elected to serve as rapporteur on the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).
She was unanimously elected during the 29th session of the Council held at the Headquarters of UNESCO in Paris, France on 20th and 21st November, 2014. Mrs. Heymann-Adu will serve on the Council’s Bureau until 2016 and she is eligible for reelection.
Ghananain writer, editor and curator, Mr. Nii Aryikwei Parkes and his French translator Ms. Sika Fakambi awarded the 2014 Prix Laure Bataillon in Paris
At the ceremony which took place at the Centre National du Livres, in Paris, Ghanaian writer, editor and curator, Mr. Nii Aryikwei Parkes and his French translator Ms. Sika Fakambi were awarded the 2014 Prix Laure Bataillon for his novel “Notre Quelques Part (Our Somewhere)” which Ms.Fakambi had translated into French.
Her Excellency Mrs. Svanikier, in her speech at the ceremony highlighted the pride Mr. Nii Ayikwei Parkes literary achievements brought to Ghana. She thanked him for representing and honouring his country and congratulated him for winning such a prestigious award. She gave thanks to Ms. Fakambi for her accomplished translation of the book which had made it accessible to the French reading public and to the organisers for inviting her and their support of Mr. Parkes.