We take this opportunity to thank. the whole Présence Africane team, UNESCO (including translators), Communauté Africaine de Culture and all the participants for making this event possible. We were very impressed with the expertise, dept and range of contributions and presentations. Présence Africaine did a sterling job in bringing the range of these experts in the field of Awalé chronicling, preservation & promotion together, we commend them. It has brought the international Awalé fraternity closer together and we are becoming even more aware of each other’s work and efforts to keep the playing of this game for the next generation. Join as website member to contribute to the forum discussions which will ensue as a result of this colloquium. If you missed watching it live you can watch the replay on YouTube with English translations at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR2AmnotMHQ or watch it from Présence Africane's Facebook page in French: https://www.facebook.com/events/4066729013379860 It has certainly given us plenty of food for thought and motivation to move forward.