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Democratic Transition and Peacebuilding in Ethiopia
December 14, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
December 14th, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm
University of Ottawa, L’amoureux Room 220
145 Jean-Jacques-Lussier Private
December 15th, 2108, 1:00pm – 4pm
211 Bronson Ave
Ethio-Canadian Peacebuilding Network is organizing events focused on the importance of peacebuilding and national reconciliation in Ethiopia. Over the last 8 months Ethiopia has gone through unprecedented political reform that is having significant impact in laying the groundwork for democratic transition in Ethiopia and building peaceful and mutually beneficial relationship among the countries of Horn of Africa.
While the on- going changes in Ethiopia are having positive effect on the country and the region this process of reform is facing some hurdles particular in the area of peace and security. Decades of polarized political policy and the sawing of division and hatred is manifesting itself through sporadic inter-group conflicts in various parts of the country.
While the government in Ethiopia is exerting all efforts to make sure the lack of peace and security doesn’t hamper the reform process, it needs support in its effort of achieving sustainable peace in the country and the region.
It is against this backdrop that the Ottawa based Ethio-Canadian Peacebuilding Network is organizing an event entitled : Our Role in Building Sustainable Peace in Ethiopia. This event will feature two speakers: Mr. Neamin Zeleke a member of the Executive Council of Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice Freedom and Democracy will be presenting on From Authoritarian Rule to Democracy in Ethiopia and Mr. Digafie Debalke Conflict Resolution practitioner will be discussing under the title : Building Peace through Traditional and Contemporary Peacebuilding Mechanisms (Please see the attached poster for details)
We would be grateful if you join us for this important event and also share this information with your network.
Ethio- Canadian Peacebuilding Network