Peace Building Training Conducted

 

Haramaya University has completed the preparations required to welcome its regular students. The university’s board for senior students will open on 26/01/2012 Ethiopian calendar. In connection to this, the university conducted an awareness building training on meanings of peace and ways of combating violent extremism on 1st of October 2019.

The motto of the training was: Let us give peace a chance. The training participants were high profile military officers, police officers, political-administrative practitioners and representatives of relevant other development institutions.

According to Prof. Jeylan Weliyi, Trainer and Vice President of Administrative & Student Affairs, the training created awareness on the role of multistakeholder partnerships and collaborative creativity for enhancing peace-building efforts. It offered the participants the opportunity to discuss how to build and maintain resilient, reliable and holistic peace.

The trainees learned the fact that violent extremism is an existential threat to peace and peaceful existence in the entire world and no country is immune to it. In relation to this, the training raised the participants’ awareness on structural drivers of violent extremism and pathways to radicalization and violent extremism. In addition, it addressed sections of the society that are most vulnerable to the evil ideas of violent extremism and what should be done to minimize their vulnerability.

The trainees were also given analytic frameworks used to assess the trends, causes and dynamics of radicalization and violent extremism.

Delegate of the Academic Affairs vice President, Prof. Mengistu Urge in his remark stated that the training is a part of preparation for the academic year and it emphasized on the role of grassroots embrace of peace, open dialogue and youth empowerment in preventing and confronting violent extremism.

Haramaya University has completed the preparations required to welcome its regular students. The university’s board for senior students will open on 26/01/2012 Ethiopian calendar.

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