Training Title: The Role of Media in Peace Building Updated on April 15, 2014
Duration: 4 days
Needless to say, communication plays a significant role in shaping not only public taste but also individual and social endeavours. Over the years, we also have observed Media playing a “watchdog” role for our communities. For example, having regard for the ecological question we can advocate to develop simpler lifestyles, we can push to educate ourselves to practice more justice, peace and respect for entire nation, as well as getting more deeply engaged in sustainable development.
In a post conflict situation, the local media can play a major role in preventing the conflict from recurring. The public relies on the media to separate facts and tangible realities from assumptions and spin, to provide a reliable account of what is really going on. Audiences should receive an intelligent account that enables them to form their own views. However, it is believed that the media largely failed to deliver on this promise. In this training, the main aim will be to explore how local media behaved in news reporting on this Peace building situation.
Social networks are giving birth to a new way of learning and thinking, with unprecedented opportunities for establishing relationships and building the sharing of ideas. The rise of social media undeniably provides an opportunity for African traditional media to enable citizens to bring about social change and peace building as the continent is torn with conflict and war. African journalists can improve the quality of content and relevance of reporting by leveraging the strengths of new media technologies with African traditional wisdom and values.
This workshop is an opportunity to share our experiences and to learn more, to plan a better collaboration in our common efforts for justice, peace building and conflict resolution. This meeting might be an opportunity for a better understanding of ourselves, for seeking new ways to face up to present reality… Who are we? What are our aspirations, our hope and dreams?
The theoretical framework of this training will focus on peace journalism which emerged as a new concept and a set of pioneering ideas developed in order to criticize the preferences given by mainstream journalism around the world to war, violence and propaganda, to causes promoted by elites and establishments, and to simple and polarized victory/defeat reality construction. The training will try to deal and distinguish peace journalism as opposed to war journalism.
The major objectives of the training thus are to:
The training shall be led by a team comprising of two (2) professionals from the International Leadership Institute. The total training fee will be USD 1,200.00 per day to be which stands at USD 4, 800.00 (to be paid in Birr) for the four days session. This fee is inclusive of all applicable taxes.
The 2013 Graduation of the ILI Students
Congradulation to all the Graduates of the 2013. The Graduation day is going to take place on December 14
International Leadership Institute University of Greenwich
International Leadership Institute, Addis Ababa, in collaboration with the University of Greenwich, London, would like to invite researchers and specialists in Africa to present papers at the Joint International Conference. This is due to take place from December 12-13, 2013.
University of Greenwich – Dr. Hanna Yakavenka Email:
Message from Prof. Dr. Fisseha Tsion
As ALL of you might Know, we regard each and every one of you as a very important Ambassadors of the ILI. We strongly believe that there are many ways each of you can help the ILI. You can help by being a bridge between the ILI and the business community in particular and the rest of the society in general. Similarly, there are also many ways the ILI can be of help to you. In short, there is a dire need to foster our relationship for mutual benefits. We need one another.
We want to know how you are doing? And we also like to get feedback on what you as ILI and UOG graduates and stakeholders would like the ILI to be? In short, we have a vested interest in your future career as well as your wellbeing.
As many of you might remember, I have tried to assemble a number of active ILI-Greenwich Graduates with the hope of establishing an ILI-UOG Alumni by the end of 2012. We have met several times with the voluntary members of the steering Committee. We have even gone as far as drafting and defining the aims and objective of the Alumni. We had started with enthusiasm. However, during the end of 2012, many of the members of the steering Committee who were overloaded with different tasks and activities were unable to meet.
In short, due to many reasons, the members of the Ad Hoc Group that initially expressed interest to be in the steering Committee some how did not meet as much as I had wanted them to meet. Contacts were even lost.
It is against this background that I now am releasing this Special Invitation through our ILI website as well as via this email to those who were in the Steering Committee and to each and every one of you ( at least those whose emails have not bounced back) to come for a brain storming meeting to exchange ideas and brain storm on some of the ways forward regarding the establishment of our Alumni.
Please show your interest, dedication and commitment by showing up at the meeting.
The date of our brain storming meeting will be on Saturday July 6, 2013 at 3pm (15hrs) at the 4th floor of the ILI building-conference Hall.
Looking forward meeting you on the afternoon of July 6, 2013
Prof. Dr. Fisseha-Tsion Menghistu
Vice President for Planning, Development and External Relations, International Leadership Institute (ILI)
09 120 11 928
SEEKING FEEDBACK, SUGGESTION AND ADVICE RELATED TO THE TOPICS FOR OUR ILI FUTURE WORKSHOPS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Dear ILI-UoG Graduates,
As many of you might remember or might have heard, the Office of the Vice President for Planning, Development and External Relations have on August 18, 2012 organized a very interesting and fascinating Panel Discussion on THE ROLE OF LEADERSHIP IN CONFLICT MANAGEMENT to mark the ILI Alumin Day event.
Members of the Panel:
Ato Sebhat Nega, Executive Director, Ethiopian International Institute for Peace and Development
Dr. Ermias Abebe, AAU, (The Role of Political Leadership in Conflict Management: Theory vs. Practice)
Dr. Mehari Tadesse Maru, Program Manager, Conflict Prevention & Risk Management, Institute for Security Studies
Representative of the African Union Commission*
W/O Tsion Teklu, American Embassy
The Role of Women in Conflict Resolution & Management
Prof. Ahmed Zecarias, Alem Mediation and Peace Initiative Organization
Mr. Ahmet. Nafi Yurekli, Consultant for Turkish Exporters Assembly for East and Central Africa
The Turkish Understanding if Islam & in Promoting Tolerance and Understanding: A Personal Reflection
Prof. Badeg Bekele, President of the ILI
The Role of Leadership in Promoting Peace ad Conflict Management or in aggravating conflicts
We had a fascinating exchange of views. This year, we also plan to organize a similar Panel discussion. Although, the Office of the Vice President has its own ideas, we felt it might be a good idea to get feedback from our graduates the priority topics and themes that each of you would like to be a topic for either a workshop or for a Panel discussion.
Please feel free to let us know what you want.
Prof. Dr. Fisseha-Tsion Menghistu
Vice President for Planning, Development and External Relations, International Leadership Institute
09 120 11 928
Call for Papers
The Journal of International Business and Leadership (JIBL), is an academic journal of the International Leadership Institute (ILI) that is published bi-annually. JIBL is multidisciplinary in scope, and interdisciplinary in content and approach. As such, it welcomes scholarly works not just only from business and leadership disciplines such as finance, management, marketing and leadership, but also from other disciplines including HRM, public administration, political science and economics. When submitting manuscripts to JIBLS, authors should ensure that their manuscript has not been previously published, not accepted for publication elsewhere
Manuscript Preparation and Submission Requirements
Manuscripts should not exceed 20 pages (including tables, figures, and references) written with double line spacing, Times New Roman font, 12 points. Book reviews should be 3 to 5 pages.
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All the submission (cover page, abstract, body of the paper, tables, figures, author biography, references and appendices) should be placed in one document.
For More Information go to www.ili.edu.et
All submissions to JIBL will be reviewed initially by the editors for appropriateness to the Journal. If the editors consider the manuscript to be appropriate, it will then be sent for anonymous review.
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SHORT-TERM PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS SCHEDULE
APRIL 2013 - SEPTEMBER 2013
1. Deadline for registration ends one week prior to the commencement of training session.
2. The fees are inclusive of certificate, refreshments, lunch and applicable taxes.
3. A minimum class size of 15 is required to run a training session.
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ILI Opening in Dubai
The International Leadership Institute will open its branch in Dubai on May 20th 2013.
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ILI will offer its Collaborative PHD in Accra Ghana