HoF Discusses Strategic Document on Conflict Transformation, Sustainable Peace Building

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June 28, 2022 (ENA) A draft strategic document aimed at conflict transformation and sustainable peace building in Ethiopia was presented to the House of Federation (HoF) today.

In
his keynote speech to members of the House and stakeholders, House of
Federation Speaker Agegnehu Teshager said the objective of the strategic
document is to sustainably prevent and resolve conflicts pertaining to
issues of nations, nationalities and peoples.

He
expressed his hope that the document help prevent and resolve conflicts
related to identity, self-administration, good governance, and
development, among others.

Hence,
All stakeholders need to therefore collaborate in further improving the
document, realizing and implementing it, the speaker added.

UNDP
Coordinator at the House of Federation, Bizuneh Assefa presented the
strategic document and stated that the strategic document will serve as
an essential tool guiding strategic approach to conflict prevention,
resolution, and transformation.

The
document introduces positive orientation towards conflict and
commitment to structurally address it, the coordinator said, adding that
it envisions the enhancing of institutional and leadership competencies
at all levels with focus on structural change to build civic resilient
society in the country.

The
other presenter, Filmon Hadero of Addis Ababa University said the goal
of the strategic document is guaranteeing nations, nationalities and
peoples rights through preventing and resolving conflicts by working on
reversing narratives and counter narratives of the past and the present.

Extensive
networking and collaborative initiatives, strengthening institutional
capacity, consensus and continuity, and transforming conflicts to
sustainable peace are also among the goals set by the strategic
document, he added.

Analyzing
the limitations and challenges for conflict transformation  and peace
building efforts in Ethiopia, the strategic document identified issues
such as outstanding quest for identity, self-shared rule and
self-administration, among others.

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