On the 24th and 25th and 26th of November 2016, The Hague Peace Projects together with ISS is organizing a second Diaspora Conference on the Great Lakes Region with as main theme: “The role of media in conflict and peacebuilding”. We would hereby like to invite you for this event.
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The Hague Peace Projects tries to facilitate a positive environment in which dialogue among all parties is encouraged. Analyzing and discussing the conflict enables the diaspora communities to contribute to peacebuilding processes not only in their home countries, but also in their diaspora communities abroad.
Last year’s conference topic was “The root causes of conflicts in the Great Lakes Region”. It left rooms for discussion and dialogue, which is necessary in order to create unity among diaspora groups. This year’s conference will deepen the dialogue and understanding by focusing on this one specific topic.
The first day of the conference will be mainly about the function of media in the Great Lakes Region. While the second day will focus on the role of media in conflict and peacebuilding. The third and last day will be connecting the topic of media with the diaspora groups.
The schedule day 1 – Role of Media
10:00-10:30 Welcome & opening, Connie Formson (ADPC), Ewing Amadi Salumu, Jakob de Jonge (HPP)
10:30-11:00 Keynote speech 1: Media & democracy: RNW Media
11:00-11:30 Keynote speech 2: .Social media today : Sanne Kruikemeijer, assistant professor Political Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:15 Keynote speech 3: Media in the GLR; Olivier Nyiubugara, Lecturer Journalism Erasmus University Rotterdam
12:15-13:00 Panel discussion
14:00-15:15 Working sessions; country by country, strengths weaknesses
15:15-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:00 Continuation working sessions
16:00-17:00 Plenary session; reports from working sessions
The schedule day 2 – Media in Conflict & Peace
10:00-11:00 Keynote speech 1 +questions: Media & Conflict; Marie-Soleil Frère, Director Research Center in Information and Communication, Université Libre de Bruxelles
11:00-11:30 Keynote speech 2: Dirk-Jan Koch, Special Envoy Natural Resources, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:00 Case speech 1: Moses Atocon, Blogger, Uganda
12:00-12:15 Case speech 2: Rwanda
12:15-12:30 Case speech 3: Burundi
12:30-12:45 Case speech 4: Marie-Louise Balagizi, DR Congo
13:45-14:45 Panel discussion
14:45-16:00 workshops: YAGA & PAX
16:00-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-17:00 Continuation workshops
The schedule for day 3: Diaspora and the perspectives of Media
10:00-10:15 Recap of the two days + questions/suggestions
10:15-10:45 Role of Diaspora; Abubakar Koroma, International Organization for Migration
10:45-11:15 Diaspora & Media: Sennai Fessahaie, Eritrea diaspora
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 New Perspectives of Media; George Weiss, director Radio La Benevolencija
12:00-13:00 Panel discussion
14:00-15:30 Afternoon program with own workshops
15:30-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-16:30 Continuation workshops
16:30-17:00 Closing words and conclusion conference
17:00-17:15 walks to HPP-office in separate groups
19:00 African party (at The Hague Peace Projects)
Where: International Institute of Social Sciences, The Hague
When : 24, 25 and 26 of November, 2016
More information and the general outline of the days will follow.
Admission will be free for diaspora and students. For others the tickets are €20,- (payment at the door).Registration is required, reserve your seat here.
If you have questions, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org