Diaspora Conference on the Great Lakes Region - The role of media in Conflict and Peacebuilding
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.
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.
This is the provisory schedule of the conference:
The schedule day 1 - Role of Media
10:00-10:30 Welcome & opening
10:30-11:00 Keynote speech 1: Media & democracy: RNW
11:00-11:30 Keynote speech 2: .Social media today : Sanne Kruikemeijer
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:15 Keynote speech 3: Media in the GLR; Olivier Nyubugara
12:15-13:00 Panel discussion
14:00-15:15 Working sessions; country by country, strengths weaknesses
5:15-15:30 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 Frere
11:00-11:30 Keynote speech 2: Dirk-Jan Koch
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:00 Case speech 1: Diaspora member
12:00-12:15 Case speech 2: Moses Atocon, Uganda
12:15-12:30 Case speech 3: Ewing Amadi Salumu, DRC
12:30-12:45 Case speech 4: Diaspora member
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; International Organization for Migration
10:45-11:15 Diaspora & Media: Sennai Fessahaie, Eritrea
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 New Perspectives of Media; Mr Weiss
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
Admission will be free for diaspora and students. Others will pay €20,- (payment at the door). Registration is required.
If you have questions, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hague Peace Projects.