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Burundi Friends of Education Mission
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 Friday, April 5, 2024.  Time:  07:00 AM-10:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Symposium call: Promotion of peace, education, technology and health

Location: Virtual conference (Zoom) Meeting ID: 864 5365 2168

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Deadline for submission of proposals: March 1, 2024.

Goals

The purpose of the symposium is to "make an inventory" of the needs of the country (Burundi) and to identify positive contributing factors to socioeconomic progress and peace at local and national levels and to propose action plans that meet these needs.

    

 

Location: Virtual conference (Zoom).

Topic areas.

Proposals should address one or more of the following points:

 Note: We invite and accept unifying speeches/content only

 

Themes: 1)Peace Education in Burundi: Is it a Sustainable Peace?

  2) The role of technology in Burundi (peace) education, and economic development.

Deadline for sending abstract: March 1, 2024.

There have been ongoing debates relating to peace and security in Africa in general, Burundi in particular. The symposium assesses the extent to which post-conflict colonial Africa has succeeded in reconciling Africans in bringing about sustainable peace and security which is in line with the African Union (AU)’s desire for peace and security. Aspiration 4 of the AU Agenda 2063 puts an emphasis on sustainable peace and security in the African continent. It interrogates whether the transitional justice processes that include peace agreements, truth and reconciliation, and reconstruction have achieved their objectives which should be in line with the AU’s Agenda 2063. 

The symposium provides an ideal venue peace education for, historians, academics, postgraduate students, and experienced and emerging researchers to exchange ideas on how sustainable peace and security education  in post-conflict societies can be augmented  in Africa 

 

Papers on all aspects of African sustainable peace are welcome, but preference will be given to those that pertain to the symposium theme.

Abstracts no longer than 500 words should be submitted no later than March 1, 2024.

·          Burundi diaspora participation in peace-building

·          The role of Information and Communication Technology

·          Political history, peace and stability in Burundi

·          The role of transitional justice in post-conflict societies

·          Truth and reconciliation, and reconstruction

·          Laws and policies on sustainable development

·          Health and Nutrition in Burundi.

·          Land disputes and restitution as impediments to peace and security

·          Economic development.

 

 

Format of Presentations and time

-Virtual individual paper sessions: 30 minutes & Ten (10) minutes for questions and answers.

-Virtual panel sessions (two to three presenters): 75 minutes & Thirty (30) minutes for questions and answers.

 

1. Submission Information guidelines:

Please submit:

1.1. The title of your presentation in French or in English

1.2. The topic area of your presentation (choose a topic area from the 
      list provided above).

1.3. Presenters:

   For each presenter please include the following:

   Full name

   Department/ Division/University/ Company/Organization

   Email address

2. Email the title of your presentation and abstract  
       Email the title of your presentation along with the above described submission information to:  Symposium Directors below.

 

 

1. PEACE EDUCATION PAPERS:

 

  Email to:  Dr. Leah Ndimurwimo @ Leah.Ndimurwimo@mandela.ac.za  

 

2.The role of technology in Burundi (peace) education, and economic development and others:

Email to: Dr. Beatrice Russell @ burundifriendsofeducation62@gmail.com

  Dr. Raymond Bimazubute @ raymond.bimazubute@gmail.com

Letter of Acceptance for Presentation will be sent on March 1-2, 2024.

 

Symposium Directors:

Dr. Raymond Bimazubute, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgard. 

Germany @ raymond.bimazubute@gmail.com

Dr. Leah Ndimurwimo @ Leah.Ndimurwimo@mandela.ac.za 

Dr. Beatrice Russell @ burundifriendsofeducation62@gmail.com

 

Beatrice Russell, Ph. D. California State University (Sacramento). USA.

burundifriendsofeducation62@gmail.com

 

 

 

Virtual Symposium Presentation Fee: Free

Participants and donors: Any amount would be appreciated. Place of Donotion: TBD.

 

Official Languages: English and French

 

Please share on social media and kindly share and forward this call to appropriate persons for presentations and/or participation.

 

 

We invite and accept unifying speeches/content only.

 

All funds raised through this virtual symposium will be used to buy computers and electronic equipment to support teaching and learning in secondary schools located in  Kamenge (Bujumbura Mairie, Burundi).

Reference Persons in Kamenge: TUYAGA Léon.

All funds raised through this virtual symposium will be used to buy computers and electronic equipment to support teaching and learning in secondary schools located in  Kamenge (Bujumbura Mairie, Burundi).

Reference Persons in Kamenge: TUYAGA Léon

 

Additional Information 

 

Sponsor (s):

The Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution (CAPCR)

College of Health & Human Services

California State University, Sacramento

6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

Phone: (916) 278-6282  Email: capcr@csus.edu

Website: https://www.csus.edu/center/african-peace-conflict-resolution/

Burundi Education Mission THIRD Symposium April 5, 2024

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