19 May 2014

3-Day Conflict Resolution Seminar in Monrovia / Omari Jackson / Liberian Observer

3-Day Conflict Resolution Seminar in Monrovia / Omari Jackson / Liberian Observer
19 May 2014

A three-day conflict resolution seminar will begin on Wednesday, May 21 to 23, at a local hotel in Monrovia, with 20 participants.

According to Netsai Mushonga, senior manager of Cape Town, South Africa-based Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), the participants are drawn from human rights organizations, ECOWAS and the Ministry of Defense.

She said two representatives each from the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) and the Daily Observer newspaper, have been invited to attend the seminar.

"The media's role in conflict resolution is important and therefore we recognize their contribution," she said.

She stated subjects to be considered at the seminar will provide knowledgeable skills on conflict resolution management.

Mushonga said the CCR is a pan African organization with the primary interest to build the capacity of those in conflict resolutions, particularly in a country like Liberia where due to its recent past; conflict resolution skills have become necessary.

Providing additional information on the seminar, Ms. Antonia Porter, a staff of the Centre for Conflict Resolution, said the seminar would provide better understanding on how to manage conflicts in a given situation.

Porter, project officer of the Centre for Conflict Resolution has written extensively on gender issues, including special consideration on how HIV/AIDS is experienced in Africa, including in societies suffering or recovering from conflict and it was published in the Cape Times newspaper of South Africa.

The Centre for Conflict Resolution is located in Cape Town, South Africa with the primary objective to contribute towards a just and sustainable peace in Africa by promoting constructive, creative and co-operative approaches to the resolution of conflict through training, policy development, research and capacity building.

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