ESAT News (October 22, 2016)
A two day conference kicked off in Washington, DC on Saturday to deliberate on “transition and constitution making in post-conflict Ethiopia.”
Political scientists, activists, representatives of political organizations and religious institutions as well as prominent Ethiopians would be deliberating and exchanging views on prevention, management and resolution of conflicts in a post-TPLF Ethiopia in a bid to prevent and resolve issues that might lead to instability in Ethiopia.
Welcoming participants, Prof. of economics at Harper College and President of Vision Ethiopia, Getachew Begashaw of Harper College and President of Vision Ethiopia, the organizer of the conference, spoke of the significance of the theme of the conference considering the current state of affairs in Ethiopia.
Also welcoming conference participants, Abebe Gellaw, Executive Director of ESAT, the co-organizer of the conference said the conference came at a time when “change is knocking at the door in Ethiopia.” He said the topic of the conference was of paramount importance as Ethiopians need to work “to clean up the mess that the demise of the TPLF regime would leave behind.”
A number of papers with particular emphasis on transition as well as managing and resolving conflicts in the post TPLF Ethiopia would be deliberated at the conference which is streaming live on ESAT.