Embracing a holistic approach for successful national dialogue implementation

The remarkable degree of public assistance and engagement seen throughout the Ethiopian National Dialogue Commission’s (ENDC) initial tasks acts as a substantial indication of individuals’ need to be listened to as well as their deep-rooted inspiration to proactively add to the nation’s change. The general public’s growing initiatives can play a huge role in stirring up favorable adjustment as well as leading the way for a brighter future for Ethiopia.

Apart from supporting a comprehensive system for conversations and improving the discussion procedure with a wide variety of perspectives as well as experiences, ENDC plays a huge role in bringing the general public together.

For decades, Ethiopia has been facing must-solve political polarizations turbocharged by divisive rhetoric. Undeniably, Ethiopia has been marred by decades of unresolved setbacks that still put a strain on the nation building process. In this regard, with the process going smoothly, the planned national dialogue allows all concerns to be tabled at public queries.

By the same token, the general public’s resolute decision to participate in positive discussions focused on enhancing the country is both remarkable as well as motivating. Besides, it showcases a common understanding of the relevance of promoting discussion as well as discovering commonalities. This belief originates from the understanding that an extensive and comprehensive conversation is important to deal with the different demands coupled with desires of the whole country.

If properly it is utilized properly, the national platform is also a genuine and millstone attempt to reconcile differences and to find a middle ground. The steps taken so far to ensure transparency in the early works of the national dialogue would lay a foundation for future undertakings.

In actual fact, the involvement of people from varied histories plays a crucial duty in producing an all-natural system for significant conversations. Witnessing such a high degree of excitement and enthusiasm has actually had a profound impact on inspiring the general public to continue in their undertakings.

Briefing the media recently, ENDC Spokesperson Tibebu Tadesse stated that the commission has been undertaking various activities to identify dialogue participants and mapping about 1,300 districts across the country in a bid to make the process inclusive and participatory. He also indicated participants’ identification has been taking place in 940 districts across the country while the commission has finalized the two activities in 850 districts. Participants’ identification would take place in the remaining districts in the coming weeks.

Out of the 130, 000 citizens participated in the preliminary activities; more than 14,000 are selected to take part in the agenda collection for the final dialogue. The representatives are drawn from different states and segments of the society excluding Addis Ababa, federal institutions and Diaspora communities.

The spokesperson further highlighted that the commission has finalized the identification of representatives who will participate in the final dialogue in Afar, Benishangul Gumuz, Gambella, Harari, Sidama, South Western Ethiopia, South and Central Ethiopia states as well as in Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa city administrations.

Participants’ identification is taking place in Somali and Oromia states and after completing such activities, the commission would attain 70-75% of the total representatives that are required for the final dialogue. The remaining 25 to 30% will be filled by participants’ identification and agenda collection activities in Amhara and Tigray states and preparation is underway to this end.

So far, the dialogue is undergoing a democratic and independent process. In fact, the public is the primary driving force to make it more sound and acceptable to all. This helps to bring each and every voice to the national platform. The dialogue is receiving public acceptance and many are pinning their hope on it to cement Ethiopia’s democratic path and prosperity.

In the modern-day period, the accomplishment of an effective nationwide discussion requires the collective initiatives of a wide range of entities. Other than that the Federal government of Ethiopia has been playing a paramount role in helping with the discussion procedure by developing systems as well as structures for open and comprehensive conversations.

As one would expect national dialogue plays a major role in the nation-building process, forestalling discords and repairing hostilities of multiple types through dialogue with the audience and the conflict-resolution process. Apart from supporting living in peace and harmony, the national dialogue plays a major role in giving rise to stability as well as prosperity and taking the country to the next level of accomplishment at the earliest possible time.

In actual fact, the various Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples of Ethiopia are generally known for resolving their problems in their way in accordance with their respective cultural traditions. For centuries, they have been getting to the bottom of their disagreement with no trouble. Reasoning from this fact, Ethiopians have been living under Ethiopia’s skies with entrenched homegrown cultural and religious values that enable them to live together peacefully and harmoniously.

Furthermore, civil culture companies, consisting of non-governmental companies (NGOs) and community-based teams, add considerably to the nationwide discussion by promoting for the engagement of marginalized groups as well as enhancing their voices. They commonly arrange online forums, workshops, as well as town conferences to motivate energetic resident interaction as well as promote significant discussions on essential concerns.

The government of Japan handed over 12 vehicles and 100 computers to Ethiopian National Dialogue Commission (ENDC). As to the statement sent recently to The Ethiopian Herald, the Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia stated that this support covered procurement of 12 vehicles through UNDP at ENDC premises.

During handover ceremony Japan Ambassador to Ethiopia, Hironori Shibata stated that the handing over ceremony has shown the strong ties between Ethiopia and Japan through supporting National Dialogue process the latter to create peace in Ethiopia.

“Japan is always a strong supporter to the people and the government of Ethiopia, and work together for recovering the beautiful and peaceful nation. Since I arrived in Ethiopia, I have reaffirmed that National Dialogue is one of the key activities for realizing eternal peace in Ethiopia,” he added.

In addition to such mobility and equipment, this fund will also support the public-relations materials of National Dialogue to spread the key information of National Dialogue to the people all over the nation, according to the statement.

Editor’s Note: The views entertained in this article do not necessarily reflect the stance of The Ethiopian Herald



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