International Conference on Peace Building in Ethiopia and Beyond

Warm greetings from Mekelle University!

We are honored to welcome you to the International Conference on Peacebuilding in Ethiopia and Beyond, taking place on February 10-11, 2024, at our university. This momentous event, guided by the theme "Building bridges beyond borders, uniting for lasting peace," brings together a diverse community of scholars, activists, community leaders, and passionate individuals who believe in the power of peacebuilding.

Explore the Conference:

    • Conference Schedule: 



Day One




8:30 - 9:00 am

Conference Organizers


Programme announcement

9:00 - 9:05 am

Conference Organizers


Moment of Silence 

9:05-9:07 am

Conference Organizers


Welcome Speech by MU

9:07-9:15 am

Dr. Fana Hagos , Mekelle University President


Welcome Speech by Mekelle City Administration

9:15-9:25 am

H.E. Mr. Yitbarek Ameha , Mayor of Mekelle City


Opening speech

9:25-9:35 am

H.E. Amb. Redwan Hussein , Board Chairperson MU


Cultural event

9:35-10:00 am

MU students ‘Singing  for peace’


Key note Speaker I

10:00- 10: 20 am

H.E. Dr. Keredin Tezerra State Minister Mop


Key note Speaker II

10:20 - 10:40 am

TIRA Representative


Tea Break

10:40-11: 00 am

Conference Organizers

Session one: Paper Presentation






“ Polity Building , Cleavages and Peace in Africa”

11:00-11:30 am

Professor Assefa Fiseha


“ Thinking about Peace Dialogue”

11:30-12:00 am

Dr. Sarah Vaughan


“Sustainable Peace Vis-à-vis Community Engagement –from the International Law Perspective

12:00 pm-12:30 pm

Dr. Tsegay Berhane



12:30 am- 2:00pm

Conference Organizers

Session Two : Discussion



2:00- 4:00 Pm

Moderators : Dr. Desta Gebremicheal


Concluding Remarks of the Day


Dr. Solomon Abreha CEO of Higher Education, Governance, and Administration at the Ministry of Education


Tea Break

Starting from 4:15

Conference Organizers

Conference Dinner Banquet:    Mekelle City Administration

Day Two

Conference Side Events


Mountain breakfast @ Chom’a Hill


Conference Organizers


Gebre Selam” at Adihaki High School


Conference Organizers

    • Mekelle University Profile:


    • MU Center for peace and reconciliation (CPR): 

      CPR leaflet front

      chrome qrcode 1707570677624

Related Articles