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Addis Ababa August 09/2017  Somalia will make use of Ethiopia’s best experiences in federalism in rebuilding the country, though it is a homogenous country, Somalia’s Permanent Secretary of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation said.

Permanent Secretary Abdullahi Mohamud Hassan noted that Ethiopia has been experiencing federalism since 1995.

Pointing out that Somalia has one tribe and one religion and the problem is that of clan only, the Permanent Secretary said “we are rebuilding our government and that is why we are here to get more benefit and experience sharing from neighboring Ethiopia”.

Planning Advisor for South West Regional State of Somalia, Professor Mohamud Mohamad Isack said “I think we can absorb a lot of experience from such presentation and may apply it in the future if we are successful in security issues of the country.”

The Somali delegation led by Permanent Secretary Hassan has attended today a presentation on Federalism at the Addis Ababa Univesity exclusively prepared for the delegation.

Professor Isack stated that Somalia has been recovering for the last 10 years, with the exception of the difficulty in security.

Following his presentation to the delegation on federalism, Dr Assefa Fiseha, a lecturer at the University, said Somalia has a weak central government with a weak link among regional states.

Being monolingual is not a problem to apply federalism, it is rather crucial to federalize power to unite the six regions in the country.

Published in Politics

Addis Ababa August 9, 2017 The Africa Regional Preparatory Workshop for the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) that is underway in Addis Ababa will enable Africans to have common position and understanding on issues to be given priority by the continent, according to Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority.

The three-day workshop will also enhance better communication and reporting system, it was indicated.

The Africa Regional Preparatory Workshop is expected to develop common position in the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP12) that will take place from 23 to 28 October 2017 in Manila, Philippines.

Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority Director-General, Kumera Wakjira said serious challenges are associated with the prevalence of multifaceted human activities that threaten most of the wildlife species in Africa.

The impact of ever increasing human pressure on migratory wildlife obviously outweighs since migratory species cross one or more national boundaries, he added. 

CMS Joint Program Officer at UNEP, Clara Nobbe said on her part the participants will discuss the different obligation they have made under the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) with regard to the species they are sharing. 

During the workshop, representatives of the countries will discuss how noise affects marine species and will negotiate some guideline that have been prepared by experts to regulate noises produced in ocean, she added.

Besides, the protection of leopards, lions, giraffes and chimpanzees is very important for African countries, Nobbe stated.

The Program Officer noted that conservation of wildlife will very much contribute to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

According to her, lots of things need to be done to increase the capacity of different authorities in Africa.

The Convention on Migratory Species of wild animals (CMS) is the only global and UN based intergovernmental organization established exclusively for the conservation and management of terrestrial, aquatic and avian migratory species throughout their range.

 

 

Published in Environment

Addis Ababa August 09/2017 Ethics in business and good corporate governance will help accelerate sustainable development in Africa, according to African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN).

While opening the 11th African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN) underway here, ACGN Chairman Said Kambia said Africa needs corporate governance to sustain the overall development of the continent.

The aim of the conference is to demonstrate, build and create the essence of corporate governance sprit in the continent, he added.

Panel discussions that focus on corporate governance in Africa and lessons learnt in corporate governance through African case studies at an entity and regulatory level will be part of the three-day conference.

Ethiopia is hosting the Conference for the first time under the theme “Ethics in Business and Good Corporate Governance”, it was learned.

Speaking on the occassion, Ethiopian Institute of Corporate Governance (EICG) President, Dr. Eshetu Temesgen said ethics in business and good corporate governance are the main pillars to accelerate the ongoing development in Ethiopia.

“Ethiopia’s business community and private sector, despite its high potential for growth and diversification, remains underdeveloped due to the low level of formalization in business structures and relations”, Dr. Eshetu noted.

According to the President, fundamental transformation in formalizing the business tradition and culture and the introduction of balanced structure is of crucial importance to ensure full participation of the private sector in all business endeavors.

The conference is jointly organized by African Corporate Governance Network and Ethiopian Institute of Corporate Governance.

African Corporate Governance Network is a collaborative network of director membership organizations that promotes effective corporate governance in the continent and now has over 20,500 senior executives and directors in 19 member countries.

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