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Eric SHIMA commented on Jan Oberg's blog post Early warning for Burundi - It needs violence-prevention now!
"Dear Jan Oberg, Although I react later, I still think it's worth reading your warning about peace in Burundi. Yes some positions might not be shared with majority in Burundi  - not  necessarily beacuse they are wrong but beacuase your…"
Apr 28, 2011
Felix Monsia commented on Eric SHIMA's blog post To create more peace in 2011
"Thank you Dear brother for what you said about peace. I really agree with you that whatever a peace theory may be it cannot work without God's love in our heart. so peace without true God's love is like a car without fuel . May God bless…"
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"Eric,   What you wrote was touching. Have a Merry Christmas.   Anastasia http://zonesofpeacenh.blogspot.com/2010/12/be-peace-you-wish-there-to-be.html"
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To create more peace in 2011

21 December 2010I read the 10 suggestions of Craig Zcelizer to be more peaceful and read many feedbacks from a lot of perspectives including that of CNVC that I loved so much. What great ideas! As a writer, Critic, Certified mediator and negotiator I concur with most of them but came to know that my knowledge be good or huge as it may is nothing before the love of God, the true one, and all mean nothing if they cannot lead me to enjoying life in heaven. I am actually 40 years old and was shy…See More
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"That's fine. In a few days the parish publisher Harmattan will publish my new book of poetry "La Voix des Grands Lacs"(The voice of the Great Lakes Reion). Hope you can get it from your close libraries. It will cost about €11. It…"
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G Alexander McDonell replied to Eric SHIMA's discussion war in Gaza
"Both sides of the conflict are scared. They are not likely to stop fighting until they feel secure that they are not going to be hurt anymore. There are a few ways of doing this. One is to very gradually encourage the sweetness instead of violence…"
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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Mr Eric Shima, MPhil, Founder of the Study Center for onflict Resolution (C.E.R.C. in short in french) and has been its first President (2001-2008). He is actually a postgraduate in International Peace Studies at Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

CERC focuses at professionalising civil society and people empowerment. It's member-founder of DYSCAC/GL, a platforme of local NGO of Burundi, Rwanda and DRC involved in the regional project, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, ICGLR (www.icglr.org).

Eric Shima member of the board of trustees of DYSCAC/GL, youth cluster, worked much as a conflict manager to facilitate networking of NGOs in Burundi and create DYSCAC nationally and regionaly.
He took part to the whole process of ICGLR and contributed with many inputs like the proposition of a regional language, kiswahili and an ongoing regional project on formal eduacation.
He took part to the two-years project of USAID/OTI, CPRI (Community-Peace and Reconciliation Initiative) as a Master Trainer in conflict resolution and won after that project a certificate of trainer in conflict resolution and negociation from ESSEC/IRENE and WWICS (Woodrow Wiolson International Center for Scholars) that trained him and supervised him on the ground. He mediated cases of local NGOs and teaches conflict resolution as independ consultant in Burundi for International and local NGOs (PADCO, WWICS, CLC, PCP,BLTP, BINUB, Concertation des Scouts des Grands Lacs, ..).

He now has certificates of conflict resolution from US Deprtment of States and MCID (one month training in seven states of USA), CMG of Cambridge (in Burundi), Essec/IRENE and WWICS, a certificate in power of Dialogue of PCP (Public Conversations Project of USA) after a one week training in Burundi and one week practice in community and a certificate of mediator won at Central European University of Budapest (CEU) from Cardozo School of Law and Hamline School of Law of USA after 2 weeks of training.

Eric Shima won an MPhil in International Peace Studies in December 2010 at Trninity College Dublin and a BA in french literature after a thesis presented on the 1st of june2001 in comparative literature on Aimé Césaire and Thicaya U Tam’si ‘s poetry and that is published by Harmattan (Paris Publisher) in june 2008. Today he acts as way international Commissionner of CERC as a volunteer, advocationg for peace and education. While he is studying peace studies at TCD he is researching on comparative literature, and writing poems as well.
This end of the Year an international Network of universal ambassadors of peace, PHILAPAIX based in Geneva awarded him a title of Universal Ambassador of Peace
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Burundi
Rwnda
Democratic Republic of Congo
Ireland
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Burundi
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Independant Consultant in conflict resolution, peace-related issues and Monitoring /Evaluation of Projects. I collaborate with Channel Research in professional evaluation, volunteering for CERC as International Commissionner
How many years professional experience do you have ?
11-15
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://www.harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=auteurs&obj=artiste&...
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Conflict Mainstreaming, Democratization, Development, Dialogue, Diplomacy, DDR, Education, Gender, Organizational Development, Social Entreprenuership
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Fundraising, Monitoring, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Ownership process Management in multilateral projects
International Conference on the Great Lakes Region as Institution
Peace and Developement in the Great Lakes Region
I am finalising the edition of a book of poetry
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
RESEARCH / PUBLICATIONS : Books

1. "Aimé CESAIRE : Cahier d'un retour au pays natal et TCHICAYA U Tam'si : Epitomé, A comparative study" Bujumbura: (216 pages) , L’Harmattan, Paris, june 2008
2. Ownership Process Management in the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). Case of Burundi, TCD/ISE, Dublin, October 2009.
II. Papers
1. The Role of UN in Peacekeeping and its key determinents. Case of Burundi and D.R.C., Paper, ISE, Dublin, May, 2009
2. Importance of Non-govermental Organizations to Development in Burundi. Case of Maison Shalom, Paper, ISE, Dublin, March, 2009
3. Reconciliation rather than accountability ought to be the primary concern in the post-conflict societies. Case of Burundi, Paper, ISE, Dublin, February, 2009
4. Promoting Civil Society for Peacebuilding Effectiveness in the Great Lakes Region, Paper, ISE, Dublin, December, 2008


ARTICLES/CONFERENCES

2. Fora des femmes, des jeunes et de la Société Civile dans le processus de la Conférence Internationale sur la région des Grands Lacs, DYSCAC Burundi, Bujumbura, avril 2006
3. Austin Zeltz and Eric Shima, Les jeux coopératifs, ASB, Bujumbura , 2004
4. Pour une nouvelle approche de gestion des enfants de rue et de la rue au Burundi, CERC,Bujumbura, 2003
5. Partage d’informations sur la situation nouvelle des enfants de rue et de la rue et construction des synergies pour retirer définitivement les enfants de la vie de rue, CERC, Bujumbura, 2004
6. La voix des Grands Lacs, recueil de poèmes 91 pages, inédit et déposé à l’Université du Burundi, Direction de la Recherche
7. «Question de narrateur/auteur et d’histoire/fiction dans le Baobab fou de Ken Bugul" narrator / author and history / fiction in Le Baobab fou of Ken BUGUL" at Burundi University July 10, 1999 and University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2001 adapted the theme of the symposium as « Pratique de la fiction en langue non africaine et le poids de l’histoire dans la littérature néo-nègre; cas de Le Baobab fou de Ken Bugul»
8. "Involving of Bujumbura North Area Youth in Setting up peace in Burundi”; case of CJK (Centre Jeunes Kamenge)" (24 pages), a contribution to Tebtebba Foundation ‘s Conference on Indigenous people, Manila Dec 2000

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To create more peace in 2011

Posted on December 21, 2010 at 4:00am 2 Comments

21 December 2010



I read the 10 suggestions of Craig Zcelizer to be more peaceful and read many feedbacks from a lot of perspectives including that of CNVC that I loved so much. What great ideas! As a writer, Critic, Certified mediator and negotiator I concur with most of them but came to know that my knowledge be good or huge as it may is nothing before the love of God, the true one, and all mean nothing if they cannot lead me to enjoying life in heaven. I am actually 40 years old… Continue

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At 3:07pm on November 29, 2009, Shaazka Beyerle said…
Dear Eric:

Thanks very much for your reply to the posting about my research project on civic action to fight corruption. I will check out the activities of OLUCOME. Your suggestion is most helpful. Best regards. Shaazka
At 5:05am on October 22, 2009, Prof Kevin P Clements said…
The Ph.D programme is already up and running. Can you send a note through to my PA/Office Manager Debbie Prysor at peaceandconflict@otago.ac.nz . She can give you further details. Cheers Kevin
At 3:37pm on September 25, 2009, Dave Joseph said…
Dear Eric,
Meenakshi adds her greetings and best wishes to mine. I'm interested in knowing more about what you are doing currently and how your NGO has been doing.

What I am requesting right now is whether you would be available to read through our proposal and complete some kind of reference letter, which USIP will forward you around October 1-8. This would need to be completed and returned prior to October 15. I'm anticipating that the entire request would take a couple hours, at most, to read the proposal, comment on my qualifications as Project Director and the merits of the proposal.

I'm going to outline the scope of the proposal now, so that you have a better idea of what we are proposing. The proposal involves working with 25 women, half of whom would be ex-combatants (in the 1989-2003 Liberian Civil War, about 30% of combatants were women. The DDR process did not address their needs very well).
We are proposing a multimodal approach that involves dialogue, trauma healing, mentoring from ex-combatants and sustainable agriculture. PCP will partner with Mediators Beyond Borders, the National Ex-Combatants Peacebuilding Initiative (a Liberian NGO that focuses on mentoring for ex-combatants), Everyday Gandhis (a Liberian NGO that will teach sustainable agriculture, providing livelihoods for program participants) and the University of Ghana's Legon Centre (who will provide Afrocentric psychoeducational services to address trauma).

Over the weekend, I will forward you a copy of the proposal, which is not yet final, to give you a better sense of exactly what we are doing.

Would you feel comfortable accepting the responsibility of providing this reference, focusing on my qualifications as Project Director and the proposal's merit?

I hope that you will agree and look forward to catching up with you and hearing more about what you are doing. It will be helpful if you can send me your e-mail address, so we can communicate directly, rather than going through the Peace and Collaborative Development Network website.

I have to indicate on the proposal, which is being submitted Tuesday, the names of the references, so your prompt response will be much-needed.
all my best,
Dave
At 8:51am on September 24, 2009, Dave Joseph said…
Eric,
I hope that all is well with you---three years after our last contact. I would very much like to catch up with you.
Wondering if you would consider acting as a reference for a current United States Institute of Peace proposal that I'm working on with Mediators Beyond Borders and PCP. Focus is on dialogue and trauma healing for ex-combatant women in Liberia.
Please respond ASAP if you would be willing to serve as a reference. As soon as I hear from you, I will be glad to provide more details. Our deadline for reference purposes is Monday, September 28.
All my best,
David
At 11:25pm on August 31, 2009, Prince Godwin Korieocha said…
Dear ERIC
Long time and how is thinks over there I hope all is well with you. You have not written me for a long time now.
I have seen your details and interest it’s wonderful I wish we can have more people like you in the world; it will be a better place to live in. keep up your good work. Can we collaborate? We are working on children, youth and women. Can you add me as a friend? Peace education
Have a nice day
With you we can make a change. Please get back to me.

Prince Godwin korieocha
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Dear ERIC
Long time and how is thinks over there I hope all is well with you. You have not written me for a long time now.
I have seen your details and interest it’s wonderful I wish we can have more people like you in the world; it will be a better place to live in. keep up your good work. Can we collaborate? We are working on children, youth and women. Can you add me as a friend? Peace education
Have a nice day
With you we can make a change. Please get back to me.

Prince Godwin korieocha
Email: Princegodwin1967@yahoo.com
korieocha@gmail.com
+ 2348023136481 Lagos Nigeria
+2348052102280

MEMBERS PEACE &COLLABORATIVE DEVELOPMENT NETWORK USA
MEMBER UNIVERSAL CIRCLE AMBASSADOR OF PEACE SWITZERLAND
AFFILIATE MEMBER UNITED NETWORKS OF YOUNG PEACEBUILDERS THE HAGUE NETHERLANDS .
AFRICAN PEACE AMBASSADOR NOAH'S ARK- INTERNATIONAL ISRAEL
At 12:22am on July 28, 2009, Julianne H said…
Thanks for the compliment! I hope that we both get to work in our field(s) for a long time :)
At 9:15pm on January 11, 2009, Craig Zelizer said…
Great Have a good start to 2009.
At 12:21am on January 11, 2009, GandhiServe Foundation said…
Best wishes for a happy and peaceful new year to you, too, Eric!
Thanks for your good words. The relevance of Gandhiji's message goes beyond time and borders. All over the world people are interested in Gandhian thoughts and implement them in their context. On Monday a Gandhian social network will be launched by us - www.gandhitopia.org - and you'll see how many likeminded folks will join!
Best, Peter
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Peter Ruhe
GandhiServe Foundation
www.gandhiserve.org
At 9:11pm on January 10, 2009, Craig Zelizer said…
Thanks. Would appreciate if you could let others know about the network.
At 8:18pm on January 2, 2009, Joram Tarusarira said…
Happy New Year Eric, I met you when you came up to Belfast- ISE's centre for Reconciliation Studies. You seem to be doing a lot of work. Great.Best.Joram
 
 
 

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