Rashid Raji
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  • Enfield, CT
  • United States
  • Social Worker & Teaching
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Rashid Raji is now friends with Hassan Mohamed, Eliana Zemmer, Steven L. Youngblood and Bukola Faturoti more
Apr 19, 2012
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"Please briefly tell me the connection of academy and what you do. Thanks"
Jan 27, 2010
Rashid Raji and Shakeel Ali are now friends
Jan 27, 2010
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AFRICA UNIVERSITY

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Multi-Generational Trauma Healing,Forgiveness and PeaceMaking.

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African Peace and Democratic Institute(APDI)

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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)
I am a Nigerian but currently lives in Connecticut, USA. My Bachelor's degree was from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna state and my Master's degree in Peace and Conflicts Studies, University of Ibadan.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Nigeria & USA
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
USA
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Social Worker & Teaching
How many years professional experience do you have ?
6-10
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://African- American Youth Corner
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Conflict Resolution, Democratization
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Evaluation, Fundraising, Program Administration, Program Design, Research

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At 7:23pm on February 4, 2009, Samuel-Ajibade Idowu said…
I suppose so. so how is everything over there Togethere with a friend, we are proposing to start an Ngo here in Nigeria on Peace Education for the youths. God bless u. keep the peace.
At 11:44am on January 30, 2009, Aminu Gamawa said…
Rashid, you got it right. I am from Gamawa. I am happy to learn that you served in my state. I Visited Connecticut while in US doing a program at Boston. You know FOX WOOD? I am looking forward to share more ideas with you. Together we can make the world a better place.
At 9:53pm on January 14, 2009, Elaine Hsiao said…
Hello Rashid. I have just moved to London and am doing a semester at UCL, so that's why the profile changed. I'm not aware of what is going on in Borneo regarding a peace park movement, please explain....
At 6:16pm on December 28, 2008, Elaine Hsiao said…
Happy holidays Rashid.

Burma - hmmm, do you think that the political instability in that country is actually related to environmental instability? I agree that power in political systems is reliant upon the control of natural resources because that is ultimately the productive capacity of the nation, but I do not necessarily think that this is a direct contributor to the conflict in Burma. Once again, it's not my area of expertise though. My friends would know more about the conflict in Burma than I do for sure. It's worth researching and exploring though.
At 10:19pm on December 18, 2008, Elaine Hsiao said…
Rashid - I would love to do something like that. The Niger Delta is easily one of the most classic examples of environmental insecurity and conflict. I wonder though how we can identify an approach or issue that has not been previously explored and/or in process? I have not studied the Nigerian situation extensively, so I would appreciate your background on this.

Something that I have been looking into a lot over the last year is the idea of criminal prosecution of environmental crimes that rise to the level of international criminality. The effects of activities that rise to the level of international environmental criminal violation are too severe to ignore as mere harms to the environment, they destroy human communities as well - and so we cannot permit them to continue with such abhorrent impunity. Worthy of pursuit?
At 7:25pm on December 11, 2008, Elaine Hsiao said…
Hello Rashid, most of my work has a focus on the environment and law, but the greater context is better stewardship of natural resources and ecosystems to address tensions or conflicts over resources (or fueled by natural resource extraction), between humans and wildlife or between humans and protected areas. The law can play a role in this by providing more equitable frameworks for environmental protection and sustainable development - ensuring public participation, equitable distribution of benefits, transfers and capacity-building. Mitigating these tensions can reduce possibilities of violent conflict and it can bring different groups of people or stakeholders together to collaborate over a common interest, for example a shared water resource. I have been working with a peace park initiative between Honduras and Nicaragua, peace parks can be a great model for peace, sustainable development and environmental conservation. A friend of mine from Nigeria had once suggested creating a peace park between Nigeria and Cameroon - what do you think?
At 10:01pm on December 7, 2008, THUSHARA WITHARANA said…
Hi Rashid,

U R welcome our peaceful & fantastic world.


I think U intrest in peace.i'm a graduate in Peace & conflict Resolution in University of Kelaniya In Sri lanka.Then i studied in Internatioan Relations,Human Rigts,Counselling Psycology Diplomas.

Now I study MA in political science.

my last job is Youth national coordinator in anty war front in Sri Lanka.
Now i work in Human rights NGO.We help marginalized people in Sri lankan Conflict.
So we can share our peace knowladge

Thushara
 
 
 

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