Ndumba J. Kamwanyah
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Aug 29, 2012
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The Limit of Clooney’s Satellite Spy Project in Sudan

The current fighting between North Sudan and South Sudan in the disputed border oil town of Heglig provides a litmus test on the success of actor George Clooney’s, goal of “deterring a return to full-scale civil war” between the two sides. Clooney has even recently met with President Obama to drive home his Sudan cause, Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP).Despite the full knowledge that Clooney’s high-tech spy satellite was watching from 300 miles up in the sky, apparently it did not stop the…See More
Apr 27, 2012
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Fact-Checking Kony2012: What NBC’s Fact-Finding Mission to Uganda did not Tell

Few days after its release, amid controversies, the 30-minute documentary about Ugandan’s warlord Joseph Kony, viewed by over 80 million on Youtube, went viral online. The NBC Nightly News’ reality check section announced that it was sending a team to Kony’s village in remote Uganda east of Gulu to check the facts on the ground. Surely as promised, after meeting and speaking to some survivors of Kony’s heinous crimes (including one of his…See More
Mar 21, 2012
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Jan 20, 2012
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AU Elects Obiang Nguema, Credibility Reaches a New Low.

I guess nothing here should come as a shock, but the AU’s credibility and relevancy took another nose dive when the organization elected President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea as the new chairman at the January 30 annual summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Nguema Mbasogo was nominated by the Central African region, and he assumes the AU mantle when myriads of recent crises in Egypt, Tunisia, and Ivory Coast…See More
Feb 3, 2011
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Jan 30, 2011
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Things Fall Apart’ in Ivory Coast

To borrow from William Butler Yeats’s poem, things fall apart; the centre cannot hold, this time in the Ivory Coast despite the recent election designed to reunify the country. A standoff between theincumbent President LaurentGbagbo and the opposition leader Alassane Quattara issliding the country back into another civil…See More
Dec 8, 2010
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Facing Namibia’s History: Vision, Agony and Hope

At the international stage, the Southern African country of Namibia is known as the raresuccess story of the UN. Lost in this UNNamibian success narrative is the story of people detained by SWAPO, thecurrent ruling party in Namibia,during the war of independence for being suspected spies. Read more: http://southernafrica.foreignpolicyblogs.com/See More
Dec 3, 2010
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Global Campaign for Peace Education

The Global Campaign for Peace Education has two goals:1) to build public awareness and political support for the introduction of peace education into all spheres of education, and; 2) to promote the education of all teachers to teach for peaceSee More
Dec 1, 2010
Ndumba J. Kamwanyah posted a discussion

Swaziland Retrenches Workers to Gain IMF Loan Approval

I am not sure if it is just me, but it is dawning on me that the IMF  has one standardized economic solution when it comes to tackling Africa’s economic crisis: Cut spending, cut spending, and cut spending! Read more: http://southernafrica.foreignpolicyblogs.com/See More
Nov 15, 2010
simon mathew replied to Ndumba J. Kamwanyah's discussion The Price of Being Gay and Lesbian in Uganda
"I do not believe that this antipathy to "gays" is confined to any one religion or nation or race. Anything that goes against socially common practice evokes the same degree of hostility. I think all humans behave in much the same…"
Nov 13, 2010
Anneli Vitterskog replied to Ndumba J. Kamwanyah's discussion The Price of Being Gay and Lesbian in Uganda
"What implications for the men in the magazine has taken place? When the matter is discussed, does more liberal values come up, say from other nations , and how are they contested?"
Nov 12, 2010

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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)
Ndumba Jonnah Kamwanyah, a native of Namibia in Southern Africa, is an Adjunct Professor at Rhode Island College in the Anthropology Department, teaching traditional justice and indigenous African political institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. He also holds a Master of Science in public policy and a Master of Arts in conflict studies from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Namibia.

Ndumba is a certified mediator, and has extensive experience in training, research-base advocacy, and over the past 10 years trained participants from all walks of life in Namibia, Uganda, and USA. His areas of expertise include: Capacity building, conflict resolution, children’s rights, refugee rights, human trafficking, public policy formulation, and community development.

In addition Ndumba blogs for the Foreign Policy Association, focusing on Southern Africa. Some of his articles have appeared in the Insight Namibia, a current affairs magazine. He is fluent in English, Afrikaans, RuKavango languages, Oshiwambo and conversational in Otjiherero.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Southern Africa (especially Namibia), Uganda, USA
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
USA and Namibia
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
public policy, focusing on the relationship between conflict resolution and democracy.
How many years professional experience do you have ?
6-10
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://southernafrica.foreignpolicyblogs.com/
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Democratization, Development, Dialogue, Diplomacy, Facilitation, Human Rights, Humanitarian Relief, Peacekeeping, Refugees
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
My dissertation examines the meaning of reconciliation in the context of “one Namibia one nation”, and in terms of how the Namibian Policy of National Reconciliation (NPNR) appeals to Namibia’s multi-layered identity (politically, racial/ethnically and economically). Focusing on the public perceptions, this study aims to understand ordinary Namibians’ views on personal possibilities to affect reconciliation and national building in Namibia, including the ways in which they imagine and interpret reconciliation and national unity. When interpreting reconciliation, what is included or excluded from its definition, and why? Are citizens’ attitudes and perceptions conciliatory, and mutually reinforcing and supportive of democratic values? Does Namibia’s heterogeneity make it difficult for ordinary citizens to reach consensus when it comes to issues of reconciliation, thus posing a danger for national building?

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The Limit of Clooney’s Satellite Spy Project in Sudan

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:06pm 0 Comments

The current fighting between North Sudan and South Sudan in the disputed border oil town of Heglig provides a litmus test on the success of actor George Clooney’s, goal of “deterring a return to full-scale civil war” between the two sides. Clooney has even recently met with President Obama to drive home his Sudan cause, Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP).

Despite the full knowledge that Clooney’s high-tech spy satellite was watching from 300 miles up in the sky, apparently it did not…

Continue

Fact-Checking Kony2012: What NBC’s Fact-Finding Mission to Uganda did not Tell

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 11:03am 0 Comments

Few days after its release, amid controversies, the 30-minute documentary about Ugandan’s warlord Joseph Kony, viewed by over 80 million on Youtube, went viral online. The NBC Nightly News’ reality check section announced that it was sending a team to Kony’s village in remote Uganda east of Gulu to check the facts on the ground.

 

Surely as promised, after meeting and speaking to some survivors of Kony’s heinous crimes…

Continue

Things Fall Apart’ in Ivory Coast

Posted on December 8, 2010 at 2:32pm 0 Comments

To borrow from William Butler Yeats’s poem, things fall apart; the centre cannot hold, this time in the Ivory Coast despite the recent election designed to reunify the country. A standoff between the

incumbent President Laurent

Gbagbo
and the opposition leader…

Continue

Facing Namibia’s History: Vision, Agony and Hope

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 12:59pm 0 Comments

At the international stage, the Southern African country of Namibia is known as the rare
success story of the UN. Lost in this UN
Namibian success narrative is the story of people detained by SWAPO, the
current ruling party in Namibia,
during the war of independence for being suspected spies. Read more: http://southernafrica.foreignpolicyblogs.com/

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At 12:45pm on October 23, 2010, Paromita Goswami said…
Hi Ndumba!

Best wishes for your PhD. It would be great if we could do collaborative work sometime.

Regards,
Paromita
At 12:05pm on September 22, 2010, Dr. Nick Idoko said…
Ndumba, you're welcome to our peace and collaborative world. Let's keep in touch.
At 9:34pm on August 29, 2010, David J. Smith said…
www.communitycollegetimes.com/article.cfm?ArticleId=2899

Actually, use this web address. it is more precise.
At 9:32pm on August 29, 2010, David J. Smith said…
Go to www.communitycollegetimes.org. I should be there. Let me know if you still can get it. Email me at dsmith@usip.org.

David
At 11:48pm on August 12, 2010, Mr. Otim Denis Barnabas said…
Ndumba am glad to have you as a friend. I like to move on and get active in the field of interest and lets keep in touch. However, i feel comfortable when we keep intouch through emails. In that i can give quick response. Kindly email me at: otim.barnabas@gmail.com
At 4:28pm on July 30, 2009, Ping Ping Worakate said…
Hi
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