The Center for Development and Governance (CDG) conducted three round dialogues on Human Rights, Rule of Law and Good Governance among 80 youth social media (SM) influencers. The participants were drawn from relevant institutions of the Government, academy, media, and private citizens from across Oromia. The dialogues, which took place in Addis Ababa, last January, were conducted by a senior legal expert who briefly explained the concepts of the three issues. He emphasized that these issues are foundations for lasting peace and sustainable development. Intensive discussions were subsequently made by the participants on the topics. The outcome of the discussions helped draft possible way-outs and suggested the role of youth Social Media influencers in safeguarding Human Rights, Rule of Law and Good Governance.
The CDG has been actively involved in public awareness raising activities on the importance of peace in recent years. Specific focus is given to youth on the social media with the intention of directing their attention to positively influencing peace.
The organization has compiled the dialogues outputs in the form of texts, footages and graphics illustrations. These would be disseminated via the different SM outlets over the coming one or two months. CDG, thus, calls for the attention of its followers to the outcomes of these fascinating dialogues in the coming days.