As EURAS-Eurasian Universities Union, we are pleased to host an online workshop on “Post Conflict Capacity Building and Education” on 28th of July, 2020 at 14:00-17:00 (Istanbul Time-GMT+3) on Zoom.


Participants need to pre-register from here


One of the biggest challenges in a post-conflict process of normalization rises in the area of education. Libya, amongst many other similar examples of conflict countries sooner or later will face this challenge and will have to come up with a road map for a solid future of prosperity and peace. Our effort at EURAS together with our workshop partner -IAU AFRICA Research Center also revealed that an international comparative multidisciplinary approach, studying cross sectional and cross sectoral post-conflict set-up is a necessity. It is also the case with many examples of post conflict capacity building efforts and the role education played thereof, starting from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Afghanistan, from Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Libya to Yemen.

Education and capacity building are two areas that are intermingled very strongly. This is even more strongly pronounced in many war torn places of the World. It has been so throughout history as we are presented with many fine examples of post conflict capacity building efforts and the role education played thereof, starting from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Afghanistan, from Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen. We would like to ground some of the experiences with capacity building and develop a thorough understanding of what it involves by looking at each individual case. In this sense we would like call upon our members at EURAS and international universities to join us in exploring past experiences to form a conceptual background, to find common treads, scope, context and breadth of capacity building and education.

Workshop Academic Partner:

Istanbul Aydin University Afrikam Research Center

Context: Education, Post-Conflict Resolution, Capacity Building, Development, Innovation, Online teaching


Prof. Dr. Sedat Aybar, Istanbul Aydin University Afrikam Research Center (If you wish to join as a presenter, please liaise with the moderator – Prof. Dr. Sedat Aybar at [email protected])

Invited Speakers:

Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydin, President, EURAS

Prof. Dr. Sabuhuddin Hadzialic, UNINETTUNO, Rome,

Prof. Dr. Rashed Mahmud Titumir, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Edna Adan Ismail, President of Edna Adan Hospital Foundation, Foreign Minister of Somaliland (2003 – 2006)

Mr. Marcello Scalisi, Director, UNIMED – Mediterranean Universities Union

Mr. Habimana Emmanuel,
Education Infrastructure Specialist, Ministry of Education, Republic of Rwanda, Kigali

HRH Zolani Mkiva, African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament, Pretoria, South Africa

Mr. Andrew Allimadi, United Nations, New York 

H.E. Williams Nkurunziza, Ambassador of Rwanda in Ankara

Dr. Aydın Nurhan, Ambassador (R), Permanent Representative of OIC to Afghanistan, (2013-2017)

Mr. Chelopas Wanyonyi Chelosi, Executive Director, Core Health and Wealth International (CoreHW), Kenya

Dr. Liz Ngang, Independent Researcher, Nairobi, Kenya

We appreciate if you join us to share your knowledge, experience and approach to this vital topic. We will be trying to answer the questions of;

  • To what extent post-conflict education is informed by the pre-conflict;
  •  To what extent post-conflict education is uniquely local;
  • To what extent online education can be instrumental to overcome difficulties;
  • To what extent universal standards in teaching and research can be achieved;
  • To what extent good governance can be established and what are the challenges;
  • To what extent innovation and entrepreneurship put in place;
  • To what extent international recognition can be reached;

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