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Ghana 2018


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Ghana 2018


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Program schedule

MONDAY, May 14, 2018
Venue: Conference Room, Balm Library University of Ghana, Accra - Legon

8:30AM- 9:45AM: Welcome Address by Mr. Sadat Bole, Assistant Lecturer, History Department, University of Ghana, Legon.

9:45AM-10AM: Official lunch of the institute by Mr. Fernando Ferrara, Head Satyagraha Institute Nuevo Leon, Mexico

10:00AM-11:15AM: “Meaning of Nonviolence- Ontological, epistemological and ethical dimensions of Nonviolence.” Prof. Mundackal Paulose Mathai, Department of Gandhian Thought and Peace Research center, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad, India.

11:15AM-11:45AM: Coffee Break

11:45AM-12:00PM: “Application of Nonviolence Part 1-.” by Mr. Fernando Ferrara, Head Satyagraha Institute Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

12:00PM-1:00PM: “Application of Nonviolence Part 2.” Prof. Mundackal Paulose Mathai, Department of Gandhian Thought and Peace Research center, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad, India.

1:00PM-2:30PM: Lunch Break

2:30PM-3:45PM: Questions from participants & Answer from Faculty.

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018
Venue: Conference Room, Balm Library University of Ghana, Accra - Legon                                                                                                

8:30AM-9:45AM: “Application of Nonviolence in Action Part 3.” by Mr. Fernando Ferrara, Head Satyagraha Institute Nuevo Leon, Mexico

9:45AM-10AM: “Explore the relevant of Nonviolence.” Mr. Sadat Bole, Assistant Lecturer, History Department, University of Ghana, Legon.

10:00AM-11:15AM: Gandhi’s life as a paradigm of Nonviolence in Action.’’ by Prof. Mundackal Paulose Mathai, Department of Gandhian Thought and Peace Research center, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad, India.

11:15AM-11:45AM: Coffee Break

11:45AM-12:00PM: “Organized and collective use of Nonviolence- Satyagraha/Nonviolent direct Action.”

12:00PM-1:00PM: “Satyagraha and Constructive Programme in the Gandhian scheme.” by Mr. Fernando Ferrara, Head Satyagraha Institute Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1:00PM-2:00PM: Lunch Break

2:00PM-3:00PM: Case studies /examples of nonviolent resistances in different countries and situations-Paradigmatic satyagrahies/nonviolent fighters.” by Mr. Sadat Bole, Assistant Lecturer, History Department, University of Ghana, Legon.

3:00PM-3:45PM: Dealing with conflicts-Conflict transformation.’’ Questions from participants & Answer from Faculty by Prof. Mundackal Paulose Mathai, Department of Gandhian Thought and Peace Research center, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad, India.

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018
Main auditorium International Needs. Volta Region, Central - Tongu District, Adidome.

8:30AM-9:45AM: Welcome Address by Mr. Lawson Awudi Gadri, Faculty Member Satyagraha Institute, Ghana

9:45AM-10AM: Watching of videos of Gandhi in South Africa

10:00AM-11:15AM: Basic assumptions and principles of Nonviolence and Satyagraha, by Prof. Mundackal Paulose Mathai, Department of Gandhian Thought and Peace Research center, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad, India.

11:15AM-11:45AM: Coffee Break

11:45AM-12:00PM: Universal applicability of satyagraha, by Mr. Fernando Ferrara, Head Satyagraha Institute Nuevo Leon, Mexico

12:00PM-1:00PM: Nonviolence as ‘the law of our being’-as ‘the law of our species’ and the law/direction of human evolution, Prof. Mundackal Paulose Mathai, Department of Gandhian Thought and Peace Research center, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad, India.

1:00PM-2:00PM: Lunch Break

2:00PM-3:00PM: “Satyagraha and Constructive Programme in the Gandhian scheme.” by Mr. Fernando Ferrara, Head Satyagraha Institute Nuevo Leon, Mexico

3:00PM-3:45PM: A video from Carl Kline, South Dakota. USA

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018
Main auditorium International Needs. Volta Region, Central - Tongu District, Adidome.

8:30AM-9:45AM: Dealing with conflict- conflict transformation, by Prof. Mundackal Paulose Mathai, Department of Gandhian Thought and Peace Research center, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad, India.

9:45AM-10AM: Satyagraha and conflict transformation, by Mr. Fernando Ferrara, Head Satyagraha Institute Nuevo Leon, Mexico

10:00AM-11:15AM: Essential skills, communicating clearly, synthesizing, listening, drafting, inventing new options, by Mr. Lawson Awudi Gadri, Faculty Member Satyagraha Institute, Ghana

11:15AM-11:45AM: Coffee Break

11:45AM-12:00PM: Cultural display &poetry by local community school Pupil’s

12:00PM-1:00PM: Lunch Break

1:00PM-3:00PM: Networking among participants and faculty

3:00PM-3:45PM: Awarding of Certificate to participants. End of SI Ghana

FRIDAY May 19, 2018
An organized trip to only faculty: Cape Coast Castle & Kakum National Park, Cape Coast.

 

Faculty

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Adamu Sadat Bole

Adamu is an assistant lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Ghana.

He is a historian with interest in Intellectual and Cultural History as well as History of Science, Medicine and Technology (HSMT).  He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in History/Information Studies from the University of Ghana on 21st July, 2012 with First Class Honors.  In June, 2014 he received a Government of India Scholarship under the African Scholarship Scheme called Indian Council for Cultural Relation (ICCR) to pursue a 2-year Master of Arts program in Historical Studies at The University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Indian. He graduated in April, 2016 with First class Honors.

His research thesis was titled: Mahatma Gandhi: South Africa's Gift to India, 1893-1914.  The research focused on how Gandhi became a 'Mahatma", the birth of Satyagraha and Gandhi's Philosophical ideas. His on-going research is titled: 'Settled Migrants: Indians in Ghana.

 
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Fernando H. Ferrara

Fernando founded Mesa de Paz, a network of 16 NGO’s in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, working to create a more peaceful culture through nonviolent social change. This organization now has a youth activist network working on a variety of projects, such as: Nacidos para Triunfar (working with 22 gangs to bring them into nonviolence and social commitments); Cruzada Cabal (150 volunteers educating youth to bring them out of alcohol and drug dependence); Arte Urbano (supporting urban art, performing art, music and painting in high risk communities); and Despierta (a peace newsletter for youth). Fernando has worked as General Manager of Industrias Ferrara, Manager of Fabrica de Papel Monterrey and Empaques de Carton Hercules, Manager of Artes Graficas Integradas, CEO of Grupo CHRISTUS Muguerza, and CEO of Hexagonos Mexicanos. Fernando traveled to India to study the philosophy of Gandhi at the Institute of Gandhian Studies for a year in the city of Wardha (Servagram) Mahajarashtra. That same year (1994) he was named a lifetime member of the Gandhi Peace Foundation in Cochin, Kerala, India.

 
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Lawson Awudi Gadri

Lawson has a diploma with Cambridge International College Britain (Human Resource Management) 2010.

He also completed Gandhian Nonviolence Theory and Application held at Gujarat Vidyapith, organized by Department of Gandhian Philosophy.

An article about Lawson was published in The Times Of India titled Bapu power to bust sex slavery in West Africa

He specialized in Nonviolence and Social Change as well as agriculture in Gandhian perspective.

 
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M.P. Mathai

Mathai is a Professor at Gujarat Vidyapith, the university founded by Gandhi in Ahmedabad, India. He is former Dean of Gandhi Research Foundation and former Professor and Director at the School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies, M.G. University, Kerala, India. He is author of Gandhi’s Worldview and an editor of Gandhi Marg. Mathai is a well-known speaker in the East and the West, and he recently spoke at the signing of a peace pledge between some 400 members of rival gangs in Monterrey, Mexico.

 

Coordinator

 
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Senyo Kudzo Adeti

Senyo Kudzo Adeti is a social/charity worker with past experience from Emefa Help Ghana and Trokosi Abolish Fellowship International Ghana. Currently holds a (Diploma in Gandhian Nonviolence theory and Application) from the Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad. India. An institution established by Mahatma Gandhi Himself. I believing firmly that Gandhi’s message of Truth, Love and Nonviolence (Ahimsa) is still relevant today. Or even more relevant than ever before, considering the high level of Poverty/Inequality we are facing especially in Africa, and the increase of different forms of violence in both personal and public life. The ethic of nonviolence, as practiced and cultivated by Mahatma Gandhi, live on, regardless of national or political boundaries. By this firm believe and a seeker of truth I find it more ideal to propagate the ideas of the “MAHATMA’’ to Africa and the World.

Contact

senyo@satyagrahainstitute.org