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CONCURRENT SESSIONS C

 

Tuesday, 22 May from 15:40-17:15

 

a. Development of Hiroshima Castle as peace facility
b. Revolutionary Ways of Reporting Conflict: A case study of Kenyan Media
c. The Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site: a Prime Tourist Destination and Successful Instrument in the Process of Healing the Wounds of Conflict

 

Healing the Wounds of Conflict

 

Maj. Gen. Gert Opperman, Chief Executive Officer, The Voortrekker Monument and the Heritage Foundation, South Africa
The Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site: a Prime Tourist Destination and Successful Instrument in the Process of Healing the Wounds of Conflict

Gen Opperman had a distinguished career as an operational and peace time commander and served in various key positions, including that of Chief of Office in the Ministry of Defence for six yrs. In his last post he was responsible for the communication of the process of amalgamation and integration of seven different military forces into the newly established SA National Defence Force. Since being appointed as the CEO of the Voortrekker Monument and Nature Reserve in 2000, he has succcessfully converted the then struggling and still contentious monument from the previous dispensation into a highly successful role model, both as a prime tourist destination and heritage institution. He is at the same also the CEO of various other heritage institutions and sites, including the Heritage Foundation.

Shoichio Sendai, Associate Professor, Hiroshima University
Development of Hiroshima Castle as peace facility

 

George Kamau, Communication Officer, Practical Action
Revolutionary Ways of Reporting Conflict: A case study of Kenyan Media

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