Oromo TV: Conference on Oromiyaa – December 17-18, 2016

Oromo TV: Conference on Oromiyaa – December 17-18, 2016

The Network of Oromo Studies (NOS) First International Conference in London 17-18 Dec., 2016, Venue: Stratford, Water lane,E15 4LZ University of East London.Time: From 10am-5pm

The Network of Oromo Studies (NOS) invites contributions of research papers from established academics, practitioners and students of Oromo Studies to its first International conference, December 17-18, 2016. Venue: Stratford, Water lane, E15 4LZ University of East London.

Theme: The past, present and its future contribution to Socio-Political narratives in Oromia, Ethiopia and the Horn

The field of Oromo studies has relatively been a neglected area of academic pursuit for too long. While a few organisations such as Oromo Studies Association (OSA) and individuals make formidable efforts to promote this field, there is scarcity in depth and width of robust research activities in this discipline. NOS endeavours to address this gap.

Whilst the conference would like to critically review the Oromo studies as a scholarly endeavour and its contribution, it is also an opportunity to explore social and political landscape in Ethiopia at the present and its implication to Oromo’s and other nationalities and the horn of Africa.

The conference is also keen to receive research papers that capitalise on current Oromo issues to give deeper insight into the dynamic of maintain its status-qua and the role of international communities in this respect.

Deadline for submission of 300 words abstract is 31 Oct, 2016

The final paper should be no longer than 5000 should be submitted by 20 Nov. 2016 to be considered by the editorial board for publication in the Journal of Network of Oromo Studies.

About NOS

Board of directors: To be elected by the first General Assembly Committee
Executive committee:

Dr Gizaw Tasissa: Chair person
London Metropolitan University.

Mr Gosaye Fida
Deputy Chairperson and development officer
University of Westminster, London

Mr Denabo D Wario: Secretary
Email: wario_51@yahoo.co.uk

Mrs Addis Deressaa:
Coventry City Council

Dr Elfineh Bariso

Editorial board coordinator
College of Haringey, Enfield and East London

Proceedings Expected on the launching of NOS
Events NOS launching before first conference –details to be announced soon.
First Conference of in July


The objectives of the Network of Oromo Studies are to:

2.1. Document and conserve the Oromo heritage and Oromia’s resources (e.g. culture, language, history, knowledge, natural resources and cultural artefacts etc.)

2.2. Conduct and sponsor scientific research on issues relevant to Oromia and the Oromo people in all disciplines,

2.3.provide knowledge exchange linkages among research bodies, various industries, the political north and south with a view to disseminating and implementing scientific and indigenous wisdoms for common good,

2.4. Initiate dialogues among the Oromo communities to facilitate mutual understanding and collaboration regarding matters of common concerns and interests,

2.5. Deliver conferences, publications, and education, training, mentoring and consultancy services on issues relevant to the Oromo and stakeholders,

2.6. Mobilise material, financial and human resources to advance Oromo Studies in all disciplines

2.7.The objectives of the company are the promotion or regulation of commerce, art, science, education, religion, charity or any profession, and anything incidental or conducive to any of those objectives;

Require its income to be applied in promoting its objects (the non-profit distribution clause). Require all the assets that would otherwise be available to its members generally to be transferred on its winding up either

  • to another body with objects similar to its own; or
  • to another body the objects of which are promotion of charity and anything incidental or conducive thereto, (whether or not the body is a member of the company).

Undertake other relevant activities within the law to advance the above aims and objectives


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