Assessing the Eritrean struggle from dictatorship to Democracy
By Fesseha Nair
Over the past 13 years of uniting the opposition political and civic society under a common framework has not shown the crucial advance throughout the Eritrean diaspora and inside
People from the democratic countries are exerting pressure to support those forces who struggle for democratic change but democratic governments in the west countries have not yet found reliable alternative to the dictator in
In this article, I will deal that we need an assessment that could lead us to action, in other words, a way of assessing the struggle from dictatorship to democracy that would be relevant to the Eritrean people. The assessment needs a methodology that the forces in the democratic transition can use themselves, both for assessing the quality of their struggle and for raising the popular consciousness.
What makes an assessment realistic and objective depends on how to create a new and strong methodology which measures the whole range of concerns and issues related with the struggle from dictatorship to democracy in case of
What were the concerns and issues raised by the EPDP not to participate in the National Dialogue held at Akaki in 2010 and later in the Awasa Congress for Democratic Change?
The Eritrean forces for democratic change those who are in the ENCDC and the others outside of ENCDC give an assignment to a certain academic assessors, who work in agreement with all political and civic organizations.
The team carries its own assessment and present it in a workshop. The assessment should be worked inside six months. I, therefore, suggest that carrying out a realistic and principled assessment of the past 13 years is of urgent necessity.
The framework of assessment depends on:
Assessment Examples of the Eritrean Opposition political organizations.
Assessment Examples of the Eritrean Civic organizations for democratic change:
The objective of this assessment is to identify the problems and find ways to remedy them.
If all the political organizations and civil society and media personal agree to survey this assessment in each country of the diaspora, then, next will be an national and international workshop where all will attend including academics, lawyers and representatives of political and civic organizations.
The workshop will be sponsored by own financial contributions and by applying fund applications from sponsoring institutions.