“Eritrea at a Crossroads: A Narrative of Triumph, Betrayal and Hope”

About the Author

Ambassador Andebrhan Welde Giorgis is a member of the Board and Senior Adviser of the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES), Senior Expert in the Peace and Security Section of the Global Governance Institute (GGI) and an Adjunct Professor of Diplomacy, African Politics and International Relations at Vesalius College, Free University of Brussels (VUB) where he is also a research fellow. He has extensive experience as a freedom fighter, scholar, central banker, diplomat, international negotiator, and political consultant with particular expertise in peace, security, and development issues.

 

Andebrhan is a veteran of the war for Eritrea’s liberation and a founding member of the central committee of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) and the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ). Upon independence, he served inter alia, as: President of the University of Asmera; Governor of the Bank of Eritrea; member of the Eritrean National Assembly; Ambassador to the EU, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom, and the Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organisation and UNESCO; Eritrea’s Special Envoy to the African Great Lakes region; and Commissioner for Coordination with the UN Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia (UNMEE). After dissociating from the government of Eritrea in 2006, Andebrhan worked as Senior Advisor for the Africa Programme of the International Crisis Group and advised the European Commission for the Preparation of an EU Strategy for the Horn of Africa.

 

Andebrhan holds a BSc and MBA from the University of Colorado, conducted doctoral studies at Harvard University and has published several articles. He speaks Tigrinya, Amharic, Arabic, English and French.

ኣምባሳደር ዓንደብርሃን ወልደዮርጊስ ኣባል ቦርድ ኤውሮጳዊ ማእከል ንምርጫዊ ደገፍ  (European Centre for Electoral Support)፣ ላዕለዋይ ክኢላ ኣብ ክፍሊ ሰላምን ጸጥታን ትካል ዓለምለኻዊ ምሕደራ (Global Governance Institute)፣ ፕሮፌሰር ዲፕሎማሲ፡ ኣፍሪቃዊ ፖለቲካን ኣህጕራዊ ዝምድናታትን ኣብ ቨሳልዩስ ኮለጅ (Vesalius College)፡ ተመራማሪ ኣብ ናጻ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ብራሰልስ (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)፣ ኢዩ። ከም ተጋዳላይ ሓርነት፡ ከም ምሁር፡ ከም ማእከላይ ባንከኛ፡ ከም ዲፕሎማሰኛ፡ ከም ኣህጕራዊ ኣላዛቢ፡ ከም ፖለቲካዊ ኣማኻሪ፡ በዓል ሰፊሕ ተመክሮን ወናኒ ፍሉይ ክእለት ኣብ ጕዳያት ሰላም፡ ጸጥታን ልምዓትን ኢዩ።  

 

ዓንደብርሃን ገዲም ተጋዳላይ ኣብቲ ምእንቲ ሓርነት ኤርትራ ዚተኻየደ ኲናትን ሓደ ካብቶም መስረትቲ ኣባላት ማእከላይ ሽማግለ ህዝባዊ ግንባር ሓርነት ኤርትራን (ህግሓኤ) ህዝባዊ ግንባር ንደሞክራስን ፍትሕን (ህግደፍ) ኢዩ። ድሕሪ ናጽነት፡ ምስ ካልኦት መዝነታት ሓዊስካ፡ ከም ፕረዚደንት ኣስመራ ዩኒቨርሲቲ፣ ከም ኣመሓዳሪ ባንክ ኤርትራ፣ ከም ኣባል ሃገራዊ ባይቶ ኤርትራ፣ ከም ኣምባሳደር ኣብ ኤውሮጳዊ ሕብረት፡ በልጁም፡ ፈረንሳ፡ ላክሰምበርግ፡ ሆላንድ፡ ፖርቱጋል፡ ስፓኛን ዓባይ ብሪጣንያን፣ ከም ቀዋሚ ወኪል ኣብ ኣህጕራዊ ባሕራዊ ውድብን (International Maritime Organisation)፣ ኣብ ትምህርታዊ፡ ስነፍልጠታውን ባህላውን ውድብ ሕቡራት ሃገራትን (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation – UNESCO)፣ ከም ፍሉይ ልኡኽ ኤርትራ ኣብ ዞባ ዓበይቲ ቀላያት ኣፍሪቃ፣ ከም ኮሚሽነር ምውህሃድ ልኡኽ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ናብ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን (UN Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia – UNMEE) ኣገልጊሉ።

 

ምስ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ኣብ 2006 ካብ ዚባተኽ ንደሓር ድማ፣ ከም ላዕለዋይ ኣማኻሪ ፕሮግራም ኣፍሪቃ ናይ ኣህጕራዊ ጕጅለ ቅልውላው (International Crisis Group)፣ ከም ኣማኻሪ ኤውሮጳዊ ኮሚሽን ኣብ ምድላው ስትራተጂ ኤውሮጳዊ ሕብረት ንቐርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፡ ሰሪሑ። ዓንደብርሃን ካብ ኮሎራዶ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ናይ ባቸለርን (BSc) ማስተርን (MBA) ዲግሪታት ኣለዉዎ፣ ኣብ ሃርቫርድ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ንናይ ዶክትረይት (PhD) ዲግሪ ኣጽኒዑ፣ ሓያሎ ጽሑፋት ድማ ኣሕቲሙ። ንሱ ትግርኛ፡ ኣምሓርኛ፡ ዓረብኛ፡ እንግሊዝኛን ፈረንሳኛን ይዛረብ።

 

(Tigrinya ብዛዕባ ደራሲ)

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