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Strategic Priorities to save our Eritrea

Strategic Priorities to save our Eritrea By Tesfai Yitbarek 10-04-2013 The Diaspora Eritrea-groups and our relations within,  is full of  antagonism and rejection of each other, this includes all sort of political and civilian and/including humanitarian

Strategic Priorities to save our Eritrea

By Tesfai Yitbarek 10-04-2013

The Diaspora Eritrea-groups and our relations within,  is full of  antagonism and rejection of each other, this includes all sort of political and civilian and/including humanitarian organizations. One might be puzzled by the Diaspora circular movement, with a radios of x-miles but not touching the center of the grievances .i.e. Highdef/PFDJ, consequently the Diablo, PIA is kept loose. What should be done to remedy the indefinite turn on our own circular orbit?

There should be a path at where we can evade at one time and miss the vicious circular orbit or make it parabolic one. To my concern there is always  a very important link missing from all of us; the Missing Link………. A Strategy of fighting against the tyranny who is causing all the havoc and destruction in our country and above all the cohesions of our social fabrics as a nation and as family of  human beings. I choose to  name the missing link, a mariners’ ring-shackle, but not….. the shackle.

Although the ENCDC was given a major card to play a positive role in the form of bringing a speedy change in Eritrea; after nearly a year  and half it is way beyond the promised achievement, contrary to the assignment it was given by the member organizations and individual participants. What is wrong with the ENCDC then? Simply it does not set the priorities required to make the job easy.

Definition & requirements of Strategic priorities:

All subsequent operational or tactical planning and resource allocation is based

on strategic priorities.

A broadly defined objectives that a political organization as well as a civic organization engaged in bringing changes to a society of a certain strategic area, must achieve to make its strategy succeed. The Strategic objectives that need to be ranked by their importance in achieving the strategic goals must be in return prioritized.

Strategic  objectives are in general, externally acquired  financial resources and Human resources from within. It is like a marketing strategy in dealing with Strategic Priorities that we focus in bringing the desired changes by the stakeholders.

To some up the strategic priorities we can put certain major classification of our priorities;

1.Development of a new skills and methods desired to facilitate the required management.

2.Developing a new Plan or innovation to develop a visionary working methods.

3. Human resources: selecting and forming groups or committees

4.Financial resources: identification of resources of capital and their use.

and finally

5.Social responsibilities : awareness and responsibilities to the effect on the wider community or stakeholders.

All the above mentioned must be accompanied with time limits, efficiently use of the recourses relative to the outputs.

Let us take our Diaspora Strategy in achieving change in the home country through a united Eritrea-organization that includes all existing political and civic organizations (individuals as well).

What are the Strategic priorities of the organization? Community based cooperation or a platform of all the different groups who are separately engaged in opposition to the dreadful  regime in Eritrea? Or listing requirements through a  platform that manages the job of strategic objective and strategic priorities.

How do we face then the challenges we  meet while listing our priorities?; Do we need a strategic relation with others or do we  have to do it all alone what ever human energy it may cost us?

The  answer to all these questions must be carefully given a consideration  and reviewed from time 2time.The requirements for the Strategic objective and strategic priorities, at the end  must be accompanied by a Strategic Planning.

What is strategic planning? Systematic process of envisioning a desired future, and translating this vision into broadly defined goals or objectives and a sequence of steps to achieve them. In contrast to long-term planning (which begins with the current status and lays down a path to meet estimated future needs), strategic planning begins with the desired-end and works backward to the current status. At every stage of long-range planning the planner asks, “What must be done here to reach the next (higher) stage?” At every stage of strategic-planning the planner asks, “What must be done at the previous (lower) stage to reach here?” Also, in contrast to tactical planning (which focuses at achieving narrowly defined interim objectives with predetermined means), strategic planning looks at the wider picture and is flexible in choice of its means.

One has to ask the following  to see the immediate solution to our problems.

1.Is it achievable with the present condition of Opposition groups way of handling the priorities?

2.And what are the Strategic priorities laid down by the opposition at present?

3.Have we the subsequent capacity to have a workable Strategic plan based on our priorities to forward our struggle against the tyrant? Do we have already a plan B at hand?

The Strategy and Tactics of united forces for change should elaborate, on the objectives, drivers and tasks of the Eritrea National Conference for Democratic Changes (ENCDC) in the current phase. In this Strategic Tactics, we need that although we are still in a process, the task is no longer simply to consolidate and expand the hold of the democratic forces on levers of (state) power, but to decisively tackle the task of building a National Democratic Society. Put positively, to build a national democratic society that abolishes these sources of social conflict, we must ensure:

*A united and democratic state based on the will of all the people, without

regard for ethnicity, sex, belief, language, or geographic location;

A dignified and improving quality of life among all the people by

providing equal rights and opportunities to all citizens;

The restoration of the birthright of all peoples or nationalities regarding access to

land and other resources.(here: I see similarities with the Strategy-Adi from ECP from Hiruy Tedla Bairu)

Affirmative action and redistribution to include those excluded by

PFDJ leadership; and

The eradication of inequalities between ethnic groups & other unproductive relations, to correct the historical injustice and as a prerequisite to economic transformation and growth including Diaspora groups.

 Access to quality education for all is critical not only to economic and social

development, but also a key instrument of social mobility and addressing inequality.

Unless we are able to tackle this head-on today, we will continue to subject the majority of local Eritreans.

God bless Eritrea


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  • Kalighe April 12, 2013

    Dear T.Yitbarek,

    The ideas you presented are good, but I don’t see any timeline regarding it’s implementation.
    Some issues can be approached only after removing the regime from power, others may be now, so obviously time is critical. As far as I can understand, the most important priority should be building consensus on major national issues, so that a lot of mistrust that is paralyzing the opposition camp can be properly handled and transition to democracy made easy.

  • fetsum abraham April 12, 2013

    Brother, Thanks for the information and we should define our strategy and vision of struggle soon. Something interesting to this end is beggining to show up and please continue the effort and keep posted in the future.

  • OROMAI no hope ERITRA April 12, 2013

    My first reaction would be ..before ..WE TRY TO SAVE…TESTACULAR CANCER….was it necessary to bring such devastating cancer by shading precious 100.000 ++++ precious lives.
    The best solution to save Eritrea is by UN-ERITREANING it…but ,uneritreanning is not reversable & goods ones signed of are not returnable..seems to be Ethiopia´s, In our action we have shown..we some how cared about the hate factory called eritrea ..we do not give a hoot about the people..Amanuel Iyassu´s ¨torture from Sinai¨has not moved us half of an inch…ones we were unable to humulate Woyanes ..that we supposedly trained 8i guess we forgot to teach them ¨digging¨…a failing strategy of first century war policy..and now ..all is fine we shut off the computer..those who were clapping..war mongers are quiet acting dumber than an Eritrean student in a Science rocket class.
    wow..hello..any cab drivers there ??? hello

  • OROMAI no hope ERITRA April 12, 2013

    ብጊዜ ደርጊስ ሓንቲ የጤና ካድሬ ፣ኣብ ሓደ ገጠር ኢትዮጵያ ከይዳ፡ ___ብዛዕባ ጥቕሚ ናይ ሳምናን ጀርምስ ምክልኻልን ተስተምህሮም ነበረት እሞ__ካብቶም ሓረስቶት ሓደ፣
    ¨እትየ ካድሬ የሳሙና ጥቅም እኮ ይገባናል፣መግዥያው ገንዘብ ነው የሌለን¨ ኢሉ መለሰላ ።ነቶም ናይ ¨ባዕዲ¨ቋንቋ ዘይርድኣኩም ወይ ስርናይ ናይ ደርጊ ምስ ተረፈ ዝረሳዕኩሞ ትርጉሙ____¨ብጸይቲ ካድረ ,ጥቕሚ ስምና እኮ ኣይስሓትናዮን፥፥፥መግዝኢ ሳምና ዝኸውን ገንዘብ ´ዩ ዘይብልና ኮይኑ በላ እሞ…….
    እቲ ስትራተጂ ንፈልጦ ኢና ነታ ድሙ ቃጭል ትኣስረላ__ሕልቕቲ ኣንጭዋ እያ ተሳኢና ።Or we do not think even the rat house that keeps on drinking human blood is worth our blood.

  • luna April 12, 2013

    Tesfai Yitbarek

    Thanks for addressing our problem. The analogy you used to simplify the concept is very helpful. To my understanding, up to now, nobody tried to write about it in such a way to make it clear to the readers.

    It helps us understand by making the road map much clearer than ever before.
    The picture you painted is much more simplified and to the point. Our struggle has to have a way and a means if it is to come to it’s desired goal.
    Once our priorities are in place these two pillars become our financial and human resources.

    The body is made up of:
    1. The diaspora Eritreans and
    2. The nationals/citizens inside Eritrea

    On top of it, the community is given the social responsibility to seriously do it’s share, saving the nation of Eritrea.

    Please do not utter poisonous words against others who might have a different point of view. That is the nature of democracy. Instead, pose for a minute and think twice before writing or saying hurtful words which doesn’t contribute in any way or add any thing to the topic being highlighted and discussed. Let our focus be on the enemy of our people not fellow Eritreans who have equally become victims of the tyrant and his lackeys. When we degrade another human being in another way we are belittling ourselves.

  • belay nega April 13, 2013

    “*A united and democratic state based on the will of all the people, without

    regard for ethnicity, sex, belief, language, or geographic location;”


    • ÒROMAI no hope ERITRA April 13, 2013

      Brother Belay ,

      They can not even administer a funeral house ,let alone a country.they are filled with hate towards Isaias for outsmarting them.
      they are as useless as a computer in Eritrea.
      A computer does not dig trenches.

  • OROMAI hope lost 4 ERITRA April 14, 2013

    Maybe Eritrea needs a super laxative to poop off the people that are not valuable for Eritrea.
    But, then Eritrean population would remain 5.000 instead of 5.000.000 .
    Well for our health

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