UN Rescue Marshall, Amb Jonathan Ojadah Optimises Strategies For Peaceful Co-existence - CAVEAT TIMES


Tuesday, July 2, 2024

UN Rescue Marshall, Amb Jonathan Ojadah Optimises Strategies For Peaceful Co-existence

Saturday June 29th, 2024 was an epoch making day at The Presidency, Merit House, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria, where, His Excellency, Amb. Dr. Jonathan Ojadah, Global President, of the United International Peace and Governance Council (UNIPGC), delivered a Keynote address on the topic: Consolidating Peaceful Coexistence In Nigeria and Africa.

Amb Jonathan Ojadah, who is also the latest United Nations Rescue Marshal, adorned his ceremonial colourful outfit for the occasion.

The Head of Global Peace Ambassadors did not mince words as he dissected the topic for the day with enumerated strategies to the audience of distinguished top government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and top business men and women.

"Our topic of consolidating peaceful coexistence in Nigeria and across Africa, is paramount, for fostering harmony, understanding, and sustainable development in the continent," said Amb. Jonathan Ojadah. 

He then went on to outline strategies that must be adopted and implemented to achieve this purpose. 

1. Dialogue and Communication: We must encourage open and honest dialogue among individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions. This will build trust, provide understanding of different perspectives, and address grievances before they escalate into conflict.

2. Education and Cultural Exchange: Promoting educational programs and cultural exchanges is crucial. Initiatives like student exchanges, cultural festivals, and language training will foster crosscultural understanding and break down stereotypes.

3. Conflict and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanisms: Establishing effective ADR mechanisms, such as mediation, arbitration, and peace-building initiatives, is imperative. These tools address disputes early, preventing them from escalating into violence.

4. Economic Empowerment: Economic development programs that tackle poverty, inequality, and unemployment are essential. Entrepreneurship training, job creation initiatives, and social welfare programs can mitigate tensions and conflicts.

5. Leadership and Governance: Promoting good governance, accountability, and inclusive leadership is critical. This includes democratic reforms, anti-corruption initiatives, and leadership training programs that represent diverse interests and prioritize the well-being of all citizens.

6. Religious Tolerance and Understanding: Encouraging interfaith dialogue and respect for different religious beliefs is vital. Initiatives like interfaith conferences, religious education programs, and community outreach can foster understanding and tolerance.

7. Traditional and Cultural Practices: Respecting and celebrating traditional and cultural practices promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. Cultural festivals, traditional music and art programs, and language preservation initiatives are key.

8. Media and Information: Promoting responsible media practices, fact-checking, and accurate information dissemination is crucial in combating misinformation and hate speech. Media literacy programs, journalist training initiatives, and online fact-checking platforms are essential.

9. Community Engagement: Empowering local communities to take ownership of peace-building initiatives is fundamental. Community outreach programs, peace-building training, and local conflict resolution mechanisms can drive grassroots reconciliation.

10. Regional and International Cooperation: Fostering collaboration among African countries and international organizations is necessary. Sharing best practices, providing support, and addressing common challenges through regional peace-building initiatives and global development programs is vital.
By implementing these strategies, we can lay a strong foundation for peaceful coexistence in Nigeria and Africa. Together, we can promote a culture of peace, understanding, and sustainable development.

Afterwards, the applaud was loud.

As a United Nations Rescue Marshall, the position entails the individual to always enhance public trust and credibility; Advocate for policies improving disaster response and emergency services; Strengthen international relations and collaboration on global issues; Secure increased resources and funding for emergency response; Inspire leadership in prioritizing humanitarian efforts; and attract international investors for the political good of government and people.

His Excellency, Amb. Dr Jonathan Emmamuzo Daniel Ojadah is a Nigerian diplomat, Businessman,  humanitarian & Philanthropist. A native of Aviarha, Isoko North LGA in Delta State, Nigeria., A distinguished personality in the realm of international trade and investment diplomacy. With an expansive mastery in both bilateral and multilateral commerce, he is poised as a significant figure in global economic arenas.

Amb. Jonathan has worked with different diplomats in several high level dialogues including the EU, AU & UN in countries such as Germany, United Kingdom, Lithuania, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana and Uganda . 
He is actively involved in various initiatives promoting international cooperation and diplomacy aimed at promoting peace and prosperity globally. Some of his notable achievements and initiatives include:
- Advocating for the rights of marginalized communities and promoting social justice
- Consolidating Peaceful co-existence of societies in Africa
- Promoting sustainable development and climate change mitigation efforts
- Facilitating cultural exchange programs and educational initiatives between countries
- Building partnerships with other organizations and stakeholders to promote peace and prosperity globally. 

He has participated in various UN events and conferences, Peace Support Initiatives in issues such as:
- Peace and conflict resolution
- Human rights and social justice
- Sustainable development and climate change
- Education and cultural exchange

His educational background is a testament to his commitment to continual learning and excellence in his various fields of endeavor.
Dr. Jonathan's educational journey is as diverse as it is impressive. He attended Contemporary Nursery & Primary school, Banjo Str, Liasu rd Ikotun Egbe in Lagos State, Sigma Bond Academy, Alake Idimu, Lagos State and tertiary education at the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State obtaining  Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Business Administration.
His unquenchable thirst for knowledge led him to acquire a Diploma in Diplomacy & International Relations from ESTAM University in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
His academic ventures took him abroad to the International British Institute (IBI) in Cairo, Egypt, where he achieved an Advanced Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Management.
Furthering his education in the United States, he earned a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDE) in Education Management from the American Institute of Education & Training, and another Advanced Diploma in Health, Safety Environment (AD-HSE) Management from CIML Business School, USA. 
Amb. Dr. Jonathan also holds a Master's (MBA) in Leadership & Business Management from CIML Business School, Delaware, USA.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Amb. Dr. Jonathan's profound philanthropy has been a beacon of hope for many. His dedication to humanitarian cause is further exemplified by the establishment of the Arise O Nigeria Empowerment Initiative, A non-governmental organization (NGO) , launched with the support of UN Women in 2016,  a testament to his commitment to empowering vulnerable groups, advocating for the marginalized, tirelessly working towards the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Nigeria.

His Excellency, Amb. Dr.Jonathan Ojadah is presently appointed and Elected as the Global President of UNIPGC. He is  presently serving as the Head Of Mission (Africa) and  Permanent Representative to the United Nations Hqtrs, New York, USA for the Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations, Lithuania EU. 

Amb. Jonathan Ojadah's work with UNIPGC has helped to promote the organization's goals and objectives, and has contributed to its reputation as a respected and influential international organization.

H. E Amb Dr. Jonathan's mantle is adorned with over 15 Leadership, merit, and achievers awards, some of which include:
πŸ‘‰ 2024 U.S. President Joe Biden's Lifetime Presidential Achievement Award. which attracted congratulatory messages from top dignitaries worldwide, including Her Excellency Chief Dr. Jewel Howard Taylor, former Vice President of Liberia; Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of the 18th Congressional District of Texas, USA; Hon. Kevin Uguru, Member of the German Parliament; and others.
πŸ‘‰ United Nations  Rescue Marshall 
πŸ‘‰ FORBES Best of Africa Outstanding Leadership Personality in Sustainable Peace Building, Diplomacy & Governance Award 2023 nominated by the Foreign Investment Network (FIN) UK. A recognition of his relentless efforts, unwavering dedication, and steadfast commitment to humanitarian services.
This prestigious FIN FOEBES Award recognition is a culmination of his consistent and impactful Sustainable Development projects that have significantly improved community and organizational effectiveness. These initiatives have also amplified the capabilities of his international team, leading to remarkable accomplishments and thus, meriting him the distinguished FIN-FORBES Award of Excellence, which he was honored with in London, UK, on July 19th, 2023.

πŸ‘‰ In a further commendation of his service. H.E. Amb Dr. Jonathan Ojadah, was bestowed with the Euroknowledge Leadership Award at the British Parliament, House Of Lords. London UK on the 24th Of Nov. 2023. 

πŸ‘‰ Distinguished Service Award by the Rebranding Leaders Africa Initiative.This award was presented to him reflecting his exceptional contributions to the United Nations' mission and values.

πŸ‘‰ Honorary Doctorate Causa from ISMT University in the Benin Republic, recognizing his scholarly contributions and societal impact.

πŸ‘‰ICON of Societal Development award by the Yoruba Youth Assembly, symbolizing his influence and positive change across various communities.
Ambassador Dr. Jonathan Ojadah's accolades continues with another prestigious ICON of Societal Transformation award, bestowed upon him by the Northern Youths Peace Ambassadors of Nigeria. This honor celebrates his efforts in fostering unity, development, and peace among the diverse communities across Nigeria
Moreover, his work and influence extend beyond national boundaries, earning him the prestigious African Leadership Award. This award highlights his exemplary leadership qualities and his significant contributions to the advancement of African communities through sustainable development and peace-building initiatives.

Ambassador Dr. Jonathan's illustrious career and philanthropic endeavors have established him as a beacon of Inspiration and a catalvst for positive change. not just in Africa but on the global stage.

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