Name: Rena Dedefo Buta
Date of Birth: June 19, 1991
Education: MSc. in Highway Engineering
Please describe your vision of a world that works for everyone.
I have a strong belief that all inhabitant of this world / every one with divers color and identity needs peace to live happily and develop in economy, idea or maturity. the main resource that we can share world wide is peace
What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
Recently we are suffering from disease and hunger which at some point become threat for human survival; but there is also another threat that is man made, War, conflicts, crime, terrorism that we can eliminate or reduce.
How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
Globally we should come together and share our ideas and strategies to eliminate the problems, natural and man made and contribute our share to bring peace to our world for our own good
I was born in Robe, Bale Ethiopia, a town located 403 km from the capital Addis Ababa in 1991 from Educated family my dad being Laboratory technician and my mom a teacher. I graduated my Bsc degree from Hawasa University and Msc degree from Jimma university at age 23 and 26. I have been serving my community as a lecturer for the last 3 years which I have experienced leading my colleagues being head of civil Engineering department for two consecutive years. During this time I have witnessed ethnic conflict that have occurred between students who were living in the university and took my share in contributing to settle the problem. This incident influenced me to eagerly want to participate in any opportunity which will help to bring a peace in a community. Women share more than half of worlds’ population. Including women in every problem solving of our planet is vital. As a mother of two girls I am also interested in empowering women by their academic and career balance globally. I have been participating in empowering STEM women by giving training and contributing a share in changing our world. I am so impressed with IIGL philosophy as a mother and a women because as our elders say \’country is not the earth or the rivers but the people makes a country\’ people including my children. People start from family; that is why every one needs a place to survive and be happy.
I am interested in contributing my share to bring peace and prosperity in my region and I want to participate in sharing an idea with global youth and intellectuals in conflict resolution and stability