International University of Monaco, Monaco, 21 September 2011Tsegezeab Kiros Hagos, former Eritrean athlete and member of the Executive Committee for both Eritrean and Eastern African athletics region, is graduating with a Master in Sustainable Peace through Sport in June 2013.

He has just finished his internship with HAWI sports management, a full-service athlete representation company that prides itself on integrity, innovation, commitment, excellence, and strong athlete-agent relationships.

He was the Head Coach and communication assistant representing HAWI’s team in Eritrea. “Generally I like all my responsibilities. But I particularly enjoy to be a public relations assistant because it means sharing what you have and taking what you do not have from others  for the common good, and this is really what practical life means.”

His studies have helped him a lot because working in a sport business means maximizing profit and also enhancing the performance of your clients (athletes). “I have used my knowledge in international marketing, financial and managerial accounting, corporate social responsibility, PR, sport legal environment and of course sport event planning.” The Team building sessions were also very useful to Tsegezeab since he had to deal with groups and individuals with conflict of interests. “You need to know what conflict is and how you can settle it.”

“I think all these ingredients I have taken from the International University of Monaco and UPEACE were highly valuable for my internship in this company.”

His employer, Mr. Merhawi, selected him because of his educational background, his athletic experience and also his personality. “He has a great balance of experience, but with a thirst for more knowledge. He is organized, works very hard and is a team worker.”

Tsegezeab is now studying Norwegian language in Norway. Thus, one of his plans is to apply for a job at the Norway’s Labor and Welfare Service (NAV) as a refugees post trauma consultant and personal contact for integration of new refugees.


The Master in Sustainable Peace through Sport program is a multidisciplinary program, which seeks to educate and train an elite group of « Engineers for Peace through Sport », able to harness the potential of sport as a strategic tool dedicated to building and promoting sustainable peace across the globe.

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