Summary on the theme

The 8th Tana Forum, taking place from 4th to 5th May in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, will discuss the theme of: « Political Dynamics in the Horn of Africa: Nurturing the Emerging Peace Trends ».

In line with recent political developments in the Horn of Africa and the remarkable rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea to address the border conflict through negotiation, this year’s Tana Forum will deliberate on ways to support the political dynamics and pertinent geopolitical matters unfolding in the region.

The Forum complements formal meetings of African heads of state and government by gathering them in an informal, collaborative environment. In the spirit of discussions taking place under the Baobab tree, the Forum offers room and space for panel discussions, interaction with the floor and bilateral talks to share views and experiences in a time efficient, result-oriented and open manner.