Tana 2014 Programme

Below is the full programme of Tana 2014. Click read more to launch the full programme.

Master of Ceremony: Brian Kagoro, Regional Programme Advisor, Governance and Public Administration, UNDP Regional Service Center, Ethiopia

Chief Rapporteur: Prof. Habtamu Wondimu, assisted by Esther Ikubaje, Justice Agbezuge, Alemayehu Gurmu, and Haileyesus Muluken

Day I- Saturday 26th April 2014

08.00 – 11.00: Arrival of participants and registration

11.00 – 12.30: Special event: The Annual Meles Zenawi Lecture Series: Leadership in Africa: Reflections on Nelson Mandela’s Legacy: By Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi, Executive Director, African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP)

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

14.00: Opening Session: Chair: Prof. Andreas Eshete, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia with the rank of a Minister and Deputy Chairperson of the Tana Forum

14.00 – 14.10: Introductory video: Highlights of the 2nd edition of the Forum

14.10 – 14.30: Welcome Address: H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

14.35 – 14.55: Introductory remarks: “The State of Peace and Security Africa”: by H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Nigeria and Chairperson of the Tana Forum Board

Tana 2014 in the Media

Below are links to stories in the media that appeared in the run-up to, during, and after Tana 2014. Click read more below to access the links to the media stories.

Somaliland Sun: http://somalilandsun.com/index.php/regional/5618-somaliland-government-invited-to-tana-forum-conference-on-horn-africa-security-

Wiyiyit: http://www.wiyiyit.com/third-tana-high-level-forum-security-africa-meet-weekend

Humanitarianresponse: http://www.humanitarianresponse.info/operations/ethiopia/article/tana-high-level-forum-kicks-walta-information-centre

CCTV: http://english.cntv.cn/program/africalive/20130423/100444.shtml

Addis Standard.com: http://addisstandard.com/impacts-of-illicit-financial-flows-on-peace-and-security-in-africa-at-the-heart-of-the-third-tana-high-level-forum/

African business review: http://theafricanbusinessreview.com/tana-2014-africas-peace-and-security-and-illicit-financial-flows/

South Sudan Tribune: http://southsudantribune.org/states-news/324-h-e-kiir-attends-3rd-tana-high-level-forum-for-peace-and-security

Giz: https://www.giz.de/en/mediacenter/23593.html

Missions allemandes en France: http://www.allemagne.diplo.de/Vertretung/frankreich/fr/03-11-afrique/01-pol/02-T3-conference-paix-seite.html

Ethiopian Opinion: http://www.ethiopianopinion.com/the-third-tana-high-level-forum-on-security-in-africa-held-in-bahir-dar-town/

Auswaertiges-amt: http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/DE/Aussenpolitik/Friedenspolitik/Krisenpraevention/Wo-helfen-wir/130502_Afrikanische_Sicherheitskonferenz.html

Shukshukta: http://shukshukta.net/index.php?postid=20645

Tax justice network: http://www.taxjustice.net/2014/06/25/impacts-illicit-financial-flows-peace-security-africa/

Tana 2014 Discussion Papers

The Impact of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) on Peace and Security in Africa

Tana 2014

Across the African continent, IFFs have increased threats to human security thus the theme of the impacts of IFFs on security in Africa is timely in light of these current peace and security challenges. Alex Cobham discusses their sources, their implications and leaves room for recommendation.

Tana 2014 Speakers

There were a total of twelve speakers during Tana 2014. Click Read More to launch the list and download their biographies.

Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, Deputy Executive Secretary of the UNECA

Tana 2012

Charles Abugre, Development Economist and currently the Regional Director for Africa at the UN Millennium Campaign based in Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Kojo Busia, Senior Mineral Sector Governance Advisor at the African Mineral Development Centre of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Prof. Mamadou Diouf, Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and the Director of Columbia University’s Institute for African Studies

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti state, Nigeria and former Director of the Centre for Democracy & Development, a research and training institution dedicated to the study and promotion of democratic development, peace-building and human security in Africa

Prof. Gilbert Khadiagala, Jan Smuts Professor of International Relations and Head of Department of International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr. Funmi Olonisakin, founding Director of the African Leadership Centre

Dr. Carlos Lopes, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Nuhu Ribadu, Chairman of the Petroleum Revenue Task Force and a former government anti-corruption official in Nigeria

Brian Kagoro, Adviser for the Africa Governance and Public Administration Programme at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

H.E. Anicet G. Dologuele, the former Prime Minister of the Central African Republic, from 1991-2001

Dr Attiya Waris, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Commercial Law of the University of Nairobi, Kenya

Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi, Research Professor of international economic relations and currently the Director of the UN African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP)

Tana 2014 Outcomes

Charles Abugre, Development Economist and currently the Regional Director for Africa at the UN Millennium Campaign based in Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Kojo Busia, Senior Mineral Sector Governance Advisor at the African Mineral Development Centre of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Prof. Mamadou Diouf, Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and the Director of Columbia University’s Institute for African Studies

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti state, Nigeria and former Director of the Centre for Democracy & Development, a research and training institution dedicated to the study and promotion of democratic development, peace-building and human security in Africa

Prof. Gilbert Khadiagala, Jan Smuts Professor of International Relations and Head of Department of International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr. Funmi Olonisakin, founding Director of the African Leadership Centre

Dr. Carlos Lopes, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Nuhu Ribadu, Chairman of the Petroleum Revenue Task Force and a former government anti-corruption official in Nigeria

Brian Kagoro, Adviser for the Africa Governance and Public Administration Programme at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

H.E. Anicet G. Dologuele, the former Prime Minister of the Central African Republic, from 1991-2001

Dr Attiya Waris, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Commercial Law of the University of Nairobi, Kenya

Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi, Research Professor of international economic relations and currently the Director of the UN African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP)

Tana 2014 Speeches

Opening Remarks by Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE)

Tana 2014

In his address the Prime Minister of Ethiopia said the transformaton of Africa’s pervasive rent-seeking political economies can be achieved through the creation of people-centered democratic developmental states. Economies must focus on value addition of production as the key driver of business, in turn reducing the motivation behind illicit financial flows (IFFs) and the insecurities emerging from it.

Keynote Address by Carlos Lopes, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of UNECA

Tana 2014

Mr. Lopes defined illicit financial flows (IFFs) conceptually and practically. Highlighting the implications on peace and security on Africa as well as the urgency for multilaterism, through continental bodies such as the African Union (AU), RECs, UNECA and other regional mechanisms, and the establishment of broadly accepted norms. 

Welcome Address by Olusegun Obasanjo, Chairperson of the Tana Forum

Tana 2014

Tana Chairperson and former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo warmly welcomes participants and thanks the city of Bahir Dar, and the Amhara Regional State for their graciousness.

Tana 2014 Other Documents

Report of the 3rd Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa

Tana 2014

The report contains speeches from HE. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. OLusegun Obasanjo, Former Preident of Nigeria and Tana Board Chairperson. Key note adress from Dr. Carlos Lopez, Under Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, UNECA, Ethiopia, discussion summaries, recommnedations and annexes.

Secretariat Report

Tana 2014

Compiled by the Tana Secretariat, the Institute for Peace and Security Studies, this report gives a financial overview, participant evaluations, and media coverage of the 3rd Tana Forum.