Tana 2015 Programme
The following is the draft programme of the 4th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, scheduled to be held on the 18th and 19th April 2015, in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. All times indicated are East Africa Time (EAT) or UTC+3.
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 9:00 EAT
Mr. Abdul Mohamed, Chief of Staff, African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan.
Prof. Amr Abdalla, Senior Research Advisor at the Africa Peace and Security Programme of the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS)
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Tana 2015 in the Media
Below are links to stories in the media that appeared in the run-up to, during, and after Tana 2015. Click read more below to access the links to the media stories.
Shirkii Tana Forum oo Bahir Dar, Itoobiya lagu soo geba-gebeeyey
(Tana) Forum Called for intesfied Military response by African States on Terrorist groups
Resist terrorists bid to divide us, Uhuru tells Africa
Secularism, politicization of faith dominates 4th Tana Forum
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Pan-Africanism, Secularism, and Security highlight Day I
Excerpts from the 4th Tana High Level Forum on Security in Africa
Multi-stakeholder forum on Africa’s security underway
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Tana 2015 Pre Forum Events
Public Lecture and Vice Chancellors’ Debate
The Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, in conjunction with the Bahir Dar University, will organise a public lecture and a Vice Chancellors’ debate in order to cascade the discussions of the Forum to young generation in universities. Please find below relevant documents.
Universities’ Essay Competition
Africa is the world’s most youthful continent with about 65% of the population under the age of 35. As the continent’s present and future, young people are uniquely impacted by the peace and security challenges. They are also the best equipped to solve them. The Tana Forum Universities’ Competition seeks to engage young voices on issues of peace and security in Africa; and secondly, provide a platform for African youths to present their perspectives on the causes, manifestations and impact of secularism and politicized faith on peace and security in Africa.
The authors of the top three essays will be flown to the host city Bahir Dar, Ethiopia for the 2015 Tana Forum and the best writer will be invited to make oral presentations of her/his essay to African dignitaries and officials from international organizations.
TANA Forum-WANEP Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue
The pursuit for peace is a continental agenda. It is pursused on local, national and regional levels by actors with varying expertise and resources. The Tana Forum-WANEP Regional Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues seeks to make these connections between levels of work and levels of expertise more impactful. With actors from grassroots civil society organizations to international organizations we hone in on the year’s theme Secularism and Politicised Faith and develop a blueprint of action.
This year, we are collaborating with the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) to bring together leaders and key individuals in West Africa. The regional multi-stakeholder dialogue will take place at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana on 24th and 25th February 2015.
The broad goal of the Regional Multi-Stakeholder Pre-Forum is to provide an opportunity for a broad-based African constituency to become part of the process of generating inclusive dialogue capable of advancing ownership of African solutions on peace and security. For more information, download the Concept Note.
Find a comprehensive schedule of the speakers and session themes during the 2-day Dialogue taking place in Accra, Ghana
The Tana Forum/WANEP Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue gathered civil civil society experiences and expertise to help inform discussions at Tana 2015 in April. The deliberations produced the following recommendations.
Tana 2015 Outcomes
Facts and Figures of Tana 2015
Between 18th-19th April 2015, heads of state, policy-makers and policy-influencers, deliberated over the year’s theme “Secularism and Politicised Faith”. Download the outcomes and recommendations.
Tana 2015 Speakers
Prof. Dagmawi Woubshet
Professor of African American Literature, Cornell University, USA
Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Former president, The United Republic of Tanzania
Chief of Staff, African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan
Soad M. Shalaby
Director, Women Business Development Center
Dr. Alioune Sall
Executive Director, African Futures Institute
Ghanaian development economis
Prof. Francis Akindès
Professor of Sociology, Alassane Ouattara University, Ivory Coast
Cheikh Rachid al–Ghannoushi
Muslim Scholar and Co-founder of Nahdah party, Tunisia
Former United Nations Peace Envoy to Syria
Commissioner for Peace and Security, African Union Commission
H.E. Haile Menkerios
Head, United Nations Office to the African Union and Special Representative to the African Union
Chairman and CEO of Infotech Investment Group LTD, Tanzania
Dr. Abdelwahab El-Affendi
Reader in Politics, Coordinator, Democracy and Islam Programme, University of Westminster, UK
Prof Andreas Eshete
Advisor to the Prime Minister with the rank of a minister, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Professor in Women and Gender Studies, University of California, USA
His Eminence, Archbishop Valentine Mokiwa
President of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC)
Dr. Mamoeketsi Ntho
Researcher and Lecturer in Gender and Development Studies, National University of Lesotho
His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II, CON Sarkin Kano
Emir of Kano, Nigeria
H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)
Tana 2015 Speeches
Speech delivered by Thomas Silberhorn
In this speech of 18 April 2015 Thomas Silberhorn, Member of the German Parliament and Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, highlights the European experiences of secularisation and lessons learned about diversity from Africa.
Opening Speech by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn
Delivered by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemarian Desalegn at the 4th Tana Forum on 18th April.
Tana 2013 Discussion Papers
Universities Essay Competition- ASSEUHIN Yves Patrice (second runner-up) Tana 2015
This essay was written by ASSEUHIN Yves Patrice, second runner-up of the universities’ essay competition, organised ahead of the 4th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa
Concept note of the Tana Forum-WANEP Regional Multi-stakeholder Dialogue
The goal of the Regional Multi-Stakeholder Pre-Forum is to provide an opportunity for a broad-based African constituency to become part of the process of generating inclusive dialogue capable of advancing ownership of African solutions on peace and security.
Agenda: Tana Forum-WANEP Regional Multi-stakeholder Dialogue
Find a comprehensive schedule of the speakers and session themes during the 2 day Dialogue held in Accra, Ghana.
Universities Essay Competition- Mohammed Dejen (first runner-up)
This essay was written by Mohammed Dejen, first runner-up of the universities’ essay competition, organised ahead of the 4th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa.
Programme for the Vice Chancellors’ debate and Public Lecture
This document contains a draft programme for the Vice Chancellors’ debate and public lecture to be held at the Bahir Dar University on the 17th April 2015.
Concept note for Vice Chancellors’ Debate
This concept note outlines the idea behind the Vice Chancellors’ debate organised by the Tana High-Level Forum for Security in Africa in conjunction with the Bahir Dar University.