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

Programme Director:
Mr. Abdul Mohamed, Chief of Staff, African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan.

Chief Rapporteur:
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

http://horseedmedia.net/2015/04/19/shirkii-tana-forum-oo-bahir-dar-itoobiya-lagu-soo-geba-gebeeyey/

(Tana) Forum Called for intesfied Military response by African States on Terrorist groups

http://www.ena.gov.et/index.php/politics/item/3771-2015-04-20-00-01-40

Resist terrorists bid to divide us, Uhuru tells Africa

http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2015/04/resist-terrorists-bid-to-divide-us-uhuru-tells-africa/

Secularism, politicization of faith dominates 4th Tana Forum

http://www.ethpress.gov.et/herald/index.php/herald/national-news/10376-secularism-politicization-of-faith-dominates-4th-tana-forum

The Tana Forum held in BahirDar Concluded

http://www.fanabc.com/index.php/component/commedia/popup/35105/12814/35105/component.html

Africa: A Provocative Tana Forum Discussion – Challenging Africa’s Towering Figure

http://allafrica.com/stories/201504221333.html

Pan-Africanism, Secularism, and Security highlight Day I

http://waagacusub.net/articles/866/Pan-Africanism-Secularism-and-Security-highlight-Day-I

Excerpts from the 4th Tana High Level Forum on Security in Africa

http://www.regent.edu.gh/index.php/about-regent/news-publications/624-building-a-secure-and-peaceful-continent

Multi-stakeholder forum on Africa’s security underway

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/regional/artikel.php?ID=348128

Kwame Nkrumah was no hero, pan-Africanism is dead and other stories from a unique presidential meeting

http://mgafrica.com/article/2015-04-21-kwame-nkrumah-was-no-hero-pan-africanism-is-dead-and-other-stories-from-a-unique-presidential-meeting

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.

Download the Programme of the Public Lecture and Vice Chancellors’ debate
Download the Concept Note

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.

Click here to download the full concept note.
Click here to download the entries of the top three winners: winner, first runner-upsecond runner-up

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

Outcomes

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

Thomas Silberhorn

Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Benjamin Mkapa

Former president, The United Republic of Tanzania

Abdul Mohamed

 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

Charles Abugre

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

Lakhdar Brahimi

Former United Nations Peace Envoy to Syria

Smail Chergui

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

Ali Mufuruki

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

Amina Mama

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

Sahle-Work Zewde

Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)

Tana 2015 Speeches

Speech delivered by Thomas Silberhorn

Tana 2015

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

Tana 2015

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

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

Tana 2015

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

Tana 2015

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)

Tana 2015

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

Tana 2015

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

Tana 2015

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.