Tana Forum 2012 (1st Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa)

Theme: Managing Diversity and State Fragility in Africa (14-15 April 2012)

Tana 2012 Programme

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Tana 2012 Speakers

Speakers during Tana 2012. Click here link blow launch the list and download their biographies.

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  • Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, Deputy Executive Secretary of the UNECA
  • H.E. Thabo Mbeki, Former President of South Africa
  • Ms. Bineta Diop, Founder and Chair of the Executive Board Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS)
  • Dr. Francis Deng, Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the United Nations on the Prevention of Genocide
  • Dr. Funmi Olonisakin, Director of the African Leadership Center
  • Prof. Mahmood Mamdani, Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research
  • Ambassador Ramtane Lamamra, Commissioner for Peace and Security African Union
  • H.E. Luisa Dias Diogo, Former Prime Minister of Mozambique

Tana 2012 Discussion Papers

Managing Diversity

Prof. Andreas Eshete

Professor Andreas Eshete notes ‘despite Africa’s rich legacy of diversity, there is disinclination in much of Africa in giving either a political face or a public voice or space to culture and cultural identity. This is puzzling but of course such puzzles are not uncommon.

State Fragility

Alex de Waal

Political scientists define a ‘fragile state’ as a deviation from a developmental norm, i.e. by what it is not. Scholarly and policymaking interest in such a state is restricted to building institutions and putting it ‘back’ on a developmental path.

Tana 2012 Speeches

Tana 2012 Forum Documents